Today, more and more players – and not only the top ones like Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, Murray – surround themselves with a big team, people who are all experts in different fields. Besides having a bigger entourage, some of them even appointed former champions:
5. New Racquet
In case you haven’t heard, who am I kidding, of course you’ve heard. Roger Federer is swinging a new racquet! And it’s called the Wilson Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph. Not only does it have a new paint job, but more importantly, it has a larger head size than his old 90 square inch racquet. Bigger head size means less shanks, larger sweetspot, and more power. This new racquet has Federer playing like the Federer of old.
Anyone watching tennis this year has been wondering what the heck is going on with Roger Federer’s new racket. What’s under that blacked out frame he’s been playing with on tour? What are the specs? What’s it going to look like? Well, after years in the making, the highly anticipated Wilson Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph has finally been revealed!
The most notable evolution in Roger’s new racket of choice is the switch from a 90 to 97 square inch head size, providing a larger sweetspot for more power and forgiveness. This allows him to swing big at the ball with less chance of mishitting off the frame.
The Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph is also going to take some skill and muscle to wield! Weighing in at 12 ounces unstrung (!!), it’s going to be one of the heaviest rackets on the market.
Listed below are the rest of the target specs…(Please note, these are unstrung target specs provided by Wilson. Individual rackets may be slightly different)
Headsize: 97 sq. in
Weight: 12.0 oz unstrung (340g)
Balance: 12 pts Head Light
String Pattern: 16 x 19
Beam: 21.5 mm Flat Beam
The next evolution of the iconic Pro Staff is finally here! Get ready to order yours soon at Tennis Warehouse Europe!
Roger Federer‘s new prototype racket is a perfect example of how the MODERN PLAYER’S FRAME is becoming more and more popular in the game of tennis. He’s shed his traditional midsize Pro Staff for a more powerful and forgiving 98 square inch frame.
Modern player’s frames possess a slightly larger head size and a crisper, livelier response, similar to the more modern “‘tweener” frames like the Babolat AeroPro or Pure Drive. At the same time, they retain the classic precision and feel of a more traditional-style racquet like the Wilson Six.One or Pro Staff. They are ideal for the intermediate to advanced player that appreciates the classic touch and feel but just wants something a little more forgiving in order to help keep up with the modern game.