nadal dampener
Accessories | Equipment

Which Professional Tennis Player Use a Dampener?

We all know some professional tennis player that uses a vibration dampener. But we’ve also all seen Roger Federer not using one for example.

Many professional tennis players use a dampener. The list includes Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev…etc to cite only the top players. On the women’s side, Maria Sharapova, Eugenie Bouchard, or Simona Halep also use a dampener on their tennis racquet. Roger Federer and Serena Williams do not use a string dampener.

Professional Tennis Player Dampener Usage Statistics

Professional Tennis Players Dampener Usage Statistics
Professional Tennis Player Dampener Usage Statistics November 2020

Below is a list of the Top 100 ATP and WTA players who use a vibration dampener.

Pro Male Tennis Players Using a Dampener

RankCountryPlayer Dampener?
1SRBNovak DjokovicYes
2ESPRafael NadalYes
3AUTDominic ThiemNo
4SUIRoger FedererNo
5RUSDaniil MedvedevYes
6GREStefanos TsitsipasNo
7GERAlexander ZverevYes
8RUSAndrey RublevYes
9ARGDiego SchwartzmanNo
10ITAMatteo BerrettiniYes
11FRAGael MonfilsYes
12CANDenis ShapovalovNo
13ESPRoberto Bautista AgutNo
14BELDavid GoffinNo
15ESPPablo Carreno BustaYes
16ITAFabio FogniniYes
17CANMilos RaonicNo
18BULGrigor DimitrovNo
19RUSKaren KhachanovYes
20SUIStan WawrinkaYes
21CANFelix Auger-AliassimeYes
22CHICristian GarinYes
23USAJohn IsnerNo
24CROBorna CoricYes
25AUSAlex de MinaurYes
26SRBDusan LajovicNo
27NORCasper RuudYes
28FRABenoit PaireNo
29USATaylor FritzNo
30SRBFilip KrajinovicNo
31GBRDaniel EvansYes
32ITALorenzo SonegoYes
33POLHubert HurkaczNo
34FRAUgo HumbertYes
35GERJan-Lennard StruffNo
36FRAAdrian MannarinoYes
37USAReilly OpelkaYes
38AUSJohn MillmanNo
39GEONikoloz BasilashviliNo
40JPNKei NishikoriYes
41ARGGuido PellaYes
42SRBMiomir KecmanovicYes
43CROMarin CilicNo
44ITAJannik SinnerNo
45AUSNick KyrgiosNo
46ESPAlbert Ramos-VinolasNo
47GBRKyle EdmundNo
48USATennys SandgrenYes
49KAZAlexander BublikNo
50USASam QuerreyNo
51JPNYoshihito NishiokaYes
52HUNMarton FucsovicsYes
53SLOAljaz BedeneYes
54SRBLaslo DjereYes
55USATommy PaulYes
56FRARichard GasquetYes
57ESPPablo AndujarNo
58FRAJo-Wilfried TsongaNo
59FRAGilles SimonNo
60USAFrances TiafoeYes
61AUSJordan ThompsonYes
62ESPFernando VerdascoNo
63ESPAlejandro Davidovich FokinaYes
64ESPFeliciano LopezYes
65GERDominik KoepferYes
66CZEJiri VeselyYes
67URUPablo CuevasYes
68LTURicardas BerankisYes
69FRALucas PouilleNo
70GBRCameron NorrieNo
71USASteve JohnsonYes
72FRAJeremy ChardyNo
73CANVasek PospisilYes
74ITAStefano TravagliaYes
75FRACorentin MoutetYes
76ARGJuan Ignacio LonderoNo
77BLREgor GerasimovNo
78ARGFederico DelbonisNo
79ITAMarco CecchinatoYes
80BRAThiago MonteiroYes
81ITASalvatore CarusoNo
82ESPPedro MartinezYes
83RSALloyd HarrisNo
84FINEmil RuusuvuoriYes
85FRAPierre-Hugues HerbertNo
86RSAKevin AndersonYes
87KAZMikhail KukushkinYes
88PORJoao SousaYes
89HUNAttila BalazsYes
90MDARadu AlbotYes
91USAMarcos GironNo
92SWEMikael YmerYes
93ARGFederico CoriaYes
94KORSoonwoo KwonYes
95AUTDennis NovakNo
96GERPhilipp KohlschreiberNo
97GERYannick HanfmannNo
98ITAGianluca MagerYes
99JPNYuichi SugitaYes
100
AUS
James DuckworthYes
Statistics dated November 2020

Honorable Mentions

  • Juan Martin Del Potro

Even if he is outside the top 100, he is a legend of the open era. He uses the four-leaf clover dampener, a classic!

