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Pablo Andujar’s Tennis Racquet

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Pablo Andujar Tennis Racquet Strings

Pablo Andujar came back from injury to win his first ATP Tour title since 2014 in Marrakech. He has a nice all-round game with a beautiful one-handed backhand. But what is Pablo Andujar’s tennis racquet?

Pablo Andujar’s tennis racquet is an older Prince racquet called the Prince O3 Tour. It has the famous Prince O-ports (that Prince brought back for their Beast Textreme series) and is the more flexible pro stock version of the racquet with the pro stock code TX141P-TK4C (27.5 is the length). The racquet pictures in this post come from TW forum poster “Heavyhitter”.

Pablo Andujar tennis racquet - wins Marrakech

Pablo Andujar’s Tennis Racquet – Specs

Weight – 350gr (with overgrip and Luxilon Big Banger Original string)
Balance – 33.5mm (strung with overgrip)
Grip – L3
Length – 27.5
Swing weight: 351

Pablo Andujar Tennis Racquet Throat

As you can see, Pablo Andujar’s tennis racquet is not easy to swing and it’s quite common for the racquets of ATP Professionals to have high swing weights. They are hitting heavy balls and need to be able to meet the pace of their opponents’ shots. You need some solid technique to play confidently with a swing weight of 350+. Hitting the gym once or twice a week can also be a good idea 😉

Pablo Andujar’s Tennis Racquet – Some guys just love ports

Prince’s ports system is still somewhat popular on tour. The feel of it is quite unique and you still find players such as Pablo Andujar (of course) and Nicolas Kicker (and some players that I can’t remember at the moment) sticking to their racquets and not using a paint job of a newer version. Not sure why Prince doesn’t do that, but I think it’s kind of refreshing.

Some players find the ports have a nice comfortable and spin-friendly response, others find them “mushy” and lack feedback. It’s all about personal opinion, but Prince is sticking to the ports technology also for their newer racquets such as with the Prince Beast Textreme 98 O3 and the Prince Beast Textreme 100 O3. This means the feel of the ports system must have a good following.

Have you ever played with Prince O3-technology (ports) racquets? What did you think of them? Please comment below.

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3 comments

Barney Picard April 19, 2018 - 6:04 am

I prefer player type frames, i.e. Yonex VCore 89 Tour and the Prince Classic Response 97. I had the Prince EXO3 Graphite Tour Mid 93, with the Ports. Pros: comfort (even on mis-hits), quicker through the air, more spin, more power, great pocketing sensation with any string type, muted feel. Cons: Too-muted feel! Unstable on volleys and against hard hitters (needs lead tape), very disconnected feel. I could appreciate that the technology actually works, and does everything it is advertised to do, but I just couldn’t get on with the extremely muted feel, and the extra dwell time. I loved the wild colors and patterns of the EXO3 Graphites and rebels of the time!

I think the ports are too much for the already Uber flexible Prince Player’s Frames, however they work very well to soften up the stiffer, more powerful frames….which aren’t my cup of tea.

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Tennisnerd April 19, 2018 - 10:05 am

Yes, the feel of racquets with O3 ports are definitely not for everyone. I it will be interesting to try their newer Beast frames however since they are stiffer and together with the ports it might be a better balance of power and control.

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Duke February 17, 2020 - 8:37 pm

I have a smashed Oliver Marach O3 tour 27.5 pro stock code TX141P-100 TK3E which is a stiffer layup than retail.
I mainly used the thicker O3 Citron & Speedport Gold both 27.5″ 110 frames since the launch of the _Port technology and feel that the retail 27in players frame do not play as well as the extended version until the Textreme versions.
Extended length gives a boost in swing weight which many players say the ported frames lack.
I wish the Phantom came in a 27.5, since they o not I have to stick with the thicker beamed ported frames.

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