Alexander Zverev is perhaps the most promising player of the next generation. But what racquet does Zverev use? This post deals with Alexander Zverev’s racquet.
Alexander Zverev endorses the HEAD Graphene Touch Speed Pro – a well-reviewed and really nice feeling racquet, but like so many other pros he is actually using something else (read what other ATP professionals use in this post). Alexander Zverev’s racquet is a pro stock version (read the post: what is a pro stock racquet?) of the HEAD IG Speed MP (with the pro stock code TGT 262.4 D). If you want to learn more about pro stock codes, read this post.
Unless you want to buy a pro stock racquet, you can get a HEAD IG Speed MP pretty cheap and put a bit of lead tape on it to match his specs. But remember, what works for the pro players might not work for you.
Main pic credit goes to poster Haqq777 on TW forums!
Alexander Zverev’s Racquet – Alexander Zverev’s Racquet Specs
Alexander Zverev’s racquet is like all other pro player racquets, nothing magical but just a racquet you can (or could) buy in the store, tuned to his specs. It might have some silicone in the handle, it definitely has lead tape in the hoop and his racquets are all matched so they have the same swing weight, static weight and balance.
The specs of Alexander Zverev’s racquet with overgrip and dampener
(As published on the Tennis Warehouse forum)
Static weight: 343g
Beam width: 20mm in the hoop, 21mm throat.
Here is a picture of what Zverev did to his racquet when he got trashed by Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo 2017 (I was there to see it live). You can read my take on his game and future in the post: Will Zverev be the next world number one?
Alexander Zverev’s Racquet – Facts about Alexander Zverev
Here are some facts about Alexander Zverev, who at the time of writing is number three in the world and leading the ATP race.
RIGHT-HANDED, TWO-HANDED BACKHAND
ALEXANDER ZVEREV SR.
If you are looking for information about what other ATP pros use, check out Tennis Racquets of the ATP Professionals. They list a lot of information about pro tennis players and their racquets. If you’re interested in buying a tennis racquet I suggest the following articles:
Racquet buying guides
Here is a great racquet buying guide to get you started.
What tennis racquet should I buy?
Top tennis racquets to buy right now
The Gear of the Year 2016
Tennis racquets for juniors
Tennis racquets for kids