What tennis racquet does Rafael Nadal use? Know about his tennis gear here

Rafael Nadal will go down in history as the most dominant clay court player the game has ever seen. Read about the tennis racquet he uses here.

Rafael Nadal in a file photo. (Image: Twitter/Australian Open)

Rafael Nadal will go down in history as the most dominant clay court player the game has ever seen. The man referred to by fans and experts alike as ‘Rafa’ is closely associated with the French Open Grand Slam. He’s won the Slam a whopping 13 times.

That is a record for most wins on a single surface across Grand Slams. Indeed, it’s worth noting that Pete Sampras’ all-time Slams record – which was the benchmark before the 2000s – was 14.

The Mallorca native is also one of three players in the modern era – the other two being rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic – to have completed the career Grand Slam.

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His unique gameplay and relentless nature make him a force to reckon with even now, when injuries and age have caught up with him to some extent.

Nadal has also accomplished a feat neither Novak Djokovic nor Roger Federer has done – do the Career Golden Slam. That means winning all Grand Slam titles as well as an Olympic gold medal in singles competition.

Djokovic has won a bronze Olympic medal in singles. Federer’s sole Olympics medal is a gold – but in men’s doubles. Nadal has also won 11 doubles titles, although none of those have been in Grand Slams.

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Nevertheless, his high profile life as a tennis star means there is plenty of interest in him and his personal life. This, of course, also includes the kind of equipment he uses to play the sport.

Here we are going to analyse arguably the most important tool a tennis player will use on the court – a racquet.

Rafael Nadal racquet

Nadal uses a Babolat Pure Aero Drive that originally began being manufactured in 2005. However, it looks exactly like a looks like a Babolat Pure Aero instead.

That is the case with a lot of pros and their racquets. They might prefer using an older racquet because it works well for them – and will have been tailored to their preference.

But the sponsors will always give it a new coat of paint in a bid to shill newer editions of the racquet they make.

Other players who use this racquet also include Felix Auger-Aliassime, Benoit Paire, Adrian Mannarino, Jennifer Brady and Caroline Wozniacki.

Racquet specs

Dimensions27.25 x 10 x 1.1 inches
Weight390 grams
MaterialsCarbon Fiber and Graphite
Head size100 square inches
Strung weight11.3 ounces

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