Argentine Diego Schwartzman pushed Novak Djokovic to five sets at the French Open yesterday so the question obviously arose: what racquet does he use?
Schwartzman is endorsing a HEAD Graphene XT Radical Pro but what is actually underneath the paint is an older HEAD Radical racquet, most likely the HEAD IG Radical Pro pro stock with the code of 260.4 (the last number depending on stiffness, string pattern – in short a different layup) or a HEAD Microgel Radical Pro with a pro stock code of 231.2.
Schwartzman is one of the shorter players on tour (5´7 or 170 cm) so it wouldn’t be strange to expected that he uses an extended racquet for better reach on serves and his double-handed backhand. In a sport so dominated by taller players it is impressive to see his results and how well he manages to hang with legends such as Djokovic.
Schwartzman won his first tournament in Turkey last year (beat Grigor Dimitrov in the final and Grigor beat himself and his racquets for it) and has the game to win more titles, especially on clay. He is only 24 years old so he has the time to develop more.
If you want to know more about Diego Schwartzman, ATP just published an interview with him here.