Playing tennis as a professional isn’t all about the player’s skill or training but it also depends on factors like concentration, discipline, fitness both mental and physicals and obviously your equipment.

At the professional level where one plays leagues, it’s important to have a racket that suits you well and goes with your playing level. And players have to take this decision very religiously by choosing one with the correct head size, balance, weight, power and so much more.

So here are some the rackets used by the world’s best tennis players:

Roger Federer

(Wilson ProStaff RF97 2nd gen)

Head Size: 97 sq. in. / 625.81 sq. cm.
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight: 12.6oz / 357.2g
Balance: 12.38in / 31.45cm / 9 pts HL
Swing-weight: 335
Stiffness: 68
Beam Width: 21.5mm / 21.5mm / 21.5mm /
Composition: Braided Kevlar & Graphite / Basalt Fibers
Power Level: Low

At the higher levels, players often experiment with prototype rackets in which the graphics aren’t final when they’re designing an autograph model. In such cases, they use rackets called “blackouts” which are basically matte black colored rackets with little or no graphics. They’re quite attractive even though they’re only supposed to be utilitarian.

Roger Federer who is one of the most famous players in the field of tennis has developed rackets for Wilson for a number of years now and now while developing this racket for the past 18 month decided that putting less is actually more impactful.

The larger than previous models head size is easy to generate power with and offers even greater control so that all of the powerful strokes are hit perfectly.

Novak Djokovic

(HEAD GRAPHENE XT SPEED PRO)

Head Size: 100 sq. in. / 645.16 sq. cm.
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight: 11.7oz / 331.69g
Balance: 12.6in / 32cm / 7 pts HL
Swingweight: 323
Stiffness: 67
Beam Width: 22.5mm / 22.5mm / 22.5mm /
Composition: Graphene XT
Power Level: Low

This is an update on the older Graphene Speed Pro and is endorsed by Novak Djokovic. It is absolutely amazing for intermediates as well as advanced players. It has an advanced level of stability given it weight of 12 ounces.

The tight string patter gives great control for the hitters and allows for huge cuts. The racket swings extremely smoothly and offers easy control.

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Rafael Nadal

(Babolat Aerpro Drive)

Babolat aeropro drive 2005 (4 1/4) painted in Pure Aero Play

14g lead: 9g at 12 and 5g in handle
Babolat Custom Damp
Balance Unstrung: around 325 mm
Balance Strung: around 335 mm
String: Babolat RPM blast 1.35
Racket weight Unstrung: Around 318.5g (300 + 14 + 4.5 for the OG)
Racket weight Strung : Around 337-340g ( 318.5 + 3.5g for the Damp + String)

This player is still playing with the racket which he has used since 2004 switched from the Babolat Pure Drive to the original Babolat Aeropro Drive.

And although the model has been changed quite a few times, Nadal has not used any of the newer versions by just getting the graphics changed to however they were in the newer model.

In 2015, he tried to switch to another racket and tried out the prototype for the next years model but quickly switched back to his 2004 model.

Daniil Medvedev

(Technifibre Tfight 305 XTC)

Head Size: 98 sq. in
Length: 27 Inches
Weight: 11.4 oz
Balance: 3 Pts Head Light
Beam Width: 21.5-22.5
Grip: Tecnifibre X-Tra Feel
String Pattern: 18 Mains/ 19 Crosses
Swing Weight: 329

Nobody is sure about the customizations which have been done by Medvedev on his racquet. But it is most probably very highly altered.

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Ashleigh Barty

(Head Graphene 360 Speed MP)

Head Size: 100 sq. in
Length: 27 Inches
Balance: 4 Pts Head Light
Stiffness: 317
String Pattern: 16×19
Swing Weight: 317

The racket is a perfect mixture of Prestige line and Extreme series. It is for all the great players who need control, spin and power. It lacks a little power but is very versatile. It is one of the most sold rackets all over the world.

Comparing to the original racquet, Barty actually uses a racket that is a little heavier, giving her more swing weight. She also strings her racquets differently.

Naomi Osaka

(Yonex EZONE 98)

Head Size: 98 sq. in
Length: 27 Inches
Weight: 11.4 oz
Balance: 6 Pts Head Light
Beam Width: 23mm/ 24mm/ 19mm
Grip: Yonex Synthetic
String Pattern: 16 Mains/ 19 Crosses
Swing Weight: 316
Stiffness: 63

Osaka’s racket is about 2 percent different in terms of frame weight and balance point. The shape of the racket is also different. The strings used are same.

Simona Halep

(The Wilson Steam 99)

Head Size: 99 sq. in
Length: 27 Inches
Weight: 11.3 oz
Balance: 2 Pts Head Light
Beam Width: 24mm
Grip: Wilson Sublime
String Pattern: 16 Mains/ 18 Crosses
Swing Weight: 328
Tension: 50-60 Pounds

She has made some minor customizations and she strings the racquet with Luxilon Alu Power Big Banger 1.25 and she uses strips of lead tape at 3 to 9. Her racquet is painted to look like another racquet. It is a very solid racquet and is one of the most satisfying racquets. It is for both beginner and intermediate players.

Serena Willams

(The Wilson Blade 104)

Head Size: 104 sq. in
Length: 28 Inches
Weight: 11.4 oz
Stiffness: 68
Swing Weight: 341
String Patter: 18×19

The Wilson Blade SW104 is built for all those people who play in a similar manner as Serena. It doesn’t work for everyone and people could try out other models and see what suits them.

Here’s a list of a detailed report on other top tennis player racquets which we will update from time to time.