Roberto Bautista Agut did not pursue a career in the game of tennis from the very onset. Agut was playing football for Villarreal C.F. until he was 14 years old, before developing a love for tennis.
The Spaniard has won nine singles career titles so far but is yet to win a grand slam. However, he came exceedingly close to the glorious achievement after reaching the semi-finals of the 2019 edition of Wimbledon.
There, he recorded the unique distinction of being the only player in the draw to not concede a set leading into the quarterfinals.
The Spaniard is extremely sharp with offensive gameplay when he is using his forehand. At the same time, he is also defensively astute and quite consistent with his gameplay across the court.
And he is also a fighter, as evidenced by this excerpt from a column in Euro Sport.
“I’ve had to fight for a lot throughout my whole life. When I was younger and dreamt of becoming a tennis player, I fought for it even when some people didn’t believe I had what it would take.
“Then when I broke into the top 100, I kept pushing and it didn’t take long before I found myself up against the best players.”
His high profile life as a tennis star means there’s plenty of interest in his life. This also includes the equipment he uses to play the sport.
Here we are going to analyse the most important tool a tennis player uses on court – his racquet.
Bautista Agut endorses the Wilson Pro Staff 97. However, that is just a paint-job on the racquet he actually uses, which is the Wilson Six-One 95. And the Spaniard strings his racquet using the Luxilon 4G.
This is a common theme among pro tennis players. Another common theme seen among pros is the fact that they will customise their racquets.
As such, it is hard to know the exact specs of the racquet Bautista Agut uses. However, below you can see the specs of the original Wilson Pro Staff 97.
|Head size||97 square inches|
|Strung weight||332 grams|
|Beam width||21.5 mm|
|Composition||Graphite braided with aramid|
|String pattern||16 x 19|