What Racquet Does Matteo Berrettini Use?

Published 05/05/2022, 12:15 PM EDT
Over the past couple of years, Matteo Berrettini has come out to be a promising star on the tour. Last year, the Italian won two titles along with being a runner-up in Madrid and Wimbledon. This year as well, even though he is yet to win a title, he has sure produced decent performances in the tournaments, he has taken part in.

While Berrettini is tasting success in the best possible way, a question that arises is what supports the Italian to maintain his form? As they say, a warrior’s weapon is his biggest support during a war. In the same way, Berrettini’s biggest support is his racquet. Extracting from it, another question that arises is, what racquet does he use?

Unraveling the racquet of Berrettini

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Matteo Berrettini has a long list of sponsorship deals in his bag. In his long list of sponsors, one of the most prominent brands in the American racquet-making brand HEAD. The 26-year-old currently uses one of the most premium racquets of the brand, the Head Graphene 360+ Extreme MP.
The racquet is the latest edition of Head’s Extreme MP series. With a 100 square inch head size and 27 inches in length, the racquet has the classic Graphene 360 feel of stability and power. However, the one added feature that makes it Graphene 360+ is the addition of spiral fibers in the lower head of the racquet. This newest addition to the racquet gives a cleaner and smoother feel during the time of contact.

Berrettini is one of the most aggressive players in the current lot of players. His aggressive game combined with decent court movement gives him the room to hit his desired shots with ease. However, playing 100% aggressive with a 318gms strung racquet seems to be some miscalculation. Analyzing carefully, the Italian compliments his aggressive game with just the right pinch of spin. That is where the role of the racquet’s Spin shaft technology comes in picture. The technology helps the player control the amount of spin he wants to put in while hitting a shot.

Apart from these two main USP’s of the racquet, the Head Graphene 360+ Extreme MP, like the previous versions, continues to deliver a massive impact and stability while hitting groundstrokes and serves.

Matteo Berrettini in 2022

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After a successful run in 2021, Berrettini kicked off 2022 at the ATP Cup. Even though he won just one of the two matches he played, he made a strong comeback at the Australian Open. Cruising through the rounds, Matteo reached the semifinals of the opening slam of the year. In the semifinals he suffered a loss to Rafael Nadal. However, despite the loss, he was remembered for playing one of the best matches of the slam.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 28, 2022 Italy’s Matteo Berrettini reacts during his semi final match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Loren Elliott

He next played at the Rio de Janeiro, reaching the quarterfinals. Playing next in Acapulco and Indian Wells, he suffered a first-round and a fourth-round exit respectively. He was next scheduled to play at the Miami Open. However, he announced the last moment withdrawal, after suffering a right-hand injury.

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The Italian is still in the process of recovering from the injury and is expected to make a comeback directly on the grass courts.

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Ahmar Wasif

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Ahmar Wasif is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is a national level tennis player and has a number of titles to his name. His experience on the court allows him to incorporate a deeper understanding in his coverage of the sport.

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