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

Updated: Jan 28

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.

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

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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)

Strings: Babolat RPM Blast 130 (16)

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

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

Shoes: Nike Zoom Vapor Pro

Alcaraz uses the retail Nike Zoom Vapor Pro available to the public, with his own insoles. He is expected to switch over to the Nike Zoom Vapor 11 in 2023.

  • Size: 11.5

Clothing: Nike

While he is expected to be getting his own Nike line in 2023, the clothing Alcaraz currently plays in is available to the public and is not custom.

  • Shirt size: Medium

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The racket that Alcaraz has just started endorsing, the 2023 cosmetic of the Babolat Pure Aero 98, is not yet available. See the highlighted article for early access and info.

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