The Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev is one of the most promising next-generation players in the world, and one of the few that can compete against the big 3.
What racquet does Daniil Medvedev use? Daniil Medvedev currently plays with the Tecnifibre Tfight 305 XTC racquet. He uses Technifibre Razor Code strings. Medvedev has used this racquet setup for quite some time now and doesn’t seem to be changing it in the near future.
Daniil Medvedev Racquet Specs
- Head Size: 98 sq. in
- Length: 27 Inches
- Weight: 11.4 oz
- Balance: 3 Pts Head Light
- Beam Width: 21.5-22.5
- Grip: Tecnifibre X-Tra Feel
- String Pattern: 18 Mains / 19 Crosses
- Swing Weight: 329
Like many other pro players, Medvedev has heavily customized his racquet to his needs. However, Tecnifibre or Medvedev haven’t released what kind of modifications have been done to his racquet. What we do know is that his racquet’s actual head size is 95 sq. inches and not 98 as the original racquet got.
Can You Buy Medvedev’s Racquet?
Tecnifibre is not a racquet brand that is available everywhere like the Head and Wilson racquets. However, it’s still available on many different sites online.
The price differs a lot depending on where you buy it from, but as I’m writing this, I found the cheapest price on Amazon. Take a look at the current price and compare, because the prices are constantly changing.
Daniil Medvedev Racquet Review
Tecnifibre is far from being the most popular tennis brand in the world, especially at the recreational level. However, one of the worlds best players are using their racquet, so they have to do something right.
Honestly, before I did the research for what racquet Medvedev used, I had never played or heard much about Tecnifibre’s tennis racquets. Therefore, I decided to buy the racquet and as I’m writing this, I have played with it for about a month. This is what I think about Medvedev’s racquet so far.
It took a little bit of time to get used to the racquet, but once I got comfortable with it, I can understand why the Tecnifibre brand has established itself on the ATP Tour.
The racquet felt very well-balanced and It reminded me of the Babolat Pure Strike. It’s a very forgiving racquet that doesn’t just suit ATP players, I think this racquet is perfect for beginners. The reason for that is not just the big sweet spot, it’s also the high swing weight that usually gives new players more control.
The racquet weighs 305g and considering that it’s quite unique to have a swing weight of 329. A lot of reviews that I have read, complains about the maneuverability of the racquet. However, I didn’t find that as a problem, I like heavier swing weights. But, I guess that it’s up to personal preference.
Volleys with the Tecnifibre racquet was alright but it didn’t reach my expectations. I thought that this would be a perfect racquet for volleys, but instead, when I felt like I hit a good volley, the ball went long. This was quite annoying. It wasn’t a problem when it was time to endpoints, but when I went for more difficult volleys it was a big problem.
As I said before, the Tecnifibre plays very similarly to the Babolat Pure Strike. The specs are very similar to this racquet and I had the exact same problem with the Pure Strike. So, I reduced the weight of the racquet and it immediately felt way better at volleys. I want to do the same thing with the Tecnifibre, I think that will make me much more comfortable at the net with this racquet.
The modern game of tennis is getting faster and net plays aren’t as relevant anymore, so you shouldn’t worry about this to much. But, if you are a player that likes going for the net, this racquet may not be for you (If you don’t want to tweak it).
I think serving was the best part about the racquet. It gave me everything that you need to serve; power, spin, and control. The racquet allowed my flat serves to achieve their max MPH and when I wanted to mix it up with a slider, it gave me more than enough spin.
I felt very comfortable on my second serves. The control was amazing on serves and it gave me a lot of confidence on the second serves. If I would have described the Tecnifibre XTC 305 racquet with 2 words, control and stability would be the chosen ones. You will not be disappointed serving with this racquet.
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