Novak Djokovic racquet | What tennis racquet does Novak Djokovic use?

Find out details about World No.1 Novak Djokovic's racquet and how the recent specifications helped him on the tour.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

The World No.1, Novak Djokovic is currently using the Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro racket. Like most professional players, Djokovic uses a Pro Stock frame, which is a Head racquet, known as the PT113B.

However when he initially broke onto the ATP tour, the Serb used a Wilson sponsored racquet until 2008. He also won his first Slam at the Australian Open in 2008 with the same Wilson piece.

This was another Pro Stock racquet based on the H22 mould, which is now available for general sale as the Wilson Blade Pro. That said, in 2009, he switched over to Head, the brand he had used as a junior and since then has stuck to the leading racquet maker.

Novak Djokovic made changes in his racquet in 2018

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Back in 2018, Djokovic also had issues with his elbow, which forced Djokovic to make more changes to the specification of his racquet. His former coach Andre Agassi who was coaching him during that phase helped him get in touch with racquet technician Roman Prokes of RPNY Tennis who worked with Head to tweak Djokovic’s setup.

This involved reducing the swing weight from 370g to 360g, reducing the static weight from 359g to 353g, extending the length of the racquet to 27.1 inches and altering the string pattern from 18 x 20 to 18 x 19. 

Djokovic uses the same hybrid stringing setup as Roger Federer, with Babolat Natural Gut in the main strings at 59 lbs and Luxilon Alu Power Rough in cross strings at 56 lbs.

Currently, Djokovic is in Mallorca, Spain where he is preparing for the grass season and 2021 Wimbledon. After winning the first two Slams of the year in Melbourne and Paris, he is aiming towards capturing his first ever calendar Slam. Djokovic is also the five-time and defending champion at the All England Club. The Serb is the overwhelming favourite to win the title for the sixth time.

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Vivek has been writing on cricket & tennis for over a decade. He has worked with famous brands-- Mid-Day, Mumbai Indians & Dream11. He has also been to Grand Slams, Davis Cups & ATP tournaments. He also plays tennis at the club level. Besides being a Rafael Nadal fan, he has also enjoyed the privilege of interviewing the Spaniard.