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 2015

Nicolas Almagro Dunlop Biomimetic Tour 500 Pro                                                         Luxilon Big Banger Original

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

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

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

Eugenie Bouchard Babolat AeroPro Drive
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 Dunlop F5.0 Tour
Luxilon Big Banger AluPower/Babolat VS Team 46/44lbs

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

Kim Clijsters Babolat Pure Drive Team
Babolat VS Touch 58lbs

Nikolay Davydenko Prince Tour 100 18×20
Solinco Tour Bite 51lbs

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

Novak Djokovic Head YouTek Graphene 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 Six.One Tour BLX
Wilson Natural Gut/Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Rough 48.5/45lbs

David Ferrer Prince Tour 100
Luxilon Big Banger Original 51lbs

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

Richard Gasquet Head YouTek IG Extreme Pro
Luxilon Big Banger Original 58lbs

Robby Ginepri Babolat Pure Storm Team
Babolat Pro Hurricane/Babolat VS Team 64lbs

Ernests Gulbis Wilson Steam 96
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 66/64lbs

Simona Halep Wilson Steam 96
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 55/53lbs

Daniela Hantuchova Prince Tour 100
Babolat VS Touch 58lbs

Justine Henin Wilson Tour BLX
Babolat VS Touch 59.5lbs

Tim Henman Slazenger NX One
Luxilon Big Banger TiMo/Babolat VS Team 62lbs

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

Martina Hingis Yonex RQS-11
Yonex Polyester/Babolat VS Team 49/44lbs

John Isner Prince Warrior 100
Tecnifibre Pro RedCode 62lbs

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

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

Petra Kvitova Wilson Juice 100 BLX
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 57/53lbs

Nick Kyrgios Yonex Ezone Ai 98
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Fluoro 53lbs

Sabine Lisicki Yonex VCore Tour 97
Yonex Poly Tour Spin/Prince natural Gut 50lbs

Michael Llodra Wilson Juice Pro BLX
Wilson Natural Gut

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

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

Amélie Mauresmo Head Microgel Radical MP
Babolat VS Touch 54lbs

Jürgen Melzer Dunlop 4D 300 Tour
Isospeed Professional 75lbs

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

Carlos Moya Babolat Pure Drive Team
Luxilon Big Banger Original 60lbs

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

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

Rafael Nadal Babolat AeroPro Drive GT
Babolat RPM Blast 55lbs

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

Kei Nishikori Wilson Steam 96
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 BLX
Luxilon 4G 44/46lbs

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

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

Andy Roddick Babolat Pure Drive Roddick
Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour/Babolat VS Team 73/61lbs

Greg Rusedski Dunlop Aerogel 200
Babolat VS Team 48lbs

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

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

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

Paradorn Srichaphan Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-80
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power/Babolat VS Touch 64lbs

Radek Stepanek Head YouTek Graphene 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 YouTek Graphene Radical Pro
Babolat VS Team/Head Sonic Pro 53lbs

Jo-Wilfrid Tsonga Babolat AeroPro Drive GT
Babolat VS Team/Luxilon Alu Power Rough 59.5lbs

Stanislas Wawrinka Yonex VCore Tour G                                                                          Babolat RPM Blast

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 AeroPro Drive
Babolat RPM Dual/Babolat VS Touch Natural Gut 54lbs

Vera Zvonereva Prince EXO3 Warrior
Gamma Zo Sweet 57/60lbs