French tennis Lucas Pouille has dumped his long time racquet partner Prince and moved to Babolat. Pouille will be using the Babolat Pure Drive racquet.
Players switch racquet brands because of financial reasons. Pouille probably got a better offer from Babolat than from Prince. With Pouille moving to Babolat, Prince only has one top pro using its racquet – John Isner.
It appears that Pouille is continuing to use his old Prince Textreme Tour 100P racquet that is painted to appear like a Babolat Pure Drive. Changing racquets can have a big impact on a player’s game. It’s not uncommon for players to continue to use the old racquet after signing a racquet deal.
Pouille has also switched to Le Coq Sportif apparel and shoes. He was previously with Adidas. Fellow Frenchman Richard Gasquet also wears the Le Coq Sportif shoes.