The Babolat AeroPro Drive French Open edition is Rafael Nadal's racquet of choice during the 2014 Clay Series Circuit including the French Open at Roland Garros. This frame offers a sleek cosmetic update to the legendary Babolat AeroPro Drive, with a brilliant black, yellow, white, and red clay graphic inspired by Roland Garros. The AeroPro Drive Roland Garros features refined Cortex Dampening Interface for even better feel. Continues use of Graphite Tungsten (GT) technology, which adds a hybrid of braided carbon fibers and tungsten filaments throughout the entire racquet.
Babolat has kept the specifications on the new Roland Garros edition identical to that of the 2013 AeroPro Drive.
The Aeropro Drive will still appeal to a very wide array of players, especially for those looking for a slightly more flexible, spin-friendly alternative to the Pure Drive. One of a few racquets that works well at the net, as well as the baseline. For Optimal String Performance Babolat Recommends:
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- Durability: Babolat RPM Blast
- Playability: Babolat Xcel
- Hybrid: Babolat RPM Blast 17 - VS Gut 16
Tungsten strengthens the frame to reduce torque for greater precision (Babolat claims 26% more precision compared to the previous Aeropro Drive). Babolat continues to utilize the Cortex vibration filter at the top of the handle. Cortex is used in several of Babolat's players racquets to enhance feel by cancelling only the 2 highest vibration frequencies. Only those frequencies that enhance feel are permitted to pass through the Cortex filter.