Stan Wawrinka has always had the game to hit big, but in recent years he’s also shown he can get it together in big tournaments and that’s why he as won two grand slams: 2014 Australian Open and the French Open in 2015. A player showing the kind of heavy hitting on both wings will have a lot of people wondering…what racquet does Stan the Man play with?
(If you’re interested in what racquets other ATP pro’s actually use...read this.)
Stan Wawrinka advertises and endorses the Yonex VCORE Duel G 97 (330g) but plays with the Yonex Vcore 95D under a paint job. The Yonex VCORE Duel G 97 (330g) is a fine racquet in its own right if you can handle the weight. It really crushes the ball in Stan Wawrinka style with ample spin. If you think the 330 gram version (unstrung) is too heavy for you, you should check out the popular and well-reviewed 310 gram version: Yonex VCORE Duel G 97 Lite which offers similar playing characteristics but where you have room to customize it to your own preferred specs using lead tape.
If you really want to have the exact same specs on your racquet as Stan Wawrinka, then you should get a Yonex VCORE 95D and customize it to the beastly specs below. It’s going to require some good technique and footwork to swing that racquet however!
Below are Stan the Man’s real specs according to the Tennis Warehouse forums:
[Photos courtesy of ProStringing]
Stan Wawrinka’s real racquet specs:
Racquet: Yonex vcore 95D
Paint Job: yonex vcore tour G (330)
Headsize: 95 Sq Inches
Weight: strung: 372 grams (with overgrip)
Balance: 32.1 OR 32.3
Lead placement: 3 & 9 O’clock
Leads length: 5 inch
Grip: 4 3/8
Replacement grip: Yonex leather
Strings: Babolat RPM Blast 16g
String Pattern: 16×20
Tension: 27 KG(61 pounds) /25 kg (57 pounds)