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Nikoloz Bashilashvili’s Racquet

by Jonas Eriksson

Georgia is not a country famous for their tennis players, but they have some hope in 24-year-old Nikoloz Bashilashvili who qualified for his first ATP Tour final in Memphis. He ended up losing to Ryan Harrison in straight sets, but it was still a valuable trip for the #67 ranked Bashilashvili. But we’re not here to talk about travel, but about what racquet he’s swinging.

Well, I’m going to be honest and say I don’t know for sure. Bashilashvili started out with Wilson, played Prince only a few years ago and racquetholics have speculated about him using a TGT 312.1 which is a Head Prestige Rev Pro pro stock (93 inch, 16×19 and quite flexible), but looking at this picture you can see that the string pattern is 18×20 and it does look more like a 95-inch frame (although eyes can of course deceive you).

My guess would be that he uses the famous Head Pro Tour 630 / Head PT57A, but it doesn’t really look like that from this picture so maybe it’s the popular Djokovic pro stock mould PT113B, which is based on an old model called Head Ti/iRadical from early 2000.

I’m also intrigued by Balashvili’s white strings. Not many brands produce white strings. Can it be a set of Wilson Revolve? Please come up with your best guesses in the comment field dear tennis nerds!

What I do know is that Bashilashvili is sponsored by the same clothing brand as Fabio Fognini Hydrogen. The skull-infested Italian brand also sponsors Jan-Lennard Struff and Simone Bolelli.

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maxi February 20, 2017 - 23:53

white strings…would guess it’s a set of head hawk

Tennisnerd February 21, 2017 - 09:50

Good guess! Didn’t think of Head Hawk for some reason…makes lots of sense. Thanks.

Fred August 13, 2017 - 04:10

Head Sonic Pro

Hermann September 2, 2018 - 19:21

Right know Nikoloz is playing against Rafa Nadal a Head Racket with the Speed Touch paint. Also it Looks extended to me?

Tennisnerd September 4, 2018 - 06:38

It could be extended, but hard to say. Since I don’t have any info from stringers or people on the tour it is a little bit of a guessing game…

HenriLeCunt October 7, 2018 - 13:13

I think it’s or a pt57E, or a IG prestige mould. I think that because the handle space on the hairpin looks long.
pt57A, MG prestige, Ti Rad moulds have a short handle space on the hairpin.

Mikhail October 10, 2018 - 08:41

It’s looks like Alexander Zverev speed MP IG,because of special form of the racket head.I think it is pro stock model.


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