Tommy Paul’s growth as a tennis player has been one to watch and this American is looking to emulate his junior level success at the highest level as well. If you are looking at Tommy Paul’s racquet and the specifications associated with it, we have answered those questions below.
Paul had reached world number three at the ITF junior’s rankings having made it to the final of two of the Grand Slams. He won the first at the French Open in 2015 and that very year Tommy Paul lost in the final of the US Open – both times against the same opponent, Taylor Fritz.
That was also the year when he turned professional and went on to win two Futures events that season. He doubled his tally in 2016 and added two more in 2017. What was interesting to see in these three years, five of these six tournament wins came on clay, bit of an anomaly for a player from the USA.
It was only in 2017 and after that, Paul began to transform his game to suit other surfaces too. A hard-court Futures win 2017, a Challenger win indoors in 2018 and two hard-court Challenger circuit victories in 2019 ensured his rise in the ATP rankings as well.
Before tennis and other sports went on a break due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, Tommy Paul had finally won his first main draw match at a Grand Slam. After five years of not having made past the first round at a major, Paul entered the third round of the 2020 Australian Open.
This included wins over Leonardo Mayer and a stunning five-set upset of Grigor Dimitrov in the process. Earlier, as a qualifier, he had made it to the semifinal at the Adelaide International too.
As mentioned earlier, Paul loves playing on clay and that’s down to the game he possesses. While the forehand is strong, his biggest positive is his speed at the baseline and while coming to net which has helped him a lot of clay.
So, Which is Tommy Paul’s Racquet?
Tommy Paul is currently using the Wilson h22 Pro Stock racquet, with a custom painting which honours the North Carolina Tar Heels, an American football team which plays college-level football
- Length: 27 in./69 cm
- Head Size: 98 sq. in./630 sq. cm.
- Beam width: 22 mm
- String pattern: 18×20
- RA: 60
- Weight: 347 grams
- Balance: 31,7 cm
You will find it difficult to get hold of this Pro Stock tennis racquet, but if you want to get your hands on something close to how the Wilson h22 Pro Stock feels, you could try the Wilson Blade 98.
The following are the specifications associated with the Wilson Blade 98. It is also used by Milos Raonic.
- Length: 27 in/69 cm
- Head Size: 98 sq.in/632 sq.cm
- Weight: 11.4 oz/323 gm strung (unstrung: 305 gm)
- Balance Point: 13 in, 33 cm, 4pts Head Light
- Construction: 21 mm/21 mm/21 mm
- Composition: Braided Graphite/Basalt
- String Pattern: 18 Mains/20 Crosses
- Swing Weight: 335
- Stiffness: 62
- Swing Speed: Fast, Long Swing
Watch the below video reviewing the Wilson h22 Pro Stock Racquet:
It’s difficult to get one’s hand on a Wilson h22 Pro Stock racquet, especially one customized to cater to Tommy Paul. If you are looking to buy the basic version of Wilson h22 Pro Stock, you could look at an online store like eBay where there are second-hand tennis racquets available. Also if you are looking to buy this or other tennis racquets in the USA, here’s our comprehensive guide on the same.