Want the inside scoop on Roger Federer’s racquet? Here’s a little story that I came across in the NY Times today on the Fed racquet. According to the article Fed, uses a Wilson K Factor Six One Tour with a 90 headsize.
The article says Fed’s racquet is strung with 16 gauge gut in the main strings and Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough in the crosses making the string job a hybrid of gut and Luxilon. So if you want to get closer to Fed, set yourself up with one of these sticks, slap down the right string, throw on some swoosh gear and maybe you, too, can challenge for Slam titles.
Okay, it’s not that simple, and I’m pretty confident in saying that what Fed carries in his bag is not a retail, buy-in-the-store K Factor Six One but rather a custom made Wilson frame that’s been painted like the Six One. So good luck getting your hands on an exact replica Fed racquet with the correct weighting, balance, etc. Why any of that would be a “secret” I’m not sure of. But I am sure that regardless of your racquet good luck playing like Fed!
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