Wilson re-signs Grigor Dimitrov to its elite advisory staff and launches the new Pro Staff 97S

published: Aug, 17, 2015

by: Nima Naderi

New Racket Collaboratively Designed with Dimitrov to Offer Classic, Pure Pro Staff Feel and Unparalleled Precision + Spin for Attacking-Style Players

CHICAGO, August 17, 2015 – Wilson Sporting Goods Co., announced today it has re-signed Grigor Dimitrov, one of the youngest ATP World Tour players currently in the Top 20 world rankings, to its Wilson Advisory Staff. Wilson Labs, the innovation hub of Wilson, and Dimitrov worked collaboratively over the past two years on a new Pro Staff racket designed to enhance the performance of his aggressive, attacking-style of play. The result of this work is the Pro Staff 97S, which will debut at tennis retailers worldwide in October.

“We have enjoyed a long relationship with Grigor and are very pleased he will continue to be a part of our prolific Advisory Staff,” said Hans-Martin Reh, General Manager of Wilson Racquet Sports.  “Grigor has extreme natural talent, and we worked with him to develop a racket that would enhance that talent on court, while matching his dedication, work ethic and ambition.  We believe the Pro Staff 97S offers the best combination of precision and spin – lethal attributes for an attacking player.”

“Wilson really listened to me as we developed this racket.  The team studied how I play and talked with me about what I need from my racket,” said Dimitrov.  “I appreciate the commitment the Wilson team had to making the racket perfect, precise to my needs, and my style.  This is what makes them a great partner.  I couldn’t be prouder of this racket and to continue my relationship with the brand.”

Dimitrov climbed as high as eighth in the world rankings shortly after reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon in 2014.  As the most successful male tennis player to come out of Bulgaria, Dimitrov has claimed four titles in his young career.

Dimitrov debuted his new Pro Staff 97S at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. on August 3.

Nima Naderi


Founder and Creative Director of TennisConnected.com. He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the ATPWorldTour.com, TennisCanada.com, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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