I got a few questions about Dan Evans racquet and since my old post didn’t have all the info, it was time for an update. What racquet does Dan Evans use?
I wrote about Dan Evans defeating Novak Djokovic at the Monte Carlo Masters yesterday and I linked to my old post about his racquet. He has made some great strides since I wrote that post in 2017, but he hasn’t changed his racquets (although paint jobs have changed). So what racquet does Dan Evans use?
Dan Evans’ Racquet
Evans racquet is a Wilson Six One 95 nCode 18×20 (click the link for my classic racquet review). I really like this racquet a lot and use it myself from time to time. It’s great on the slice and at the net, especially, and seems like made for Evan’s game (or he has molded his game around it depending on how you see it). His racquet is painted like the recent Wilson Pro Labs version of the Six One 95 (click to check it out at Wilson.com – the only place you can buy it). The Pro Labs version is based on the Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 95 that Del Potro uses, but it’s not that far away from the nCode – just slightly different in feel.
Dan Evans strings his racquet with Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 (link to Tennis Warehouse) and Wilson Natural Gut 1.30 in the crosses. He has a small amount of lead under the bumper at 12 o’clock to bring the strung weight up to 355 grams.
One curious thing about Evans’ racquet is that he is using a molded grip L4 (which is pretty big for his relatively small frame – body, not racquet), but he adds only a Tourna overgrip instead of the base grip. This means he will really feel the bevels of the grip, which most pros prefer, but the standard way of approaching it is to use a leather grip and an overgrip on a smaller grip size, but we’re all different and if it works for you – stick to it. His customizer adds glass silicone inside the handle.