Pablo Cuevas has a complete game that is happiest on a clay court. Actually all his five ATP World Tour titles has been won on a clay court and two of them in Sao Paolo. Today he has the chance to win the third Sao Paolo title in a row, playing Albert Ramos (who is a Babolat Pure Drive player) in the Brasil Open final. Cuevas is a long time user of the Head iPrestige XL with the pro stock code PT57E. He currently uses it underneath a Head Prestige Graphene XT paint job.
Last year he experimented using a regular length racquet to be able to swing faster through the air and be able to get more power and spin, but he has since gone back to the Head PT57E XL and is playing excellent tennis. He strings it with a hybrid setup with natural gut and Luxilon 4G.
If you like to see classical technique, good hands and a really great one-handed backhand – look no further than Pablo Cuevas. His biggest issue is that, since he’s using long and loopy swings, he will have a hard time on faster courts and his results are a clear illustration of that. He has said that he wants to make a push towards top ten (he’s currently ranked 33 in the world), but then he needs to work on more explosive power and be able to finish points off easier.
If you’re interested in what racquets the ATP pro’s actually use…read this.