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Marcos Giron’s new racquet

by Jonas Eriksson

Marcos Giron has made the switch! But what is Marcos Giron’s new racquet of choice? Hint: it’s still from Yonex.

Marcos Giron’s new racquet

Marcos Giron’s racquet used to be the Yonex VCORE 95. I think a model going some years back, perhaps the 2018 VCORE 95. I wrote an article about Giron testing the Yonex Percept, but I wasn’t sure whether it was a cosmetic update or one of the new Percept racquets. I got so many questions from fellow tennis nerds, that I had to reach out to one of Marcos’ coaches, Karue Sell, and ask.

Karue confirmed that it is in fact the Yonex Percept 97D. A racquet I have yet to review. It is the denser pattern of the Percept 97 racquets and comes in at 320 grams unstrung with an 18×20 string pattern. I don’t know if Giron adds any weight to the frame, maybe that is something Karue can elaborate on at a later time. The racquet is pretty solid and heavy in stock form, so perhaps there was no need for more weight there.

I am now curious to try this frame. I did review the Yonex Percept 97 and the Percept 97H. The Percept 97 needed weight and the H was too heavy, so I think the D could be an excellent choice for me, personally. But it has been difficult to get my hands on a 97D, as my friends at Tennis Warehouse Europe don’t have any stock of that model yet.

Below you can find the specs of the Yonex Percept 97D. I am keen to hear what you think about the racquet if you have tried it. So let me know your thoughts in the comments.

In terms of Giron, he is currently ranked 64 in the world, and was last seen playing in Chengdu, China. He beat Bublik in the first round but lost to Rinderknecht in the second.

Yonex Percept 97D Specifications

Head Size: 97 in / 625.81 cm
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight:11.9oz / 337g
Balance: 12.59in / 31.98cm / 7 pts HL
Swingweight: 329
Stiffness: 62
Beam Width: 21mm / 21mm / 21mm
Composition: NAMD-2G/H.M.Graphite
Power Level: Low
Stroke Style: Full
Swing Speed: Fast
Racquet Colors:Mint
Grip Type: Yonex Synthetic
String Pattern:

18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,10T,8H,10H

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Munish N September 26, 2023 - 17:29

Do you know if he kept the same string and tension ??

TN September 26, 2023 - 18:19

I don’t, will see if I can get Karue to clarify.

Mark October 22, 2023 - 06:10

Do you know the grip size ?


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