Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest male tennis players of all times and by the time he has retired he is expected to have broken all records possible, especially concerning Grand Slam tennis. So if you are looking at the racquet which Novak Djokovic uses along with its specifications, customization and if anyone else is using it and we have all that information in our piece below.
Having played in his first Grand Slam in 2005, Djokovic showed his class when he reached the quarterfinal of the French Open the very next year – on a surface he wouldn’t deem as his favourite by any stretch.
A year later, semifinals at the French Open and Wimbledon were followed by his maiden entry into a Grand Slam final at Flushing Meadows before the Australian Open of 2008 saw Djokovic win his first Grand Slam title.
By this time, he had already won seven ATP titles including two Masters.
A lull of 11 Grand Slam runs in which he managed one final followed but once he had won his second major title in 2011, there was no stopping Nole – as he is also popularly known. Three Grand Slam title wins in 2011, were followed by a run five successive years in which he won at least one apiece.
This included his best showing in 2015 when he reached the finals at all four Grand Slams and won three of them.
While injuries pushed him back for most part of 2017 and half of 2018, his comeback ever since has seen him add a bunch of Grand Slam victories. Djokovic is also the first – and only at the time of writing – winner of all the nine Masters played during his time.
One of Djokovic’s biggest strengths is his return of serve, and opponents have found it difficult to get past his racquet on their serves because of his ability to read serves and execute returns rather well.
That is not to say the other part of Djokovic’s game aren’t as good. An aggressive player off the baseline, Djokovic’s groundstrokes are tough to surmount given the power and depth they offer.
With an excellent backhand, brilliant athleticism and a defensive game second to none, Djokovic barely has any chinks in his tennis armour.
So, Which is Novak Djokovic’s Racquet?
Having been a part of the Head family, Novak Djokovic has the Head PT113B he uses, which is a pro stock one, with a paint-job of the Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro. Djokovic also uses Babolat vs Natural Gut 17 and ALU Power 16L as the strings in the mains and crosses respectively.
His earlier racquets had a high weight, which Djokovic had used because his game demanded that but an elbow injury meant he had to give up on that luxury and opt to play with a revamped version of his previous racquet.
With a combination of reducing the lead weight, and increasing the length of the racquet to maintain the swing weight, Djokovic finally managed to find himself a racquet that isn’t too hard on his elbow but at the same time maintains his original requirement.
Get the original Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro racquet specifications below (this is the racquet Djokovic endorses).
- Length: 27 in/68.58 cm
- Head Size: 100 sq.in./645 sq.cm
- Weight: Strung: 11.5 oz/326 g
- Tension: 50-60
- Balance: 12.79in/32cm/6 pts HL
- Beam Width: 23 mm/23 mm/23 mm
- Composition: Graphene 360/Graphite
- SwingWeight: 318
- String Pattern: 18 Mains/20 Crosses
Watch the below video reviewing the racquet Novak Djokovic endorses, the Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro:
There are multiple ways to buy the Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro tennis racquet, and you can check on the various options here: How to buy Tennis Equipment in the USA. By checking on the cost of this racquet offered by Amazon you can then compare it with the other stores and according go for the best possible cost.