Which Racquet Does Dominic Thiem Use?

Published 04/17/2021, 6:38 AM EDT
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – MARCH 16: Dominic Thiem of Austria looks on during his singles match against Lloyd Harris of South Africa during Day Ten of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on March 16, 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)


Austrian ace Dominic Thiem has been a resilient force in changing the guard from the big three of tennis. Presently, he is the only player born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam title. Thus, it becomes vital to know which tennis racquet is or have been behind his success.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Daniil Medvedev of Russia and Dominic Thiem of Austria tap rackets at centercourt after Thiem won their Men’s Singles semifinal match on Day Twelve of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Usually, professional players find themselves experimenting with different tennis racquet models of the same brand but not Dominic Thiem. Notably, the Austrian has used three racquet brands in his career, namely Wilson, Head, and Babolat.

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Dominic Thiem’s tennis racquet and specifications

Since 2019, Dominic Thiem is using Babolat’s third-gen Pure Strike tennis racquet. It has an 18 x 20 string, which compliments his aggressive game from forehand and backhand. Moreover, the tennis racquet has a 98 inchhead size, and it is 27 inches in length.

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 09: Dominic Thiem of Austria plays a backhand the mens singles final against Rafael Nadal of Spain during Day fifteen of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on June 09, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Thiem experimented aggressively on its string setup, finally settling on the Babolat RPM Power 1.25mm (17). Additionally, the racquet has a strung weight of 335 g, allowing the Austrian to play more freely.

Thiem went on to say that it was love at first sight, and all his strokes worked without any hesitation. Inarguably, a long list of ATP titles will follow the explosive combination of the Austrian and Pure Strike.

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Tennis racquets Dominic Thiem used in the past

Born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, Thiem has grown consistently on the ATP Tour following his junior years. During his youth, the 2020 US Open champion used the Wilson Six One 95 Team tennis racquet. It continues to be one of the most popular weapons of force among junior players even today.

Afterward, Thiem switched to the Austrian brand HEAD and used their HEAD Prestige MP for some time. Interestingly, both the previous racquets carried an 18 x 20 string pattern, allowing him more control. The only difference was its head size, which increased significantly, providing Thiem an extensive sweet spot.

Dominic made his latest change in brand loyalty when Babolat launched Pure Strike in 2014. Similar to clay king Rafael Nadal, Babolat designed the racquet specifically for the Austrian.

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He played with the first generation Pure Strike from 2014 to 2017, before the new frame launched in 2017. In 2019, Thiem swapped with the third-gen Pure Strike, the racquet which brought him the glory.

To sum up, Thiem looks comfortable with his new racquet and might stick with it throughout his career. Not to mention, he will upgrade specifications intermittently over time.

What do you think about the Austrian’s choice of tennis racquet?

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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