Similarly, did John Mcenroe use a wooden racket?
In 1984, John McEnroe was the last player to win the men’s singles at Wimbledon using a wooden racquet, and they had disappeared from the game completely by 1987 [*].
Considering this, what is the most expensive tennis racket in the world?
The Proximus Diamond Games tennis racquet is actually a prize but it still tops the list with an estimated worth of a whopping $1.3 million. This practical/prize tennis racquet is made from pure gold and weighs 8.8 pounds. Apart from this, it is also studded with around 1,700 real diamonds.
When did they stop making wooden tennis rackets?
As a rule the more expensive the racket the better the string job. Less expensive rackets will likely not have great strings however if your strings feel good and you can play with them then certainly do not cut them out. Remember strings are the only thing that make contact with the ball, they are worth investing in.
Of the Big 3, Nadal is using the lightest racquet with Roger Federer’s RF97 the heaviest at 357g and Novak Djokovic’s racquet not too far behind at 353g.
|Head Size||100 in²|
|Strung Weight||343 grams|
|Balance||33.5cm (3pts HL)|
Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Racket
The graphite-aramid frame and leather handle make the racket both lightweight and durable. It has specs similar to Roger’s original RF97A tennis racket and weighs a total of 360 grams. The highest price you can find this one for is $400.