Pablo Carreno Busta Racquet – What Does He Use?

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Pablo Carreno Busta is the hard-working guy in the classroom who doesn’t get enough credit.

Despite being less successful than compatriot Rafael Nadal, Pablo is a solid match-day ATP player, who is always tough to beat any day in any tournament.

The Spaniard finally got the achievement of his striving career in Montreal Masters 2022 after beating Hurkacz in the final.

On the court, Pablo is a solid all-around tennis player who has powerful flat groundstrokes that are precise, consistent, and penetrative.

What racquet does he play with?

Pablo Carreno Busta’s racquet is the Wilson H22 18×20 painted to look like the Wilson Blade v8.

wilson h22
Wilson H22

Carreno Busta Racquet Specs

The Wilson H22 is a popular model endorsed by many advanced and pro tennis players, who can afford racquets for more than $300-$400.

Primarily used by Khachanov, Korda and previously used by Djokovic, it is a great all-around racquet to do it all.

It plays well in the power and precision department but the stick is generous in terms of spin potential and control of the shots.

The 18×20 strings bed ensures more control of the shots with similar power and slightly less spin than the 16×19 configuration, which suits Carreno Busta’s style.

The retail stock H22 is low on stiffness making it arm-friendly and easy to maneuver but requires lots of arm acceleration to generate pace, and lots of skill and feel to control the shots.

Here are Carreno Busta’s racquet specs:

Head size98 in² / 632.26 cm²
Length27 in / 68.58 cm
Strung weight12.2 oz / 346 g
Strings Pattern18×20

Carreno Busta Racquet Strings

Pablo Carreno Busta strings his racquet with a full bed of the Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25.

Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25

We don’t exactly know the tension but it should be in the mid-50s.

The 16L Alu Power is famous for being one of the most comfortable co-polys out there.

The Rough version brings a superb feel and enables the player to take cuts while keeping full control and accuracy in his shots.

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