2023 Racquet Changes

by Jonas Eriksson

Let’s move into the new year with some 2023 racquet changes. This is the time when see pro players reveal their new sponsors.

2023 Racquet Changes

Let’s bring on 2023 with many gear updates, tennis playing, and tournaments! I’m currently testing a bunch of racquets. New Radicals, VCOREs, and more to come! You can get first impressions by joining my Patreon. The full reviews will, as always, be posted on YouTube in due time.

I am keen to know what new racquets you are most interested in. Please comment below which one(s) and why, please.

HEAD Radical Pro Auxetic
HEAD Radical MP Auxetic
HEAD Gravity MP Auxetic
HEAD Gravity Tour Auxetic
HEAD Gravity Pro Auxetic
Wilson Shift
Wilson Pro Staff 97 V14
Babolat Pure Aero 98
Babolat Pure Aero Rafa 2023
Yonex VCORE 95,
Yonex VCORE 98
Yonex VCORE 100
Yonex VCORE 100L
Diadem Elevate V3
Bolt racquets
Dunlop FX 500
Dunlop FX 500 Tour
Other brands, racquets

Pro player racquet updates

In my Happy New Year 2023 video, I mention pro player sponsorship changes.

Soonwoo Kwon is hitting a Yonex at the moment.
Dominic Thiem is back to Babolat RPM Power.
Gael Monfils is playing in ON Roger Shoes. (I can’t seem to find any On Roger shoes to purchase for a review, I already have sneakers from ON, but cannot find the tennis ones even with a search on Amazon).
Jenson Brooksby seems to be in between racquets. Last I saw, he was holding what looked like a Dunlop CX 200.

I am sure there are plenty of sponsorship switches I have missed and there will be some more spotted when the tour kicks into full gear. Right now you can stream both the Adelaide ATP 250 and the inaugural United Cup on Tennis TV.

If you spot any interesting, reach out!

I wish you all a great 2023!

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Alec Wasa January 3, 2023 - 09:46

The Vcore 100 (2023) would be very interesting to learn more about. Also the Vcore 100L would be interesting to see how it compares to the 300 gram version. The Vcore 100 seems to be a very interesting frame as the stiffness rating is quite decent for being a “tweener”.

tobbe January 3, 2023 - 23:25

Radical MP and PRO please :)
Also curious about the Wilson shift

Julian January 4, 2023 - 08:11

Hi Jonas,
have a happy new year and thanks for all the nice Tennisnerd stuff you are creating.

Most interesting for me, as I love rackets being stiff and a little smaller:

Wilson Pro Staff 97 V14
Babolat Pure Aero 98
HEAD Radical Pro Auxetic

Thanks for all the 2023 stuff coming and kind regards!


TN January 4, 2023 - 09:41

Hi Julian, thanks and same to you!

Julian January 4, 2023 - 08:13

Vcore 98 would also be interesting. :-)

But Pro Staff V14 and Pure Aero 98 vs. Aero VS would be most exciting.

Niklas January 4, 2023 - 22:18

Vcore 100L and Wilson shift.

Mr. Anderson January 6, 2023 - 23:43

Radical MP, since there were so many conflicting reviews from different sources on it last time (regarding sweetspot size, spin potential, power etc).

Ad January 9, 2023 - 18:15

Hi Jonas,
All control rackets, close to the Blade range from Wilson.
New Head Radical Pro, Babolat Pure Strike (Finally !!), Wilson Shift, ..
Thank you for your high -quality work and Happy Tennistical Year!

Ronaldo January 10, 2023 - 18:24

Jonas, could you recommend me a racket that had the same characteristics as the Blade 18×20, but offered more spin?

TN January 11, 2023 - 12:44

Blade 98 16×19? New VCORE 98 is good otherwise

Prof. Dr. Teoman Cem Kad?o?lu January 12, 2023 - 15:49

Head Gravity Tour Auxetic may be very interesting.


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