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Felix Auger-Aliassime’s Racquet

by Tennisnerd

Felix Auger-Aliassime is one of the biggest talents on the ATP tour right now. Current ranking: 18. But what is Felix Auger-Aliassime’s racquet?

Felix Auger-Aliassime’s racquet used to be the Babolat Pure Strike 16×19 strung with Babolat RPM Blast, but he later moved to the Babolat Pure Aero VS (same string, so a setup not too far from Rafael Nadal). Thanks to @mptennislab on Instagram, we found his unstrung specs to be:

Auger Aliassime’s Racquet – Unstrung Specs

Head size: 98 sq inches
Length: 27 in
Weight: 314g
Balance: 32 cm
Swing weight: 308

Strung specs should be around:

Weight: 330g
Balance: 33 cm
Swing weight: 338

Why this racquet?

Auger-Aliassme hits with a lot of spin on both wings but especially his forehand. The idea with the Aero line of racquets is that the aerodynamic beam will help to generate faster swing speed. Just watch Felix’s forehand, and you will understand how his game benefits from a spin-friendly and fast frame. His swing weight is also pretty low for a player on the ATP tour, where the average has generally been around 350.

So I think Auger-Aliassime is an excellent example of a player who is using a racquet that is like made for him. The Babolat Pure Aero VS is a controlled spin machine thanks to the smaller head size and the tighter pattern (16×20) than the regular Pure Aero (click to read my review), which has a 100 sq inch head size and a 16×19 string pattern.

Babolat will soon release an update to the Babolat Pure Aero VS. I am not sure what new technology they will bring, most likely Cortex Pure Feel, which you will find in the latest versions of the Pure Drive and Pure Aero.

Watch Auger-Aliassime play

I was fortunate to watch Auger-Aliassime up close during last year’s edition of the Mercedes Cup. It is clear that this guy has massive potential. He moves well, hits hard from both wings, and is tall enough to have strong serve. If he is ranked in the top 20 before he turns 20, he should have more than a bright future.

Can he go all the way to win some slams and perhaps be number one in the world? Please comment below. 

PS. If you want to find out what racquets other ATP pro’s use – check out this page. Ps.

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12 comments

Heywood March 23, 2017 - 3:49 pm

Hi

Re: Felix’s string according to article is RPM Blast.

Photo above sure looks like some sort of hybrid:
Black mains and light colored crosses….

Just sayin’

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Branko Andrews June 15, 2017 - 2:42 am

It looks more like the pure aero vs from the picture. The string pattern is 16 x 20

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Fred June 25, 2017 - 12:51 am

Felix Auger Aliassime uses the New Pure Aero VS (or VS Tour), you can even see it on the picture.

Please change it

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Tennisnerd June 25, 2017 - 8:33 am

Thanks! It is changed.

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jsspr July 29, 2017 - 7:54 pm

Does anyone know his specs? Static weight and balance?

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Rodrigo March 11, 2019 - 11:56 pm

His racket looks like a babolat aero storm.

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Tennisnerd March 13, 2019 - 12:36 pm

Yes, the Pure Aero VS is based on that mold. Good for control, but you need to string low for the racquet not to get too boardy.

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Artur March 26, 2019 - 7:04 pm

What racquet is he using right now (2019)

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Tennisnerd April 5, 2019 - 1:40 pm

Pure Aero VS.

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Artur March 26, 2019 - 7:06 pm

I mean if he using exactly the same Aero drive that tennis pages sell?

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Tennisnerd April 5, 2019 - 1:40 pm

Not sure if his racquet has a lower stiffness, but it is a Pure Aero VS.

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Dan February 24, 2020 - 9:04 am

Hi! How would this racquet compare with Wilson Ultra Tour 97? I’m looking for some more spin in my shots cause right now, especially on my fh, I hit slightly more towards flat than towards spin. Also Ultra Tour gives me some shoulder pains. I also had the new Wilson Blade which I didn’t like and sold after a couple of matches. Same with Angell K7.
Thanks,
Dan

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