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Carlos Alcaraz's Actual Tennis Racket, Shoes, and Gear

Updated: Jul 30, 2023

If you've been following us at The Tennis Insider, you probably know that top tennis players often don't actually play with the equipment they endorse. Fortunately, we have access to looking at their actual, match used rackets. Today we'll be taking a look at the gear Carlos Alcaraz actually plays with, and comparing it to what he endorses. Stay tuned for additional photos and info. Purchase Alcaraz's endorsed gear here, or check out his personal match worn equipment.



Match used racket from ATP500 Rio de Janeiro 2022 - Image per Duran

Image per supertennis.tv

Racket: Babolat Pure Aero VS 2020

Alcaraz is actually playing with a racket that is available to the general public in the Babolat Pure Aero VS 2020. This is also used by Holger Rune and Felix Auger-Aliassime. This has recently been updated to the Pure Aero 98, now available for purchase.

  • Weight: 305g

  • Swingweight: 295g

  • String pattern: 16 x 20

  • Length: 27in

  • Head size: 98 square inches

  • Balance: 317mm

  • Grip size: 4 1/2 (4)

  • Mains: Babolat RPM Blast 130 (16) at 55 lbs

  • Crosses: Babolat RPM Blast 130 (16) at 51 lbs

Alcaraz uses the Nike Zoom Vapor Pro, (see best price above) with his own insoles. He initially tested the Nike Zoom Vapor 11 in 2023, however reverted to the pro model. Pictured below are a pair of Alcaraz's worn shoes.

  • Size: 11.5

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