#10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – Buy the Babolat Aeropro Drive Plus GT

World # 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is currently using the BABOLAT Aeropro Drive Plus GT racket with Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power 16L strings and a grip of 4 and 5/8.


You can generate a lot of swing speed with this racket…

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If you have respect for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s game and want to imitate it, then you should buy the BABOLAT Aeropro Drive Plus GT racket. This is a pretty light racket and you can generate a lot of swing speed thanks to the Aeromodular wing design of this racket. This will help you generate a lot of power and at the same time gives you tremendous control.

This racket also uses “Woofer” technology which is an interaction of the frame and strings when striking the ball. This helps the strings in working together to their full potential whereas other rackets might have a lot of static strings not really active in the stroke. This will give you a bigger sweet-spot when hitting the ball. The Woofer technology will also help generate extra power and at the same time dampen the unwanted vibrations.

The racket also utilizes “Aerobeam” technology which helps the racket penetrate the air a lot better. You can literally generate your own power by going crazy on the swing speed.

Babolat’s cortex system will help reduce any vibrations and give you the best possible feel in a racket. Also, graphite and tungsten  in key areas of the racket will help create more power and increases control and feel.


Not the best racket at the net but great for groundstrokes and baseline play

The BABOLAT Aeropro Drive Plus GT racket is very stiff and you won’t be able to get a good feel at the net. That being said, this racket is perfect for baseline players, all court players and you can get by with attacking the net occasionally. There isn’t much wrong with this racket except for the stiffness. It is perfect for various level players and should definitely be given a try. You can generate some sick spin and power while maintaining control and the racket has excellent maneuverability.


Key racket specs include a 100 sq-in head size and 11.2 oz strung weight

Head Size:
100 sq. in. / 645.16 sq. cm.
Length: 27.5 inches / 69.85 cm
Strung Weight: 11.2oz / 317.51g
Balance: 6 pts HL
Swingweight: 339
Stiffness: 69
Beam Width: 23mm/26mm/24mm/
Composition: Graphite / Tungsten
Power Level: Low-Medium
Swing Speed: Fast
Grip Type: Syntec
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8H 8T
Two Pieces
No Shared Holes
String Tension: 55-62 pounds


Tsonga grinding it out with this racket

Can’t afford to pay for your desired racket? Find out how I purchased the Babolat AeroPro Drive Plus Cortex Tennis Racket (worth a little over $200) without a job, which was used by Rafa at the time of my purchase. Click here to find out more.


Have you used this racket or strings? Tell us about your experience. Drop a comment below or write your own review and help out your fellow tennis fans!


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