What Kind Of Shock Absorbers (Dampeners) Do The Pro's Use - Which Vibration Dampener Does Nadal & Djokovic Play With?

Shock absorbers are little button-like material that is inserted or placed at the bottom of the racquet to reduce the effect of vibrations that can travel to your body while you are hitting the shots. It is a device that is used even by top professionals and if you have developed a habit of playing with a shock absorber, then you might not be able to play tennis without it for some time and you’ll be pretty uncomfortable without it. 

From club level to professional players, all type of athletes uses vibration dampeners. Top professionals that use dampeners on the tour are given in the following table. (Federer does not sue a dampener)

ATP Player

Vibration Dampener

Novak Djokovic

Head Djokovic Dampener

Rafael Nadal

Babolat Custom Damp

Daniil Medvedev

Tecnifibre Vibra Clip ATP Vibration Dampener

Alexander Zverev

Head Zverev Dampener

Matteo Berrettini

Head Xtra Damp

Gael Monfils

Luxilon Legacy Dampener

Fabio Fognini

Pete Sampras Tourna Vibration Dampener 

Andrey Rublev

Pete Sampras Tourna Vibration Dampener 

Karen Khachanov

Kimony QuakeBuster

Stan Wawrinka

Yonex Vibration Dampener 

Cristian Garin

Luxilon Legacy Vibration Dampener

Felix Auger Aliassime

Babolat Custom Damp


Most Pro's use a vibration dampener but a select few do not. Which pro uses the same tennis dampener that you use?

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