Despite looking like Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in the above pic, Frenchman Gilles Simon is not known for a modern power game, but rather utilising his opponents power to create a counter-attack. He has won 12 ATP tour titles and is currently ranked at 25 in the world. At the time of writing he’s about to face Milos Raonic in the third round of the Australian Open.
Simon endorses the legendary Head Prestige series in a Prestige XT paint job. But underneath the paint job is a PT57A, a model used by many players on tour and most famously Andy Murray (in 16×19 pattern). The PT57A is the pro stock mould of the Head Pro Tour 630 made famous by among others Thomas Muster many years ago.
Simon is one of the few players on the ATP tour who doesn’t string his racquet with a co-poly string. Instead he uses the Head IntelliTour 16 multifilament string. Simon wears Adidas tennis apparel and Head Pro overgrip.