Federer to play with new racquet at the bet-at-home Open

Roger Federer will make the switch from his customary Wilson Pro Staff Six One 90 (square-inched head) to a new unreleased blacked out racquet featuring a 98 square inched head size for his match versus 58th ranked Daniel Brands at the bet-at-home Open in Hamburg, Germany.

Federer was one of the last remaining players using a 90 square inched frame on the ATP tour. During Federer’s press conference he quoted, “I think 90% of the players on the ATP tour have head sizes between 95 and 100.” This racquet features a 16 by 19 string pattern which will allow him to generate more power while featuring a larger sweet spot. Due to the larger head size (98 vs. 90 sq. in.) there will be larger spacing between strings, allowing Federer to develop better pop and more spin.

Wilson offers the Blade with similar specifications, but under a blacked out paint job it is unconfirmed what type of racquet Federer will be using. Federer won 77 singles titles, 17 grand slam titles and reigned as the world No. 1 for over 300 weeks while using a 90 square inched framed racquet.

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