Lucas Pouille made a small breakthrough in this year’s US Open when he beat Rafael Nadal in the 4th round. After three 5-set matches in a row he was out of gas in the quarter-finals against compatriot Monfils, but I’m sure we will see more of him shortly.
A lot of people wonder about his racquet, especially since Prince has lost a few of their sponsored players, Ferrer, Delbonis and a few others to Babolat. Why isn’t a Frenchman like Pouille playing a Babolat?
His current racquet of choice is the retail version of the Prince TeXtreme Tour 100P, a racquet I’ve never tried, but heard many good things about. The Tennis Warehouse review wasn’t bad and I am a big fan of the Prince TeXtreme Tour 95, as some of you might know.
The retail specs of the Prince TeXtreme Tour 100P are:
|Head Size:100 sq. in. / 645.16 sq. cm.|
|Length:27in / 68.58cm|
|Strung Weight:11.5oz / 326.02g|
|Balance:12.62in / 32.05cm / 7 pts HL|
|Beam Width:22.5mm / 23.5mm / 21mm /|
|Composition:Graphite & Textreme|
|Grip Type:Prince Resi Pro|
|String Pattern:18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,10T,8H,10H
No Shared Holes
|String Tension:45-55 pounds|
I don’t know what specs Lucas Pouille have on his Prince TeXtreme 100P, but I’m sure there is a lot of lead in the hoop and silicone in the handle. He strings it with Prince Tour XC 16L at 24 kg (depending on surface/conditions).
I’m keen on trying the Prince TeXtreme 100P to see how it plays. If it’s as good as the Tour 95, I might make the switch! Have you played the Textreme 100p and what is your opinion of it? Let me know in the comments.