Rafael Nadal's Tennis Racket
Just like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal is playing (and schlepping) for a racket that's actually been painted to look like something else. His racket looks like a Babolat Pure Aero, but he's actually playing with a Babolat Pure Aero Drive made in 2005.
It's hard to blame athletes in a sport where inches and centimeters and exactness count the most for not wanting to switch it up or blame the company that makes the racket for wanting to sell more rackets.
Rafael Nadal's 'Official' Tennis Racket
Size: 4 1/4
Materials: Carbon Fiber and Graphite
Learn more: Babolat Pure Aero, $229
Head size: 100 square inches
Strung weight: 11.3 ounces
Other pros who use it: Felix Auger-Aliassime, Benoit Paire, Adrian Mannarino, Jennifer Brady, Caroline Wozniacki
Featured review: "This racket is great for control and spin. Light and easy to handle."
Add to cart: Babolat Pure Aero, $229