Every year, millions of people tune in the Grand Slams and the major tennis tournaments to watch the pro’s play. But what do the pro’s play with in these tournaments? My name’s Julian and this is going to be part of a series called The Pro’s: Racquets and Equipment.
Our player today is Roger Federer
and the question we’re answering is
What racquet does Roger Federer play with?
Roger Federer’s Racquet:
Unlike Andy Murray , Roger Federer actually plays with the racquet he says he does! Roger Federer’s tennis racquet is the Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autographed Tennis Racquet.
Roger worked extensively with Wilson to design a racket especially for his playing style and he plays with it across the world in tennis tournaments and Grand Slams.
Here are the specifications for Roger Federer’s tennis racquet:
|Wilson Pro Staff Roger Federer Autograph 97|
|Head size||97 sq in||Length||27 in.|
|Strung Weight||12.9 oz||Strung Balance||9 pts HL|
|Stiffness||68||Grip Size||4 3/8|
|Grip Type||Wilson Premium Leather||String Pattern||16 x 19|
The Wilson Pro Staff RF97 is readily available in tennis stores and online worldwide. One of the best things I like about Federer, is that the version Roger Federer plays with on the court and the version offered. It’s said that he was actually very excited about the concept of letting his fans play with the exact racquet he plays with.
I’ve actually played with this racquet before and wrote a review about it here. If you want to play with the same racquet the king himself uses, pick The RF97 Pro up today and swing like Federer on the local tennis courts.
Roger Federer Bio:
The king himself, Roger Federer is commonly regarded as the best tennis player of this generation. He was born in Switzerland in 1981 and turned pro at the age of 17. He is currently 36 and married with several children. Among his many awards, Roger Federer currently holds the record for the most Grand Slams won with a total of 20.
As of April 4th 2018, he ranks #2 in the ATP rankings.