Novak Djokovic's Tennis Rackets and the Other Gear He Uses
Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest tennis players of all time on the court. And he didn't get there by accident. Or without a great support team.
Djokovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia, on May 22, 1987, and started playing tennis when he was 4 years old. He turned pro in 2003 at 16 and won his first Grand Slam in 2008 at the Australian Open. Now he has 21 majors.
Here's a look at Novak Djokovic's rackets and some of the other gear he's used throughout his career to rise to the top of the tennis world.
Novak Djokovic's Head Graphene 360
Novak Djokovic endorses the Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro. This may be his official racket, but it's not actually the one he has used to win his 21 Grand Slam titles. It's really a paint job for the Head PT113B, which isn't available for sale.
For the benefit of Head's profitability, the racket is painted to look like one that can be sold en masse. In the last few years, Djokovic has changed the weight of his racket, making it lighter due to elbow and shoulder issues.
Djokovic's Head Graphene 360 Racket Specifications
Head size: 95 square inches
Strung weight: 12.7 ounces
Other pros who use it: Nikoloz Basilashvili, Fernando Verdasco, Sonwoo Kwon, Karolina Muchova, Anna Blinkova
Learn more: Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro
Technical Details About the Head Graphene 360
Size: 4 1/2
Grip size: 4 1/2 inches
Skill level: Professional, Advanced
Add to cart: Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro, $245
Wilson Blade Pro
Djokovic used a Wilson racket early in his pro career. He didn't move over to Head, which he used as a junior, until 2009. The racket he used for Wilson is now known as the Wilson Blade Pro, arguably the best and most popular racket for serious amateur players.
Add to cart: Wilson Blade Pro, $249
Wilson Blade Pro Racket Specifications
Head size: 98 square inches
Strung weight: 11.4 ounces
Other pros who use it: Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alex De Minaur, David Goffin, Milos Raonic, Karen Khachanov
Learn more: Wilson Blade Pro
Technical Details About the Wilson Blade Pro
Size: 4 1/4
Grip size: 4 1/4 inches
Material: Braided graphite + basalt
Skill level: Professional, advanced
Add to cart: Wilson Blade Pro, $248
Babolat Natural Gut and Luxilon Alu Power
Djokovic uses two different types of strings on his racket, just like Roger Federer. For his main strings, Djokovic uses Babolat Natural Gut and for his cross strings, he uses Luxilon Alu Power.
Add to cart: Babolat Natural Gut, $51.95
Add to cart: Luxilon Alu Power, $159.60
Djokovic Has His Own Collection of Lacoste Gear
Djokovic has one of the best clothing deals in tennis. Signed to an elite brand with Lacoste, Djokovic has his own collection of Lacoste gear that's pretty fly. And pretty expensive.
You can deck yourself out head to toe in Djokovic's Lacoste gear, with everything from hats to polos to T-shirts to shorts and even sunglasses.
Djokovic has been with Lacoste since 2017, and despite some recent controversies, the brand has no intention to let their golden goose get out in the open market. He's signed with them through 2025.
He Wears Asics for His Shoes
Novak Djokovic was sponsored for his shoe deal by Adidas until 2012, sporting some of their most popular tennis brands, including several different editions of the Adidas Barricade.
In 2017, Djokovic made a big move to sign with Asics shoes and has pretty much single-handedly turned them into an elite shoe brand. Like his deal with Lacoste, the Asics that Djokovic wears will cost you a pretty penny.
Djokovic wears the Asics Court FF 2 — a specially made shoe the company created working hand in hand with him.
Add to cart: Asics Court FF 2, $170
Adidas Lost the Shoe War
You can make a good argument that because Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have both been so associated with Nike for so long, Djokovic has been the best tennis player with Adidas in the last decade.
Although the relationship between Djokovic and Adidas ended when he made the leap to Asics in 2017, it's not hard to see what a setback it was for Adidas to lose such a premier player from its ranks.
While the signature line of Djokovic shoes he made for Adidas are now almost impossible to find, the company has continued to make that style — the Adidas Barricade — with mixed results.
Add to your cart: Adidas Barricade, $140
Japanese Company Uniqlo Signed Federer After Djokovic Left
Just like with Lacoste, Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo had its own signature line for Novak Djokovic before he jumped ship. They even had him as their global brand ambassador until 2017. So in the same year that he left Adidas for Asics, he left Uniqlo for Lacoste.
Djokovic's departure from Uniqlo led to one of the most lucrative endorsement contracts in tennis history when 37-year-old Roger Federer left Nike for Uniqlo in 2018, signing a 10-year, $300 million contract to sport their gear.
Djokovic Head 6R Head Tennis Bag
Djokovic used a variation of Head and Adidas tennis bags until he ended his endorsement deal with the company and moved over to using Head tennis bags exclusively — the same brand of racket that he uses.
While Djokovic uses the over-the-shoulder bag because he's got so much gear, there's also a backpack option Head makes for players that can easily fit two rackets.
Add to your cart: Head tennis backpack, $34.99
Add to your cart: Head tennis bag, $59.95
Add to your cart: Djokovic Head 6R tennis bag, $70
Last But Not Least, Seiko Watches
Djokovic has essentially every part of his wardrobe covered by endorsements, including what he wears on his wrist.
Of all of Djokovic's deals, his sponsorship deal with Seiko watches is one of the more high-end fashion lines he has. He has his own line of Seiko Novak Djokovic watches.
For those looking to get in the Djokovic watch game, the Djokovic Astron is the most expensive watch in the collection at around $2,700. The least expensive in the collection is the Kinetic Perpetual Djokovic at approximately $625.