I’ve gotten a lot of questions about Jannik Sinner’s racquet. Is it a Speed MP? A pro? A new or an old model?
As you might know, many pros use a different model to what they endorse. It makes no sense for a tennis player to change his or her racquets every time a new model comes out. So the tennis brands paint them in the same paint job of the latest model, while it is really their old racquet underneath. You can read more about pro player racquets here. Jannik Sinner’s racquet is a HEAD Graphene 360+ Speed MP according to the paint, but what is actually underneath is a customized HEAD TGT 301.4.
What does this pro stock code mean? It’s the code for a HEAD Graphene Touch Speed MP. Sinner has it customized to the following specs according to pro stock racquet guru dr325i from the TW forums. It was shared by prospectcustomization on their Instagram account.
Jannik Sinner’s Racquet Specs
Sinner has added weight to his TGT 301.4 to get it up to the following strung specs: 325g, 33.3 cm balance and 340 SW. That’s a pretty low static weight for a pro, but with some weight in the head to bring up the swing weight and get more power and stability. As you can see in the below pic there is some lead tape around the 2-3 position.
Sinner uses a full bed of HEAD Hawk Touch at a pretty high tension around 28 kg or 61 lbs. It’s similar to what Stan Wawrinka uses and allows the player a lot of control on big swings. For club players, I would never recommend such a high tension unless you are using a multifilament string. Unless you hit the ball cleanly and have good technique and physique, a full bed of poly at a high tension can create arm issues.
Thanks to dr325i for the info! People have been searching for his racquet setup for a long time.
What do you think of Jannik Sinner? Is he a future slam winner? And if so, how soon?