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Novak Djokovic is Poised to Take the Number One Ranking with his Head YouTek Speed

May 21st, 2011

filed in Tennis Lifestyle

Noval Djokovic's meteoric rise to the top rank may come down to a victory at the 2011 French Open. With a 37-0 win streak, tennis entusiasts everywhere are wondering if this recent run is due in part to a tennis racquet switch earlier this year. Djokovic switched to the Head YouTek IG Speed Midplus 18x20, one of the hottest racquets on the market today. This racquet is perfect for moderate-advanced/advanced tennis players who require superior control. With recent victories at the Audtralian Open, and back-to-back wins over Rafael Nadal, there is something to be said about the player/racquet correlation, valid or not.

In this video, Hans Paino offers his perspecitive on the matter.

Specifications for the Head YouTek IG Speed Midplus 18x20:

  • Head Size: 100
  • Length: 27”
  • Weight (strung): 11.5 oz.
  • Balance: 5 pts Head Light
  • Composition: YOUTEK/Graphite
  • Beam Width: 20 mm
  • Power Level: Low
  • Swing Type: Long, Open, Aggressive
  • String Pattern: 18 Mains x 20 Crosses
  • Grip Type: HydroSorb Tour
  • (NTRP) rating: 5.0 - 7.0
  • String Tension: 52-62 Pounds Recommended
  • Stiffness: 64
  • Swing Weight: 314

Millions of tennis fans are waiting to see if Djokovic, with a win streak second only to McEnroe's 42-0 run in 1984, will make history.