Tennis Pros & Their Strings

Here are the strings the world’s top tennis players, (and a few recently retired players), are using in their rackets, together with the rackets they’re using, and the tensions, (in lbs), they most commonly string at. These tensions are known as ‘Reference Tensions’, and are the tensions the pros will hit with when they arrive at a tournament. Having seen how the racket feels at the Reference Tension, they’ll then, if necessary, take the tension up or down a couple of pounds at a time until the get the feel they’re looking for. Things such as court surface, temperature, altitude, as well as their next opponent, will all contribute to any change required, but everything will start from the Reference Tension.

Where two tensions are shown the first is the tension of the main strings, and the second is the tension of the cross strings.

Where hybrid stringing is shown, the first named string is used for the main strings, and the second named is used for the cross strings. For example, Roger Federer uses Wilson Natural Gut for his main strings, and Luxilon Alu Power Rough for his cross strings, whereas Andy Murray uses Luxilon Alu Power for his main strings, and Babolat VS Touch for his cross strings.

Latest Update: Australian Open – February 2016

Nicolas Almagro Volkl Super G10 Mid 320                                                                      Luxilon Big Banger Original

Kevin Anderson Srixon Revo 2.0 Tour                                                                                  Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 49lbs

Tomas Berdych Head Graphene XT Instinct MP
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 55lbs

Belinda Bencic Yonex Ezone DR 100
Yonex Poly Tour HS 125

Simone Bolleli Babolat Aero Storm
Babolat RPM Team 61/58lbs

Eugenie Bouchard Babolat Pure Aero
Babolat RPM Blast 49lbs

Bob Bryan Prince Tour 95
Prince Natural Gut/Prince Beast XP 56/52lbs

Mike Bryan Prince Tour 95
Prince Natural Gut/Prince Beast XP 54/51lbs

Dominika Cibulkova Babolat Pure Drive
Luxilon Big Banger AluPower/Babolat VS Team 46/44lbs

Marin Cilic Head Graphene XT Instinct MP
Babolat VS Team/Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 61lbs

Kim Clijsters Babolat Pure Drive Team
Babolat VS Touch 58lbs

Borna Coric Yonex VCore Tour F 97
Yonex Poly Tour Spin

Juan Martin del Potro Wilson [K] Six.One 95
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 62lbs

Novak Djokovic Head Graphene XT Speed Pro 18×20
Babolat VS Team Natural Gut/Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Rough 59/56lbs

Alexandr Dolgololov Wilson Pro Staff 95S
Luxilon 4G/Wilson Natural Gut 62/59.5lbs

Sara Errani Babolat Pure Drive                                                                                               Babolat Pro Hurricane 45/44lbs

Roger Federer Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph
Wilson Natural Gut/Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Rough 48.5/45lbs

David Ferrer Babolat Pure Drive
Luxilon Big Banger Original 51lbs

Fabio Fognini Babolat Pure Drive
Babolat RPM Blast 59.5/55lbs

Richard Gasquet Head Graphene XT Extreme Pro
Luxilon Big Banger Original 58lbs

Ernests Gulbis Wilson Burn 100
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 66/64lbs

Simona Halep Wilson Burn 100
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 55/53lbs

Daniela Hantuchova Prince Textreme Tour 100
Babolat VS Touch 58lbs

Lleyton Hewitt Yonex RDiS 100
Babolat VS Team/Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 56lbs

Martina Hingis Yonex Ezone DR100
Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125/Babolat VS Team 49/44lbs

John Isner Prince Textreme Warrior 100
Tecnifibre Pro RedCode 62lbs

Ana Ivanovic Yonex Ezone DR98
Wilson Natural Gut/Solinco Tour Bite 53/51lbs

Jelena Jankovic Prince LS Red 105
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power/Babolat VS Touch 57/55lbs

Angelique Kerber Yonex VCore Si 100
Babolat VS Team/Yonex Poly Tour Fire

Johanna Konta Babolat Pure Aero
Babolat VS Touch (Black)/Babolat RPM Blast

Petra Kvitova Wilson Pro Staff 97
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 57/53lbs

Nick Kyrgios Yonex Ezone DR 98
Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125 53lbs

Sabine Lisicki Yonex VCore Tour F
Yonex Poly Tour Spin/Prince Natural Gut 50lbs

Michael Llodra Wilson Juice Pro BLX
Wilson Natural Gut

Feliciano Lopez Wilson Ultra 100
Luxilon Alu Power/Babolat VS Team 51/46lbs

Paul-Henri Mathieu Wilson Blade 98
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 62lbs

Gaël Monfils Prince Wilson Blade 98
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 57/55lbs

Garbine Muguruza Babolat Pure Drive
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 60lbs

Andy Murray Head Graphene XT Radical Pro
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power/Babolat VS Touch 62lbs

Li Na Babolat Pure Drive GT
Babolat Pro Hurricane/Babolat Xcel 55lbs

Rafael Nadal Babolat Pure Aero Play
Babolat RPM Blast 55lbs

David Nalbandian Yonex VCore 98D
Luxilon Big Banger Original 64lbs

Kei Nishikori Wilson Burn 100
Luxilon 4G/Wilson Natural Gut 49/51lbs

Flavia Pennetta Wilson Blade 98 Pink BLX
Wilson Natural Gut 63lbs

Agnieska Radwanska Babolat Pure Drive Lite                                                               Babolat RPM Blast/Babolat VS Team

Milos Raonic Wilson Blade 98 18/20
Luxilon 4G 44/46lbs

Tommy Robredo Dunlop 4D 300
Luxilon Big Banger Original 52lbs

Laura Robson Wilson Blade 98                                                                                             Luxilon Big Banger TiMo/Wilson Natural Gut

Andreas Seppi Pro Kennex Kinetic 5G                                                                                 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power

Maria Sharapova Head Graphene XT Instinct MP
Babolat VS Team/Babolat RPM Blast 62lbs

Robin Soderling Head YouTek IG Radical MP
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 56lbs

Radek Stepanek Head Graphene XT Speed Pro
Pacific Tournament Pro Natural Gut 55/53lbs

Samantha Stosur Babolat Pure Storm
Babolat RPM Blast 49lbs

Janko Tipsarevic Tecnifibre T-Fight 325 VO2 Max
Tecnifibre Razor Code 57/55lbs

Bernard Tomic Head Graphene XT Radical Pro
Babolat VS Team/Head Sonic Pro 53lbs

Jo-Wilfrid Tsonga Babolat Pure Aero
Babolat VS Team/Babolat RPM Blast 59.5lbs

Stanislas Wawrinka Yonex VCore Duel G                                                                          Babolat RPM Blast

Heather Watson Babolat Pure Strike
Dunlop Black Widow

Serena Williams Wilson Blade 104
Wilson Natural Gut/Luxilon 4G 66lbs

Venus Williams Wilson Blade 104
Wilson Natural Gut/Luxilon 4G 66lbs

Caroline Wozniacki Babolat Pure Aero
Babolat RPM Dual/Babolat VS Touch Natural Gut 54lbs