32-ranked Philipp Kohlschreiber is entertaining to watch, much due to his fabulous technique on both forehand and his one-handed backhand. He currently endorses the Wilson Pro Staff 97, but if you look at the above picture up close you will see that it is in fact the racquet he’s been using all these years: a Wilson Pro Staff Classic 6.0 95 in 16×18 string pattern.
What gives it away is Wilson’s good old Perimeter weighting system (PWS) at 3′ and 9′ o’ clock.
Kohlschreiber has a big, quite complete game, but seems to lack the mental strength to put away top ten players and rise in the rankings. Instead, he has been hovering, quite steadily, in the top 30.
Wilson Pro Staff 97 specs (buy the Wilson Pro Staff 97 at Tennis Express)
|Head Size:||97 sq. in MP|
|Weight:||Strung — 11.6 oz Unstrung — 11.1 oz|
|Balance:||10 Pts Head Light|
|Beam Width:||21.5mm Flat Beam|
|String Pattern:||16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 7T, 9T, 7H, 9H
No Shared Holes