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Diego Schwartzman’s Racquet

by Tennisnerd

Argentine Diego Schwartzman pushed Novak Djokovic to five sets at the French Open yesterday so the question obviously arose: what racquet does he use?

Schwartzman is endorsing a HEAD Graphene XT Radical Pro but what is actually underneath the paint is an older HEAD Radical racquet, most likely the HEAD IG Radical Pro pro stock with the code of 260.4 (the last number depending on stiffness, string pattern – in short a different layup) or a HEAD IG Radical MP. To find out more about HEAD pro stock codes, check this post.

Schwartzman is one of the shorter players on tour (5´7 or 170 cm) so it wouldn’t be strange to expected that he uses an extended racquet for better reach on serves and his double-handed backhand. In a sport so dominated by taller players it is impressive to see his results and how well he manages to hang with legends such as Djokovic.

Schwartzman won his first tournament in Turkey last year (beat Grigor Dimitrov in the final and Grigor beat himself and his racquets for it) and has the game to win more titles, especially on clay. He is only 24 years old so he has the time to develop more.

If you want to know more about Diego Schwartzman, ATP just published an interview with him here.

UPDATE: Schwartzman keep improving his level and is now a top 20 player after winning Rio Open ATP 500 tournament.

Do you like Diego Schwartzman? Why or why not? Please comment below!

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3 comments

FCarmo June 28, 2017 - 6:25 pm

I saw 18 mains and 20 crosses in many pictures…But MG Rad Pro is 16×19

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Tennisnerd June 29, 2017 - 8:14 am

It could be a Microgrel Radical MP (18×20) – very soft racquet (RA 58), but great with some modifications.

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Songs for a dead pilot. August 13, 2019 - 12:51 am

It can’t be Microgel Radical pro stock. It’s different mold – he uses 260 mold (231 goes for MG). 260.1 is YouTek one – also soft – around RA58-59, 260.3 is stiffer Innegra – not sure about RA, but seems around 62-63. There is also very popular on tour 260.5 – which is much more flexy IG to me.

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