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Wimbledon champion Andy Murray uses his Head during a 2013 Davis Cup tie.
The Head brand is literally heads and shoulders above the rest when it comes to tennis racket manufacturers.
Eight of the world's top tennis professionals to play with Head rackets, including No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who uses the YOUTEK Graphene Speed Pro.
After his much-criticized switch from Wilson, the six-time Grand Slam champion has been on a steady upward trajectory and he doesn't look like he is slowing down any time soon.
Djokovic's streak alleviates the cynical critique that former British pro Tim Henman raised, as reported by Mark Hodgkinson of London's The Telegraph:
I was surprised to see that Djokovic is now playing with a different racket. That's a big risk to take when you are about to defend a grand slam title for the first time. He also hasn't had very much time to practice with it.
That's clearly a financial decision that he's taken, but it's going to take a while for him to get used to playing with a different manufacturer's frame.
Also playing a Graphene model, in this case the Instinct MP, is No. 5 Tomas Berdych. He has likewise reached his career-best ranking. Is it a coincidence or the use of a Head racket?
The IG line from Head has proven to be a popular choice among several members of the Top 25 players in the ATP rankings.
Andy Murray, the 2013 Wimbledon champion, uses the Radical Pro. No. 10 Richard Gasquet and No. 20 Mikhail Youzhny both use the Extreme Pro while No. 12 Tommy Haas and No. 14 Gilles Simon both sport the Prestige. Also playing this frame is No. 21 Kevin Anderson.
Altogether, Team Head members listed here have won eight Grand Slams and 118 total titles.
One must wonder the obvious: Since Yonex, Pro Kennex and Tecnifibre can only tout 11 tournament victories between them, who will they go after to increase the "prestige", of their brand recognition?