Brandon Nakashima Switches To Yonex Racquets

Brandon Nakashima has switched to Yonex racquets. He was previously playing with the Babolat Pure Strike racquet.. Since the switch, he has struggled on the court. It’s not clear if it’s related to the racquet change.

He ended 2022 on a high by winning the Next Gen ATP Finals. He also won the 2022 San Diego title but his 2023 results so far have been underwhelming.

Nakashima briefly played college tennis at the University of Virginia before deciding to turn pro. His best grand slam result came at Wimbledon in 2022 where he reached the fourth round. 

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Tommy Paul Confirms Switch To Yonex Racquets

Tommy Paul has switched to Yonex racquets. He had been using the Wilson blade racquet since the juniors. He is using the Yonex Vcore 98 racquet.

Paul made the switch at the start of the year in Australia. Quickly, he found his groove and reached the semifinals at the Australian Open. His incredible performance so far this year has been partly due to his racquet switch.

A number of male players made the switch to Yonex this year including Jack Sock and Brandon Nakashima. Yonex is more popular on the women’s tour than on the men’s side.

Players are reluctant to switch racquets because of the huge impact that has on their game. But despite that, players have made the switch, even if it’s for financial reasons. In an interview, Tommy Paul said that he had tried Yonex a few years earlier and really liked it but they couldn’t agree on financial terms.

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