Andy Murray’s New Racquet

by Jonas Eriksson

Sir Murray is back in business at the Bordeaux Challenger this week. But what is Andy Murray’s new racquet?

When I write Andy Murray’s new racquet, there is a likelihood that he will go back to his old racquet if the experiment with the Yonex Ezone 100 doesn’t work out.

Yes, Andy is currently playing with the Yonex Ezone 100, a drastically different racquet from his usual HEAD PT57A. What is he trying to achieve? More power, spin, and forgiveness. This will come at some costs in control, but it seems to be a gamble he is willing to make at this point in his career. The talk is that he will most likely retire at the end of the 2024 season, but considering that he is jumping on a new racquet change, I don’t think it is certain that this will happen. Let’s say the racquet experiment works well for him, why would he then quit playing?

He has signed up to play the Boss Open as well, so it’s clear he is still hungry to play. But let’s see how the Yonex Ezone 100 works for his game in match play first.

How he came to switch racquets

I made a video on our YouTube channel about Andy Murray’s new racquet and how he came to find it.

In short, Andy actually walked into a sports shop and bought a Yonex Ezone 100. He also bought a Karakal grip, which is what he has used for a long time and a roll of lead tape. The lead tape is important as Andy plays with very heavy racquets and the retail Yonex Ezone 100 is relatively light at 300 grams unstrung.

According to sources, Andy added 30 grams of lead tape to the head of his Ezone 100. I own his personal PT57A racquet and I can confirm it is a heavy one at 372 swing weight strung. For more info about swing weight and other racquet specs, check out the Tennisnerd Guide to Racquets and Strings.

He strings it with natural gut in the mains at 27.5 kg (60.5 lbs approx) and a dark poly in the crosses. For a while he used Poly Tour Strike, but now, the last I heard, he is using Babolat RPM Rough in the crosses. Andy is a true tennis nerd :)

Will Andy stick to the Yonex Ezone 100? Time will tell. But I will watch his next matches with great enjoyment and curiosity.

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Thom May 14, 2024 - 21:56

Why would you play with a textured string in the crosses?

J May 17, 2024 - 15:51

Not sure on the answer Thom, personal preferences. Didn’t Federer use Alu Rough in crosses with Gut mains?

z May 18, 2024 - 18:38

font and colors make this webpage very difficult to read. and the content is interesting.
just a friendly suggestion.
best regards.

Jonas Eriksson May 19, 2024 - 18:03

We will try to improve it, what device are you using to read?


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