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Alejandro Davidovich Fokina’s Racquet – What Does He Use?
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is one of the many rising Spanish players. Born in 1999, he still has a massive margin of improvement and lots of time ahead with his 22 years.
On the court, he is known for hitting under-armed serves quite often, imitating the likes of Kyrgios or Bublik who like to break from the usual play style and entertain the crowd.
His achievements in terms of titles are still poor compared with compatriots like Carlos Alcaraz or Bautista-Agut. However, he’s having a real breakthrough in 2022, after reaching his first Masters 1000 final in Monte Carlo beating top players like Novak Djokovic and Grigor Dimitrov.
Davidovich Fokina is quick and has the ability to find difficult angles on both sides and to lay perfect drop shots.
His late improvement brought much attention to him and people are starting to ask what racquet setup he uses to play.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina endorses the Head Graphene 360+ Extreme MP racquet. He plays with a pro stock model called PT333.2 coming in a 16×19 strings pattern.
Davidovich Fokina’s Racquet Specs
A wild racquet also used by Matteo Berretini, Lorenzo Musetti and Jan-Lennard Struff.
It is a solid option for players who want to generate maximum topspin. The Extreme MP racquet combines a spin-friendly design with Graphene 360+ technology.
Head includes Spiralfibers technology in the frame for more torsional stability and power potential.
This racquet has large grommets, which gives the strings lots of room to move. This allows the ball to stay longer in the contact point, hence more spin and power.
With lots of dynamic weight, it is perfect for fast swingers who are looking for worked serves and powerful controlled shots.
Alejandro seems to be playing with a pro stock racquet frame called PT332.2 that is stiffer with a little higher Swingweight of 332. The exact strung weight of his racquet is still unknown.
Overall, the Extreme MP line seems to meet Alejandro’s needs in terms of control and power, since he tends to play with topspin to create difficult angles.
|Head size||98 in² / 630 cm²|
|Length||27in / 68.58cm|
|Unstrung weight||11.6oz / 330g|
Davidovich Fokina’s Racquet Strings
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina strings his racquet with a full bed of the Solinco Hyper-G 16/1.30.
Some experienced members in tennis-warehouse forum claim that Alejandro uses a hybrid setup of Lynx Tour and Hawk Rough with tension around 53lbs/24kg, but there is no concrete proof for this information.
The Solinco Hyper-G 16/1.30 strings offer lots of spin and massive power thanks to the shaped thick gauges.
In addition, it is arm-friendly and has a plentiful amount of durability and good string maintenance.
Finally, you can produce smoothly controlled slices and drop shots with the Hyper-G 16 with lots of feel.
If you’re looking for a crisp response, this isn’t the way to go. The impact on the ball feels a little dead and sometimes unpredictable. However, a Top 50 player like Davidovich Fokina knows how to swing and find consistent depth with this setup.
As for the tension, there is no reliable information but the recommended tension for this racquet setup would be 40-50lbs to soften up the 16L that is already stiff, in order to accomplish better control on the shots.
Sources: tennis-warehouse forum