American talent Taylor Fritz is one of the #Nextgen players alongside Stefan Kozlov, Reilly Opelka, Bjorn Fratangelo and Francis Tiafoe who has received main draw wild cards for the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells which starts next week. Fritz is a Head sponsored player who endorses the Head Radical Graphene XT MP but what is actually underneath the paint job is the Head IG Radical MP with the pro stock code TGT260.3.
Fritz strings his racquet with the super spin-friendly and crisp string Solinco Tour Bite.
It will be interesting to follow Fritz and his Next Gen colleagues in 2017. On the familiar hard courts of Indian Wells I’m sure all five of them have a good chance to win some matches against tough opponents. They all have big power games that can hurt pretty much anyone on tour.
Talking about Fritz’ racquet compared to the one he advertises, I would say that the IG Radical series is more flexible and control-oriented while the Graphene Radical is stiffer and more powerful. This is the direction where tennis racquets are going and have been going for quite some time. But if you want a more flexible frame you can still find the Head IG Radical MP on Amazon.
If you’re interested in what racquets the ATP pro’s actually use…read this.