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Gael Monfils Tennis Racquet

by Jonas Eriksson

Gael Monfils has always been entertaining to watch, but his results are up and down. But what is Monfils racquet?

Monfils can play both aggressively and defensively, he can play strategic mastermind tennis and also act (mentally) as he has never played a tour match before. In 2019 he seemed to get it together and is now ranked 9 in the world. He has also started 2020 in style by winning an ATP 250 title in Montpellier. But what is Gael Monfils tennis racquet?

Monfils was a HEAD Prestige user back in his younger years, moved to a Prince Rebel 95 and in 2013 he switched to Wilson and the H19 pro stock.  This is very similar to Head’s illustrious PT57A that is based on the Head Pro Tour 630 (labeled by many as the most versatile and feel-friendly racquet of all time). The H19 does, like the Head PT57A, offer a thin and flexible beam. It is not a racquet that will give you great power or a large sweet spot, but when you hit that sweet spot it is a feeling like nothing else.

Monfils Racquet Specs

Gale Monfils endorses the Wilson Ultra Tour, which is a similar mold to the H19. So you can get close to Monfils racquet if you customize an Ultra Tour to the following specs:

Gael Monfils racquet specs according to Pro Stock Tennis:

Head size: 98 sq. in. / 630 sq. cm.
Length:27 in. / 68.6 cm.
Strung weight:12.7 oz. / 361 gr
Strung balance: 300 mm
Stiffness: 58
Grip size: L5 (4 5/8)
Grip type: Wilson Leather + Tourna Overgrip
String pattern:18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Silicone:No (foam-filled)
Lead: No (at least not visible)
Pro stock code: Wilson H19
Pro stock code printed in throat: No
Pro player name printed in throat: Yes
Sticker player code in throat: No
String: Luxilon Alu Power

The below pics are of an older paint job of Monfils H19 racquet. The Blade 98 BLX that is currently sold from prostocktennis.com


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Luis Jansen May 5, 2017 - 00:12

What is he playing now? I saw him playing a blacked out racket with a Wilson stencil at the BMW Open in Munich. Is it still the h19 or is he trying out something new? It looks like the same
Blacked out raqcuet Borna Coric plays. Is there something new coming?

Tennisnerd May 5, 2017 - 07:42

I’m pretty sure he’s still with his H19, it does sound weird that he doesn’t use a proper paint job then so he’s possibly experimenting with a new racquet. I would assume to get more power since H19 is usually very low-powered. Will get back on the subject! Cheers /J

Annoymous July 15, 2017 - 10:00

Wilson Ultra Tour

Mike Lambresi October 24, 2019 - 01:30

Strung Balance seems off, 300mm would be more than 13 pts HL.

David February 9, 2020 - 21:20

How can his racquet weigh almost 13oz. with no lead tape? Is it the foam that adds so much weight? And if so, how does a regular non-pro go about modifying a frame in this way?

António February 10, 2020 - 16:11

I always wonder what “Gwadinina 971/12” inscription inside Gael’s racquet means.

António February 10, 2020 - 16:15

If he does have a leather grip applied to the handle, it’s almost certain he counterbalances with lead at the tip of the racquet, under the bumper guard

Chris February 12, 2020 - 18:08

Gwadinina is the contraction of Gwada (Guadeloupe island) and Madinina (Martinique island), two French islands where his parents are born. The number is the post code of these islands

António February 14, 2020 - 12:07

oh thanks, one mystery solved


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