Aussie youngster Alex de Minaur is making waves in the Brisbane ATP tournament after beating Raonic, Johnson and Mmoh. But what racquet is he using?
Alex de Minaur doesn’t have a massive power game, but has a smart tennis mind and fights for every point. With this game style it’s ideal to have Lleyton Hewitt as your coach so de Minaur can for sure be a top 20 player in a few years if he keeps this up. If he can go further than that is hard to say, based on his game, I would say it might prove difficult unless he does big strides with both technique and physique.
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What is so special about this Wilson Steam 99 mold then? It’s hard to say. It is a powerful racquet with a high stiffness rating, but obviously with a pro stock mold this might be lowered to suit players like David Ferrer and Alex de Minaur. Below are the specs of the retail version of the Wilson Steam 99.
WILSON STEAM 99 RACQUET SPECS
There is actually a pro stock Steam 99 on prostocktennis.com, but it’s been sold. Here are the specs of that racquet:
- Pro stock
- Head size:
- 99 sq. in. / 639 sq. cm.
- 27 in. / 68.6 cm.
- Unstrung weight:
- 10.8 oz. / 306 gr.
- Unstrung balance:
- 319 mm (plastic on the handle)
- Grip type:
- Wilson Synthetic (plastic on the handle)
- String pattern:
- 16 Mains / 18 Crosses
- Pro stock code:
- n/a (GR277A / Steam 99 pro stock)
- Blacked out
- Yes (partially removed by player)
- No (at least not visible)
- Pro stock code printed in throat:
- Yes (GR277A)
- Sticker player code in throat:
Head size: 99 sq. in. / 639 sq. cm.
Length: 27 in. / 68.6 cm.
Unstrung weight: 10.8 oz. / 306 gr.
Unstrung balance: 319 mm (plastic on the handle)
Grip type: Wilson Synthetic (plastic on the handle)
String pattern: 16 Mains / 18 Crosses
Pro stock code: n/a (GR277A / Steam 99 pro stock)
Paint: Blacked out
Silicone: Yes (partially removed by player)
Lead: No (at least not visible)
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