Alexander Zverev is perhaps the most promising player of the next generation. He is predicted by many to be a future world number one. But what racquet does he use?
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). The forums are speculating whether it is the exact same mould that Djokovic uses or a HEAD IG Speed MP (with the pro stock code TGT 262.4 D).
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.
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.
Here is a picture of what Zverev did to his racquet when he got trashed by Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo earlier this year (I was there to see it live).
Here are some facts about Alexander Zverev, who at the time of writing is a top ten ATP player:
RIGHT-HANDED, TWO-HANDED BACKHAND
ALEXANDER ZVEREV SR.
If you’re looking for information about what other ATP pros use, check out Tennis Racquets of the ATP Professionals that 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
Will Alexander Zverev be a world number one? With his current progress this looks highly possible, but as you know in tennis, lots of things can happen and he has yet to win a slam. He definitely has the game and mindset to make this dream a reality, but he would need to put in a lot of hard work to be able to beat players like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka in a best of five set match.
Time will tell…