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?