One of the best three men’s tennis players ever, there has always been a curiosity about everything related to Roger Federer. One of the oft-asked questions is around the racquet which Roger Federer is using along with its specifications, customization and if anyone else is using it and we have all that information in our piece below.
With more than 100 ATP singles titles including 20 (at the time of writing) Grand Slam wins, Federer has often been called the greatest tennis player of all times.
While this piece isn’t about getting into a debate around whether it’s him or the other two members of the Big Three – Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic – who make the number one spot, there is doubting the kind of interest Federer has been able to generate for the sport.
Since winning his first Grand Slam title at the 2003 Wimbledon, Federer has gone on to add seven more titles at the hallowed grass, six Australian Open, five US Open and a solitary French Open tournament wins to complete a Career Slam.
His other tennis achievements include six titles at the season-ending tour finals, a Davis Cup win and a gold and a silver at the Olympics.
Federer’s tennis has been dissected by experts throughout the world and he has been found to possess one of the most complete all-round game in the world. Winning a Career Slam is a rare achievement and to have done that in modern times speaks volumes about his game.
The Swiss maestro has incorporated every tennis style into his game, which includes being a serve-and-volley player, or defensive counter-puncher or playing offensively from the baseline. His ability to adapt to different opponents has been second to none as a result.
In more recent times, Federer also introduced a new dimension to his game, which was later termed as SABR (Sneak Attack By Roger), which saw him attack a weak second serve by an opponent by rushing to the net.
With a single-handed backhand that is so beautiful to watch, Federer is easily one of the most watched players in the history of the sport.
So, Which is Roger Federer’s Racquet?
Roger Federer uses the Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph which he strings using the Champions Choice strings. This racquet is obviously co-designed by Federer himself to suit his game which is why you might also want to look at its specifications before trying it out.
Earlier, Federer used the Wilson Pro Staff 90, which had a smaller frame but with injuries causing his results to plateau, the Swiss player opted to co-design his current Wilson Pro Staff Roger Federer Autograph 97, also called the RF97A.
This one has a bigger beam and frame than his earlier racquet.
This is the same racquet which is apparently offered to the fans, there are some who believe Federer might be using a slightly differently customised version of the same racquet.
It is interesting to note that Federer has been associated with Wilson’s racquets right throughout his playing career. Some of the other Wilson racquets which have been used by Federer include:
- Pro Staff 85 6.0 Mid-Production
- Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 Silver W
- Hyper Pro Staff 6.0 Yellow W
- Pro Staff Tour 90
- Wilson nSix-One Tour 90
- Wilson K Factor Six One Tour 90
- Wilson Six One Tour BLX
- Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six One 90
- Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph
Get the original Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph racquet specifications below (this is the racquet Federer uses and endorses).
- Length: 27 in/68.58 cm
- Head Size: 97 sq.in./625.8 sq.cm
- Weight: Strung: 12.6 oz/357.2 g
- Tension: 50-60
- Balance: 12.38in/31.45cm/9 pts HL
- Beam Width: 21.5 mm/21.5 mm/21.5 mm
- Composition: Braided Kevlar & Graphite/Basalt Fibers
- SwingWeight: 335
- String Pattern: 16 Mains/19 Crosses
Watch the below video reviewing the racquet Roger Federer uses, the Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph:
There are multiple ways to buy the Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph 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.