Denis Shapovalov Tennis Racquet

by Jonas Eriksson

Denis Shapovalov is a young and talented tennis player from Canada. What tennis racquet does he play with? He is endorsing the Wilson Pro Staff 97, but…

Denis Shapovalov is a talented next generation player from Canada who jumped into fame for the wrong reason yesterday during the Great Britain vs Canada Davis Cup match, when he bashed a ball at an umpire. It wasn’t intentional but a good example what can happen when anger gets the better of you on the tennis court (and elsewhere). Canada was defaulted and Shapovalov learned a harsh lesson. Let’s hope the 17-year-old finds other, less destructive ways, of coping with his frustration.

One way of doing it, made popular by players such as Benoit Paire and Marcos Baghdatis (see some excellent racquet smashes here), is smashing your tennis racquet. But what racquet would Shapovalov break if he did?

Shapovalov endorses the Wilson Pro Staff 97, but there is the recently reissued Wilson Six One 95 underneath the paint, still one of the most popular racquets on the ATP Tour! And you who have tried the Wilson Six One 95, knows why. It’s simply a great racquet for a wide group of players.

I’m not a hundred percent sure, but I think Shapovalov uses a hybrid string such as Federer‘s Wilson Champion’s Choice consisting of Natural Gut in the mains and Luxilon Alu Power in the crosses.

For you who are curious about the horrible ball smashing incident, I’ve posted it below. Gotta feel for the umpire here. I hope everyone, including me, finds a way to dial down on the on-court-aggression. It’s just a sport. A beautiful sport, but a sport nonetheless.

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Fernando September 19, 2020 - 04:34

Hi, could you do an updated version of Shapovalov´s actual tennis racquet?? Since he now uses a completely different brand (Yonex) I am wondering if he actually uses the latest model (VCORE 95) or the previous one (VCORE 95 SV).

Tennisnerd September 19, 2020 - 06:02

Yes, but it’s hard to find his customized specs. He is using the VCORE SV 95 specced up to his old racquet.


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