Marin Cilic’s Racquet

by TN

He has made the semi-finals or more in all four grand slams (won US Open 2014). But what is Marin Cilic’s racquet?

Marin Cilic is a streaky player who can have longer slumps but then strike out of nowehere and reach a grand slam final. With his impressive run at the French Open 2022 (semi-final at the time of writing), he is again making headlines and painting lines. But what is Marin Cilic’s racquet?

In my older post about Cilic’s tennis racquet, I wrote about his older frame – the TGK 231.3 (HEAD Microgel MP in 16×19). But some years back he switched to a Prestige Rev Pro pro stock, but with his old layup. The code for that frame is TGT 312.2. The standard Rev Pro pro stock is 312.1 and is also a nice frame, but I can imagine with Microgel MP layup it can be even better!

I must say though that the Prestige Rev Pro is quite a good frame. I know some players miss plush feel that is so familiar in other midsize HEAD frames, but I kind of like this modern take on the mid. The power level and spin potential is quite surprising for a 93 sq inch racquet. And the small head size allows you to get great manueverability and racquet head speed.

Marin Cilic’s racquet specs


These specs come from prostocktennis.com who are actually selling Cilic’s personal racquets.

Specifications

Head size: 93 sq. in. / 600 sq. cm.
Length: 27 in. / 68.6 cm.
Strung weight: 12.2 oz. / 345 gr.
Strung swing weight: 371
Strung balance: 325 mm
Stiffness: 58
Grip size: L5 (4 5/8)
Grip type: Head synthetic + overgrip
String pattern: 16 mains / 19 crosses
Paint: Head graphene xt prestige rev pro
Pro stock code: Head tgt312.2
Silicone: Yes
Lead: Yes (applied by head pro room)
Pro stock code printed in throat: No
Sticker player code in throat: Yes

Not the lightest spec that will work for your average club player, but we should all use what works for us, not imitate other players. And Marin is one of the few players on the ATP tour who is using a head size smaller than 95 sq inches.

Have you tried the Prestige Rev Pro? And what do you think about Marin’s game?

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1 comment

tobbe June 5, 2022 - 20:37

Saw him live in Monte Carlo once and I love his strokes, especially the forehand is very smooth and clean and has a nice popping sound to it. That racket is not something for intermediate players for sure!

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