Alexander Zverev’s Racquet

by Jonas Eriksson

Alexander Zverev is one of the most promising players to take over after the big three. But what is Alexander Zverev’s racquet?

Alexander Zverev’s Racquet

Alexander Zverev was ranked as high as number three in the world in 2018 but had a rough 2019 with “only” one tournament title (Geneva) and many tough losses. He has said that his issues stemmed from a legal dispute with his former agent, Patricio Apey, so hopefully, he can put that behind him now in 2020. He hasn’t started the year brilliantly so far with three losses at the ATP Cup, but the year is still young.

Zverev has been endorsing the HEAD Speed line until 2019. But HEAD claims to have made the HEAD Gravity Pro (read my review here) for him. That is why he is now using or endorsing the Gravity Pro. Like with most things pro stock and pro player racquets, we cannot be a hundred percent sure, but it does look like he has made the switch from his HEAD Youtek Speed MP pro stock to a HEAD Gravity Pro pro stock.

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Alexander Zverev’s Racquet Specs


Alexander Zverev’s racquet is like all other pro player racquets, nothing magical but just a racquet you can (or could) buy in the store, customized to his specs. It has silicone in the handle, lead tape in the hoop (at 12 o’clock) and his racquets are all matched so they have the same swing weight, static weight, and balance.

The specs of Alexander Zverev’s racquet with overgrip and dampener
(As published on the Tennis Warehouse forum)
Static weight: 343g
Balance: 33cm
SW: 360
Flex: 64RA
Beamwidth: 20mm

Alexander Zverev’s string setup:
Mains: Head Hawk Touch 1.25 @24kg
Crosses: Babolat VS Touch 1.30 @25kg

If you are looking for information about what other ATP pros use, check out Tennis Racquets of the ATP Professionals. They list a lot of information about pro tennis players and their racquets. If you’re interested in buying a tennis racquet I suggest the following articles:

Racquet buying guides

Here is a great racquet buying guide to get you started.
What tennis racquet should I buy?
Top tennis racquets to buy right now
The Gear of the Year 2016
Tennis racquets for juniors
Tennis racquets for kids

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Patrick May 10, 2017 - 02:27

You’re wrong he uses the special racquet he designed with HEAD last year but with the new paint

Tennisnerd May 10, 2017 - 09:30

I’m okay with being wrong! Where did you get the information and what is the specially designed racquet in that case? Cheers / J

Patrick May 12, 2017 - 16:20

Sorry, but there’s this video that head realesed in which he is designing the racquet and the paint colors but he is now endorsing the new racquet but he is not using it. Sorry but I don’t know the specs

Reply May 15, 2017 - 15:35

It looks in that photo that his racquet is foam filled, yes/no?

Tennisnerd May 16, 2017 - 07:43

Yes, must be. Some racquets are and some are not :) Cheers / J

Michael May 23, 2018 - 19:13

Jonas off topic, sorry, but seems best to post in this recent column. My Angel K7 has arrived. Could you recommend or give your view on tension settings to give to to my club stringer. I have bought some Angel Halo 1 string to try it out,
Thank you.

Tennisnerd May 23, 2018 - 20:10

Hi Michael,
I think it’s worth to try a bit lower with the K7 Red. 22 kg could be really nice! Cheers / J

Nicolas August 3, 2018 - 12:02

He’s endorsing the Speed MP. First Graphene XT, then Graphene Touch, now Graphene 360.
The speed pro is endorsed by Nole.

Tennisnerd August 3, 2018 - 15:07

Yes, true!

Haqq777 August 9, 2018 - 01:51

Hi there Jonas, that is actually the picture I posted myself on Tennis Warehouse forum. I can share the link if you would like. It would be nice to get credit for it citing where you took the picture from and who posted it. Cheers

P.S: great blog, I am a fan :)

Tennisnerd August 9, 2018 - 09:07

Sure! Do you mean the top picture? Credit added! Cheers / J

JPW June 6, 2019 - 14:10

Any lead in his racquet?

Reval January 8, 2020 - 13:17

Hi Jonas!

I have bought recently a pro stock Gravity from a professional stringer from Austria who claimed, it‘s the same frame Zverev uses. It has a Gravity paintjob but no „Pro“, „Tour“ or „MP“ written there. The specs are these (I believe the code as well, didn‘t check under the grip):
He told Zverev liked Prince racquets that‘s why they designed this round shape. No idea whether it‘s true.

Reval January 8, 2020 - 13:20

I meant that NO „Pro“, „Tour“ or „MP“ is written on the racquet.

Thomas February 11, 2020 - 06:06

Any word on whether (assuming he is using a version of the Gravity Pro) he is using the 18×20 that the retail version comes in?

Or something more open (16×20 like the MP?)?

Do many pros play with the more closed string patterns?

Tennisnerd February 11, 2020 - 13:00

Yes, Gravity Pro 18×20. Yes, most pros play with closed patterns.

David Hoffmann October 21, 2020 - 17:50

I got a hold of a pro stock gravity pro, but I believe at least the paint is different to the one Zverev is using. If you look at pictures from indoor courts, you can see that Zverev’s racket is shiny/glossy, also not like the retail ones that have a matt paintjob. What do you think about that?

Tennisnerd October 22, 2020 - 12:55

Pro stocks are generally always glossy and most retails are matte. Glossy looks better on TV :)

David Hoffmann October 23, 2020 - 13:25

Thats interesting. The ones I got are definetly not available retail. They have the PRO Paintjob but are lighter (and have a pro code sticker, calf skin grip and silicone in the handle) … but they are matt.

David August 28, 2021 - 22:27

Hi, I got a hold of Alexander Zverevs racket today and would like to add some info: He is using grip size 3 (rather small for his body size) and no leather grip but a standard synthetic grip (under the overgrip). Paint job is really interesting because some sections are glossy and some are matt. When you go over it with your fingers you can actually feel the edges. I can send you detailed pictures if you want.

Chad November 16, 2021 - 19:22

Thanks David. Are you able to get specs from it – head size? static weight?


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