Racket Currently used by Stefanos Tsitsipas and many other pro tour players. The most popular model using by Pro tennis players in tour?????? Wilson blade does not need any extra recommendations in my opinion. It can be tough to update popular, iconic racquets since longtime fans may not find much room for improvement.
So, only small changes have been made to this eighth iteration of the Wilson Blade 98 18x20, keeping it a solid option for intermediate and advanced players. The most noticeable update is the new chameleon paint, which shifts color depending on how it catches the light.
From there, Wilson updates this line of Blades with Direct Connect Technology, a simple and effective new feature that fuses the butt cap directly to the carbon fiber for added stability at contact. FeelFlex technology is now called FortyFive and allows the Blade 98 18x20 to bend optimally at contact.
With these modest changes, our team of playtesters took the tighter string patterned Blade to the courts to see how it plays. Our testers were impressed to find that what they've always loved about this racquet remained intact.
With a slightly softer feel, our team leaned into the control and precision the Blade 98 18x20 offered to pinpoint targets from all areas of the court.