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 – January 2014

Nicolas Almagro Dunlop Biomimetic Tour 500 Pro                                                         Luxilon Big Banger Original

Thomaz Bellucci Wilson Steam 96                                                                                        Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power

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

James Blake Donnay X-Dual Pro
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 68lbs

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

Jennifer Capriati Prince Tour Diablo
Babolat VS Touch/Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 51/48lbs

Juan-Ignacio Chela Babolat Pure Storm Team
Tecnifibre Spinfire Maxi Power 58lbs

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

Lindsay Davenport Wilson [K]Tour
Wilson Natural Gut 63/64lbs

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

Elena Dementieva Yonex RDiS 100 Mid Plus
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 52/48lbs

Sara Errani Babolat Pure Drive                                                                                               Babolat Pro Hurricane

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

Juan Carlos Ferrero Prince EXO3 Tour
Luxilon Big Banger Original 53/51lbs

Richard Gasquet Head YouTek IG Extreme Pro
Luxilon 4G 58lbs

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

Fernando Gonzalez Babolat Pure Storm Team
Babolat Pro Hurricane 60lbs

Sebastien Grosjean Head Microgel Prestige Mid
Babolat VS Touch 51lbs

Tommy Haas Head YouTek IG Prestige Pro
Babolat VS Team 75lbs

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
Solinco Tour Bite 54lbs

Gustavo Kuerten Head Liquidmetal Prestige Mid
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 56lbs

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

Svetlana Kuznetsova Head YouTek IG Extreme Pro
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 57/55lbs

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

Ivan Ljubicic Head YouTek IG Extreme Pro
Babolat Pro Hurricane 69lbs

Michael Llodra Wilson Juice Pro BLX
Wilson Natural Gut

Feliciano Lopez Wilson Juice 100 BLX
Luxilon Alu Power/Luxilon AceVS 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

Anastasia Myskina Head Liquidmetal Instinct Tour
Luxilon Big Banger Timo 56/52lbs

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

Jiri Novak Völkl Tour 10 Mid Plus
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 64/62lbs

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

Nadia Petrova Babolat AeroStorm
Luxilon Monotec Supersense 62lbs

Mark Philippoussis Head i.Prestige
Babolat VS Team 75lbs

Mary Pierce Yonex RD Ti-80
Luxilon Big Banger TiMo 65lbs

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

Milos Raonic Wilson Blade 98 BLX
Luxilon M2 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

Marat Safin Head Microgel Prestige Mid
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 60lbs

Fabrice Santoro Head Flexpoint Radical Tour
Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 60lbs

Patty Schnyder Head Liquidmetal Prestige Mid
Kirschbaum Touch Turbo 57lbs

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

Paulo Suarez Prince O3 Tour
Prince Tournament Nylon 65lbs

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

Viktor Troicki Babolat Aero Storm Tour
Babolat Pro Hurricane

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 Yonex VCore 100S GT
Babolat Revenge/Babolat VS Team Natural Gut 57lbs

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