  • Andy Murray

Also retired, Andy Murray did not use a vibration dampener.

Pro Female Tennis Players Using a Dampener

Rank Player Region Dampener?
1Barty---default-cropAshleigh BartyAUS AUSYes
2Simona Halep - Default CropSimona HalepROU ROUYes
3Osaka---default-cropNaomi OsakaJPN JPNYes
4Kenin--default-cropSofia KeninUSA USANo
5Elina Svitolina - Default CropElina SvitolinaUKR UKRNo
6Pliskova_default-cropKarolina PliskovaCZE CZENo
7Andreescu--default-cropBianca AndreescuCAN CANYes
8Kvitova--default-cropPetra KvitovaCZE CZEYes
9Bertens--default-cropKiki BertensNED NEDYes
10Serena Williams - Default CropSerena WilliamsUSA USANo
11Sabalenka_default-cropAryna SabalenkaBLR BLRYes
12Bencic--default-cropBelinda BencicSUI SUIYes
13Victoria Azarenka - Default CropVictoria AzarenkaBLR BLRYes
14Johanna Konta - Default CropJohanna KontaGBR GBRNo
15Muguruza_default-cropGarbiñe MuguruzaESP ESPYes
16Keys--default-cropMadison KeysUSA USAYes
17Swiatek---default-cropIga SwiatekPOL POLYes
18Martic - default-cropPetra MarticCRO CROYes
19Rybakina - default-cropElena RybakinaKAZ KAZYes
20Vondrousova_default-cropMarketa VondrousovaCZE CZEYes
21Mertens_default-cropElise MertensBEL BELYes
22Sakkari - default-cropMaria SakkariGRE GREYes
23Kontaveit--default-cropAnett KontaveitEST ESTYes
24Jennifer Brady - Default CropJennifer BradyUSA USANo
25Angelique Kerber - Default CropAngelique KerberGER GERYes
26Alison Riske - Default CropAlison RiskeUSA USANo
27Muchova - default-cropKarolina MuchovaCZE CZENo
28Yulia Putintseva - Default CropYulia PutintsevaKAZ KAZYes
29Dayana Yastremska - Default CropDayana YastremskaUKR UKRYes
30Anisimova--default-cropAmanda AnisimovaUSA USAYes
31Ons Jabeur - Default CropOns JabeurTUN TUNNo
32Vekic_default-cropDonna VekicCRO CROYes
33Alexandrova--default-cropEkaterina AlexandrovaRUS RUSYeS
34WangQ_default-cropQiang WangCHN CHNNo
35Shuai Zhang - Default CropShuai ZhangCHN CHNYes
36Kuznetsova--default-cropSvetlana KuznetsovaRUS RUSYes
37Strycova_default-cropBarbora StrycovaCZE CZEYes
38Pavlyuchenkova_default-cropAnastasia PavlyuchenkovaRUS RUSYes
39Sloane Stephens - Default CropSloane StephensUSA USAYes
40Magda Linette - Default CropMagda LinettePOL POLYes
41Zheng_default-cropSaisai ZhengCHN CHNYes
42Fiona Ferro - Default CropFiona FerroFRA FRAYes
43Caroline Garcia - Default CropCaroline GarciaFRA FRANo
44Ostapenko_default-cropJelena OstapenkoLAT LATYes
45Danielle Collins - Default CropDanielle CollinsUSA USAYes
46Kudermetova - default-cropVeronika KudermetovaRUS RUSYes
47Gauff - default-cropCori GauffUSA USANo
48Podoroska_cropNadia PodoroskaARG ARGYes
49Mladenovic_default-cropKristina MladenovicFRA FRAYes
50Laura Siegemund - Default CropLaura SiegemundGER GERYes
51Marie Bouzkova - Default CropMarie BouzkovaCZE CZENo
52Polona Hercog - Default CropPolona HercogSLO SLOYes
53Alizé Cornet - Default CropAlizé CornetFRA FRAYes
54Sevastova_default-cropAnastasija SevastovaLAT LATNo
55Rebecca Peterson - Default CropRebecca PetersonSWE SWENo
56Patricia Maria Tig - Default CropPatricia Maria TigROU ROUNo
