Hyeon Chung beat Alexander Zverev 6-1 6-4 in the Barcelona ATP tournament and the question immediately came in – what racquet and strings does he use?
Hyeon Chung endorses the Yonex VCORE Duel G 97 and very likely plays with it too. There has been some speculation on the forums whether he uses a custom racquet and looking closely at pictures it is a 16×19 string pattern while the Yonex CORE Duel G 97 is a 16×20 pattern. Custom drill patterns is not a huge thing in the pro stock world, so I wouldn’t be surprised. It could even have been a Yonex DR 98 painted as a VCORE Duel G 97, sometimes the world of tennis racquets is that strange. But in this case, the shape is definitely a Duel, not a DR 98.
Chung uses the Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power, one of the most popular strings on tour and previously used the play Dunlop racquets. Dunlop is becoming a scarce brand and the only player I know on high up on the men’s tour is Tommy Robredo.
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