Dimitrov’s new racquet

by Jonas Eriksson

Updated June 2024.
If you’re a racquetholic and watched Wimbledon, you might have noticed Grigor Dimitrov’s new racquet. What is it?

I’ve gotten several messages about it. Everything from players just wondering what it is and also from people who are close enough to “the action” to be in the know. I don’t know the specs, but I’ve figured out that there is not one Dimitrov’s new racquet, but rather that he is testing a few options. The one you might have spotted in Wimbledon is a Wilson H22 pro stock, but he is testing some other racquets (Pro Staffs) as well.

2024 update to Dimitrov’s racquet and specifications below.

What is Dimitrov’s new racquet?

Dimitrov has been an on-and-off guy when it comes to racquets, but he has mainly remained true to his beloved Pro Staff. Now he plays the Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph mold, but with an 18/18 string pattern. A string pattern which is ultra-rare on the tour, he might actually be the only player using it at the moment.

The only racquet on the market with an 18/18 string pattern is the new outgoing Prince Synergy 98. You can check out our Prince Synergy 98 Review.

These are the approximate specifications of Dimitrov’s new racquet according to Pro Stock Tennis.

Head size 97 sq. in. / 626 sq. cm
Length 27 in. / 68.6 cm
Strung weight 12.3 oz. / 349 gr
Strung balance 325 mm
Stiffness 68
Grip size L5 (5/8)
Grip-type Wilson leather + tourna overgrip
String pattern 18 mains / 18 crosses
Silicone No (epoxy filled by Wilson Pro Room)
Lead No (at least not visible)

Update: Dimitrov is having one of the best seasons in 2024 we’re happy to see him do well.

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Jack July 6, 2021 - 02:22

So if Roger Federer switches to a new racquet he is applauded, but when Dimitrov does the same thing he gets shot down ‘because’ he tries a lot of racquets anyway. Doesn’t our gracious host do the same all the time? And if Verdasco does so as well he is still a great guy. Maybe not every ‘new thing’ needs to be posted. Just a thought.

TN July 6, 2021 - 09:35

Is he shot down? Not sure what you’re talking about. I’m a big fan of Dimitrov, just don’t think it’s the racquet with him.

Daniel Oliver July 8, 2021 - 10:54

Any top 10 player could play with any frame.

I recently saw an interview in which lendl mentioned that he lost his raquets on a flight and had to buy his own Adidas racquet in a sports shop, and then beat Mcenroe the next day.

Uros July 9, 2021 - 16:53

Ohhh, come on guys… first and second comment are both rubbish. Sorry. Jonas is right. Grigor’s been switching racquets for years and has never played as well as he did with the red&white 93 pro staff (whatever exactly it was, as always, not sure). Yeah, Ivan may have bought his racauets in a store at that time… however, he, 4 sure, didn’t play with em stock (cue the lead tape). And times have changed, my man, now u have so much more to choose from, it mind boggling. Also, the top players cannot play with just any racquet – case in point Sampras, Delpo, Rog (tuxedo and immediate switch back to all black), also can u imagine Rafa playing his style with a heavy 95inch racquet??? So, Jonas, keep up the good work… anything concerning racquets and the top players is always welcom. Keep posting ?


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