57Jil Teichmann - Default CropJil TeichmannSUI SUINo
58Shelby Rogers - Default CropShelby RogersUSA USAYes
59Heather Watson - Default CropHeather WatsonGBR GBRYes
60Anna Blinkova - Default CropAnna BlinkovaRUS RUSYes
61Bernarda Pera - Default CropBernarda PeraUSA USAYes
62Jessica Pegula - Default CropJessica PegulaUSA USANo
63Alison Van Uytvanck - Default CropAlison Van UytvanckBEL BELYes
64Siniakova_default-cropKaterina SiniakovaCZE CZEYes
65Sorribes-Tormo_CropSara Sorribes TormoESP ESPNo
66Hsieh--default-cropSu-Wei HsiehTPE TPENo
67Toljanovic_default-cropAjla TomljanovicAUS AUSYes
68Kristyna Pliskova - Default CropKristyna PliskovaCZE CZENo
69Paula Badosa - Default CropPaula BadosaESP ESPYes
70Daria Kasatkina - Default CropDaria KasatkinaRUS RUSYes
71Nao Hibino - Default CropNao HibinoJPN JPNNo
72Arantxa Rus - Default CropArantxa RusNED NEDYes
73Lauren Davis - Default CropLauren DavisUSA USAYes
74Krejcikova--default-cropBarbora KrejcikovaCZE CZEYes
75Camila Giorgi - Default CropCamila GiorgiITA ITANo
76Irina-Camelia Begu - Default CropIrina-Camelia BeguROU ROUYes
77Danka Kovinic - Default CropDanka KovinicMNE MNEYes
78Venus Williams - Default CropVenus WilliamsUSA USANo
79Zarina Diyas - Default CropZarina DiyasKAZ KAZNo
80Christina McHale - Default CropChristina MchaleUSA USAYes
81Madison Brengle - Default CropMadison BrengleUSA USAYes
82Carla Suárez Navarro - Default CropCarla Suárez NavarroESP ESPNo
83Martina TrevisanITA ITAYes
84Kirsten Flipkens - Default CropKirsten FlipkensBEL BELYes
85Misaki Doi - Default CropMisaki DoiJPN JPNNo
86Zidansek_CropTamara ZidansekSLO SLOYes
87Sorana Cirstea - Default CropSorana CirsteaROU ROUYes
88Fernandez_cropLeylah FernandezCAN CANYes
89Taylor Townsend - Default CropTaylor TownsendUSA USANo
90Lin Zhu - Default CropLin ZhuCHN CHNYes
91Bogdan_cropAna BogdanROU ROUYes
92Aliaksandra Sasnovich - Default CropAliaksandra SasnovichBLR BLRYes
93Yafan Wang - Default CropYafan WangCHN CHNYes
94PaoliniJasmine PaoliniITA ITAYes
95Varvara GrachevaRUS RUSNo
96Viktoria Kuzmova - Default CropViktoria KuzmovaSVK SVKYes
97Marta KostyukUKR UKRYes
98Nina Stojanvic - Default CropNina StojanovicSRB SRBYes
99Anastasia Potapova - Default CropAnastasia PotapovaRUS RUSYes
100Ann LiUSA USAYes
Statistics dated November 2020

For an updated ATP or WTA top 100 rankings, check directly on their respective website.

Do Vibration Dampeners Actually Work?

Vibration dampeners are very good at eliminating the “ping” sound made when hitting the ball. They are also for some players their lucky gadgets, and will really make a difference mentally.

Physically speaking, racquets are already built-in with a damping technology, and those small dampeners do not have an effect on the vibrations felt, neither do they have any effect on the prevention of tennis elbow.

If you want to learn more about this subject, I made a detailed article here about the actual benefits of a string dampener. Go check it out!

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *