The Wilson Blade 98 (18x20) is a very popular racquet among the pros. Gael Monfils, Milos Raonic, and Laura Robson all uses this racquet on the tour. This is racquet feels very stable and the dense pattern provides superior control in all areas of the court. The pros using this racquet really tells a lot about the versatility of the Wilson Blade 98. Gael Monfils is a great clay court player and is able to produce some heavy top spin and lots of pace from the baseline. Milos Raonic likes to approach the net and plays very well on hard courts. Laura Robson is more of an all round player with no apparent weaknesses. This racquet is well suited for players at the 4.0 NTRP level and above, and must be considered for anyone seeking the extra control that comes with a 18x20 string pattern.
Wilson tennis racquets are using two new technologies that players will not find on any other racquet brand. The BLX technology is based on gold fibers implemented into the frame to lessen the unwanted vibrations. In the handle players are benefiting from enhanced foam that is stabilized using graphite and basalt planks. This is Amplifeel technology and players will find the grip extremely comfortable.