At the moment I use the same racquet like Stan Wavrinka. Yonex VCORE Tour G330. Of course, I do not play like him, but sometimes I play with my friend who accidentally uses Wilson Pro Staff RF. During matches, we feel like Wavrinka and Federer in London O2 Arena during the semifinal of great ATP World Tour Finals 2014 (just to remind you, Federer won 4-6 7-5 7-6 and after the match, there were a lot of buzz around Mirka Federer comments on Wavrinka during the game). Well, frankly our wifes are not watching us playing tennis, but with two great rackets, we have at least quite a good feeling inside. And also the quality of our game is inferior compared to Federer and Wavrinka, but who cares.
I made a small research about prices of the 10 best tennis rackets. Best for me means that they are used by best players. 10 best rackets then mean that they are used by ATP TOP 10 players. So if you would like to give someone nice present and makes him really pleased, this list is for you. What can be a better gift for an enthusiastic amateur tennis player than racket which is used by real tennis pro?
So here is overview of ATP TOP 10 tennis rackets prices: (as of December 2015)
|ATP RANK||NAME||RACKET BRAND||RACKET TYPE||USD||EUR||GBP||value vs. price according to Tennis pro guru|
|1||Djokovic Novak||Head||Graphene XT Speed Pro||179,94||147,90||140,81||****|
|2||Federer Roger||Wilson||Pro Staff RF97 Autograph||229,00||139,95||121,90||****|
|3||Murray Andy||Head||Graphene Radical Pro||189,00||140,00||99,06||****|
|4||Wavrinka Stan||Yonex||VCORE Tour G 330||199,00||197,31||261,70||***|
|5||Berdych Tomas||Head||Graphene XT Instinct MP||159,95||135,50||109,99||**|
|6||Nishikori Kei||Wilson||Burn 100||179,00||152,23||105,86||**|
|7||Nadal Rafael||Babolat||Play AeroPro Drive||179,00||183,85||129,99||*|
|9||Raonic Milos||Wilson||Blade 98||159,00||160,42||109,90||**|
|10||Simon Gilles||Head||YouTek IG Prestige MP||139,95||129,90||91,39||***|
We used Amazon as primary source of our prices. We made research at the beginning of October, so please take the prices as approximate and check actual prices here. When choosing the racket do not forget to choose right grip size and check if the racket is strung or unstrung. All this parameters can influence final price you will pay.
The choice is always hard, it very much depends on your player preference. I can hardly imagine that long-term fan of Roger Federer will buy Yonex racket. His choice will always be Wilson, preferably Pro Staff RF97. However it is not cheapest one, but with some smart deal, you can take Nishikori’s Burn100 or Raonic’s Blade 100. Not Federer racket but at least Wilson, Federer brand.
If you are going after price and saving you can always choose Gilles Simon’s Head which is really cheapest one between top10 tennis racquets. But frankly, I did not meet a player in my relatively long tennis playing history who came to court and talk up about brand new Gilles Simon racket he bought and play with it. Well, not every racket from top10 tennis player is really marketable in your social circles.
Generally, if you want to impress you have to buy Djokovic, Federer or Murray racket. Maybe Wawrinka’s racket too as Yonex is not so widespread and you will be really just only one (maybe one or two) with his racket. However, Wawrinka’s racket is a little bit more expensive than others. So I would prefer probably Andy Murray’s Head Graphene Radical Pro. Good price for exclusive racket from a great player. Pretty good choice for your playing and also makes you feel happy.
So, what will be your choice?