Review of the latest version of Roger Federer’s iconic Wilson Pro Staff racket

Ons Jabeur Wimbledon Credit: Alamy

Ons Jabeur Wimbledon Credit: Alamy

It’s one of the most legendary racquets in tennis history and now Wilson has launched a sparkling new version of its Pro Staff.

It’s been around for 40 years and is best known for its classic double weave of carbon and aramid fibers (commonly known as Graphite/Kevlar®) and of course the many greats who have used this frame.

These icons include Chris Evert, Stefan Edberg, Jim Courier, Steffi Graf, Pete Sampras and of course Roger Federer.

In total, Pro Staff has won a whopping 117 Grand Slam titles – quite an impressive track record.

It came as no surprise that Wilson used the great Federer as the face for the launch of the Pro Staff 14 range. The only disappointment for his fans around the world was that he would not be using the racquet again after retiring last year.

The 2023 Wilson Pro Staff

The new Paradigm Bending carbon fiber construction optimizes the flex between the tire and shaft for more feel and precision – the hallmarks of this popular series.

The Pro Staff

A carbon fiber construction strategically engineered to optimize the flex profile of the racquet hoop and shaft. This construction shifts more flexibility into the shaft, providing an ideal blend of classic Pro Staff feel and precision without sacrificing modern performance.


This racquet is ideal for players who enjoy the classic Pro Staff feel but want a more forgiving, easy-swinging racquet.

With a sophisticated, elegant design and a rich earth tone, the Wilson Pro Staff

It’s reminiscent of the Pro Staff 97 with its light balance and crisp feel. We placed the double braid at a 45 degree angle to allow the frame to breathe on impact for better pocketing and stability.

  • Advantage for professional employees: classic precision

  • Oversized Head: Larger than the standard Pro Staff head size, the X offers more forgiveness and increases the sweet spot for off-center shots

  • 16×19 String Pattern: The open string pattern provides more power and spin

  • Composition: Unique construction increases racket stability and feel

  • Design: The appearance of Desert Bronze combines the classic, elegant personality of the Pro Staff franchise with modern innovation


This is the racquet used by Tunisian icon Ons Jabeur as they reached this year’s Wimbledon final, whilst this summer it has been one of the most used racquets at the All England Club and a multitude of players have enjoyed success with the Wilson Pro Staff.


Tennis365 had the opportunity to frame the new Wilson Pro Staff. It feels a little wider at the base than some racquets, but it makes it easier for your hand to get into the perfect position.

This racquet’s sweet spot makes for impressive results. Of course, you’ll need to be precise to hit the bull’s eye, but if you get it right, it offers an exciting shot on first serves and on ground hits.

The elegant 97-inch head size ensures you have to be precise when connecting, but the rewards are impressive if you get it right.

The feel on the forehand was impressive. The frame’s stability gives you the confidence to hit a flatter ball when the opportunity arises, and the power generated is unexpectedly dynamic.

This racquet didn’t seem optimal for my backhand slice, which encouraged me to swing over the ball…much to my coach’s delight.

Feel at net with the Wilson Pro Staff


The Wilson Pro Staff racquet is a piece of tennis history, and this impeccably updated version adds to its legacy.

If only we could get the chance to see Federer play with this new frame one more time.

Check out the new Wilson Pro Staff range

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