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Daniil Medvedev’s Tennis Racquet

by Tennisnerd

Russian next-gen player Daniil Medvedev has just reached his first Grand Slam final and is currently a top 5 player. What is Daniil Medvedev’s tennis racquet?

Daniil Medvedev is one of the more consistent next-gen players on the ATP tour. He was on a massive tear last year where he won two Masters titles, four ATP titles in total and reached the US Open final where he lost a hard-fought match against Rafa Nadal. But what is Daniil Medvedev’s racquet?

Medvedev plays a bit like Novak Djokovic with a bigger serve. He plays patiently and consistently from the baseline and hardly seems to miss a ball. If needed, he actually has a pretty solid volley game, and his serve is huge. He also moves extremely well for a player who is 1m 98cm or 6’6 feet.

Daniil Medvedev’s Racquet

Daniil used a Wilson Six One 95 for many years but is currently sponsored by Tecnifibre. He endorses the Tecnifibre XTC 305 (click for my review), which I have reviewed on this website before, but based on pics from a person who actually owns his racquets, it seems to be a Tecnifibre Dynacore 305 with plenty of weight added to get it up close to 360 grams.

This makes sense as it mimics the setup he had for his Six One 95. A heavy and head-light racquet with medium stiffness and a 22 mm beam. The red/black edition of Dynacore 305 that he is using is actually 95 sq inches, not 98 as the later models. So like Djokovic, Medvedev is using a 95 sq inch racquet with an 18×19 string pattern and a weight around 360 grams.

Medvedev’s approximate racquet specs:
Head size: 95 sq inches
Length: 27 inches
Weight: 355-360 grams
String pattern: 18×19
Beam: 22 mm
Flex: 65

Daniil Medvedev’s Strings

Daniil Medvedev's Tennis Racquet

There has been some discussion about whether Medvedev uses Tecnifibre Razor Code (Amazon link) or Ice Code. He was using the blue Razor Code until last year when he was playing with white strings. This was likely the unreleased white version of Razor Code which is now available to the public.

Medvedev strings his racquets around 22 kg or 49 lbs. This is his reference tension which is obviously subject to change depending on the conditions.

How do you think Medvedev will do in 2020? Please write in the comments below.

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9 comments

Damjan May 7, 2019 - 11:04 am

Hi Jonas,
Is it might be close to mould as Djokovic PT113b?
The stiffnes is prety much the close and string pattern is the same.

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Larry Birch September 8, 2019 - 12:44 pm

I have 2 Tecnifibre XTC 305 racquets for sale 9 out 10. 200 USD for both. One is strung at 55 lbs with Tecnifibre Ice code. The other is Rpm Blast 18 mains 17 natural fit crosses.

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John September 8, 2019 - 11:29 pm

Jonas..you bring very good points to racquet science, and with such a large company like Technifibre that is known for primarily making tennis string,,this shows they can also provide good designs for top level tennis players racquets also.
My question with regards to the specs of this Technifiber racquet is this racquet an XL model,meaning is it longer than the normal 27 inches.
Since Daniil has such a powerful serve I think this maybe an XL stretch racquet frame,lots of most big servers have XL racquets.
Since the launch if my product XTP Xtended Tennis Product custom butt cap,we find most players are concerned with getting more pace on the serve by adding the XTP butt cap to their current frame making it half an inch longer.
Check it out XTP tennis butt cap for that extended racquet feel,same racquet but now half an inch longer.thx.john

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Jon September 9, 2019 - 2:20 am

Larry email me at broussardclaims@gmail.com interested in racquets

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David Bart September 9, 2019 - 3:54 am

You really think his is that heavy?

Med. has a long swing seems to whip that thing around pretty quickly. (Chardy plays w/ 305 unmodified according to TF.)

I play w/ 305 unmodified and love it. W/ a double overgrip it’s ~337g strug. I would love a bit more heft, but adding just ONE gram to top or bottom seemed to throw it off and loose it’s “magic”. It just seems so well balanced stock.

I own the 320 as well, which has that same perfect feel & balance but it’s much heavier and slower. I wish there was a 310/315.Not the current 315, that’s a very different racquet.

…ether that, or I need to learn how to add weight and counterbalance properly :-\

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Tennisnerd September 9, 2019 - 10:07 am

Yes, according to a stringer who has strung his racquets. I think 355 was the exact weight. The 305 is a nice racquet – I agree.

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David Bart October 7, 2019 - 1:39 am

I have to thank you for this article and find your website so insightful in general.

A part of me knows I shouldn’t be looking at what the pros are using, they are PROS! But, at the same time it’s nice to know that the raquets they use are not stock raquets (at the very least) Just a few grams can change the way a racquet feels and plays completely.

This post inspired me to tinker with my 305 AGAIN by adding lead and silicone. You can remove the metal piece on the bottom, and cut a hole in the plastic below. Add your silicone and you can glue the metal back on.
I think I’ve finally hit the sweet spot by adding about 4.5g to head and 5.5g to the handle. IT FEELS AMAZING and it elevated my game. Don’t know why Tecnifibre doesn’t use caps with trap door.
Until I made these adjustments I was tempted to continue searching for my perfect racquet and the TF40’s were next on my list. But I’m happy to say, I think my search is over.
Thank you!

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Tennisnerd October 9, 2019 - 8:18 am

Thanks! Great to hear that you seem to have found your setup. Enjoy the 305, it is a really nice frame. Cheers / J

PS. If you feel like my advice is really useful, please consider becoming a patron for $2 at patreon.com/tennisnerd and get exclusive content every week. DS.

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SHO October 10, 2019 - 10:30 am

What is said in Japan is the new color of the Razor CODE.
Sorry if you knew.

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