What Racket Does Tomas Berdych Use?

Tomas Berdych RacketTomas Berdych uses the HEAD YouTek IG Instinct racket, which is designed to help those looking to play more powerful shots.

The YouTek technology in this range of rackets is designed to adapt to your own style of play, from aggressive players who like to attack the ball to those content to play a controlled game from the baseline. The rackets are intended to allow players of all levels to get the most out of their ability.

The d3o technology is positioned in the shaft of the racket and integrated into the lay-up. This technology is intended to react to the shot being played by the player, instead of remaining static. When you are looking to hit a heavy shot, the smart molecules lock together and increase the stiffness of the frame, which allows you to generate maximum power. On softer shots, such as a slice or a drop shot, the d3o molecules work to absorb the impact of the ball and provides an enhanced level of feel. This makes it a perfect fit for those who really like to vary their style of play.

The grommets in the racket are coated with Teflon, a low friction polymer which lets the strings slide through them with ease. This allows the strings to maintain maximum amounts of energy during impact, which in turn allows you to generate much more power.

When it comes to playing with power, there are few on the tour who can hang with Berdych. Both his serve and his groundstrokes are huge, which makes him a real threat on any surface – particularly faster surfaces like indoor courts and grass. His strongest slam performance to date has come on the grass at Wimbledon, where he reached the final. His timing of the ball is excellent, and while he has decent footwark for a taller player he tends to struggle when the ball is played behind him.

Tomas is a player who has really matured over the last couple of years. Previously regarded as talented but fragile mentally, he has won some big matches on the big stage to put most of those accusations to rest. His game is built around his huge forehand, which ranks alongside Del Potro as one of the biggest on the men’s tour. He hits the ball fairly flat, and wins a lot of his points by hitting through his opponent rather than outwitting them. He has also developed a solid net game over the past few years, which has contributed to his success on grass.

Specification:

Headsize: 645cm2

Weight: 300g

Balance: 320mm

Beam: 23/25/21mm

Length: 685mm

String Pattern: 16/19

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