Future tennis stars – Raonic, Bouchard, Bencic …

We already know which rackets are used most between ATP and WTA players. Wilson, Babolat and Head are fighting for top spots and are most popular between TOP 100 players and also TOP 10 players. However how are the brands positioned for future? What are their usage shares between future tennis stars like Milos Raonic, Eugenie Bouchard or Belinda Bencic? Will Wilson, Babolat and Head keep their top positions, or we will see new emerging brand at the top? We took a look and here is our bold predictions.

Our Method

We comprised the list of top 10 future tennis stars between current ATP and WTA players. We set some age benchmark to focus just on young and potential players. Our limit was 25 years, however the differences between men and women tennis is clear. You can be top tennis player on WTA tour sooner than on ATP tour. When you are 20, ladies have bigger chance to be in top 30 than boys have. However if you are good enough, your age can not stop you. 25 year age limit is enough to have in mens list stars like Milos Raonic and David Goffin, who are just behind the top 10 and we expect they can break in top 10 in following months or years. In womens list average age is lower. We see lot of promising 21 and 22 year old ladies like Eugenie Bouchard and Sloane Stephens. And also one ultra promising and ultra young lady, just 18 years old Belinda Bencic.

Our Lists of Future Tennis Stars

ATP RANKNAMENationalityRACKET BRANDRACKET TYPE (check price by clicking on racket type)AGEDATE OF BIRTH
11Raonic MilosCanadaWilsonBlade 982527.12.90
16Goffin DavidBelgiumWilsonBlade 982507.12.90
19Thiem DominicAustriaBabolatPure Strike2203.09.93
20Tomic BernardAustraliaHeadLTD Graphene Radical Midplus2321.10.92
28Dimitrov GrigorBulgariaWilsonPro Staff952416.05.91
38Coric BornaCroatiaYonexVCORE Tour F971914.11.96
85Zverev AlexanderGermanyHeadYouTek Graphene Instinct MP1820.04.97
98Kokkinakis ThanasiAustraliaBabolatAero Pro Drive Plus1910.04.96
145Fritz Taylor HarryUSAWilson 1828.10.97
150Rublev AndreyRussiaWilson 1820.10.97
WTA RANKNAMENationalityRACKET BRANDRACKET TYPE (check price by clicking on racket type)AGEDATE OF BIRTH
11Bencic BelindaSwitzerlandYonexEZONE DR1001810.03.97
13Pliskova KarolinaCzech republicBabolatPure Drive2321.03.92
25Stephens SloaneUSAHeadLTD Graphene Radical Midplus2220.03.93
28Konta JohannaUnited KingdomBabolat 2417.05.91
29Schmiedlova Anna KarolinaSlovakiaWilson 2113.09.94
30Mladenovic KristinaFranceWilsonSteam 962214.05.93
33Gavrilova DariaRussiaYonex 2105.03.94
56Hibino NaoJapanHead 2128.11.94
58Bouchard EugenieCanadaBabolatAeroPro Drive Lite Pink2125.02.94
61Kasatkina DariaRussiaTecniFibre 1807.05.97
ATP and WTA ranking is as of beginning of February 2016

Do we have all future tennis stars in list or you miss someone? If yes, let us know in comments section below.

Our Conclusions

Mens tennis is based on unchanged principles and between racket brands it is the same. Old strong brands should keep their positions. Wilson, Head, Babolat and Yonex have some aces in the sleeve when it comes to future. Best positioned is Wilson who definitely plans to overtake Head as top ATP racket brand. Future fight for top1 position will be tough. Interesting that smallest brand from all, Yonex is still keeping their small however influential position. And after Stan Wavrinka they have Borna Coric as emerging star.

Womens tennis offer different results. Dominant Wilson brand is in danger. Between future tennis stars Babolat is strongest brand, with Head, Yonex and Wilson at the same position behind. Tecnifibre brand has its future star in Daria Kasatkina under contract. And with Aljaz Bedene, John Millman or Denis Kudla, its future can be much more sunny than it is reality now.

Generally no change between tennis racket brands is in pipeline. Strong will stay strong. Wilson, Babolat, Head and Yonex will still be top racket brands and first choice for best tennis players now and in future too. However the shares between them can be in the move and Wilson and Head do not have anything for sure.

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Tennis Pro Guru

Simon is the leading editor of TennisProGuru.com from 2015. He is an avid tennis player from age of 5, however, he never reached the pro level. Still, he likes playing tennis on different courts, with different rackets, and against different opponents. In his free time, you can find him watching all possible tennis matches he can find on the web or tv. Challenger or Grand Slam? It does not matter, just tennis matters.

He currently plays with:
Racket: Wilson Clash 100
Strings: Babolat RPM Blast
Grip: Head Xtreme Soft
Shoes: Asics Gel-Game 5 Clay (for clay courts), Lotto Court (for hard courts)
Balls: Dunlop Fort All Courts and Head Championship

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