The Pro Staff RF97 Autograph is definitely no ordinary racquet. For starters it deploys crucial elements of Wilson’s legendary Pro Staff formula, including a graphite/Kevlar layup as well as a headlight balance and Perimeter Weight System. Taken together these features create a truly classic feel with world class precision. Even more impressive, however, is the champion who helped design it. This champion is Roger Federer and the RF97 was specially engineered for him. You will also find Roger’s “go to” hybrid, tension and overgrip listed on the inside of the shaft. Unlike the Original 6.0 used by the young Fed, this re-invented Pro Staff has a wider, more rounded beam that better suits the power of the modern game. At 12.6 ounces strung, it should come as no surprise that this racquet does not get pushed around. With its tour level stability and huge plow-through, the RF97 is the ultimate racquet for trading heavy balls. Thanks to the headlight balance, this racquet whips nicely through contact on full swings, a fact that will definitely allow strong players to crank up the head speed when driving the ball through the court. At net the RF97 feels super solid. Even when the player is stretched out, this racquet redirects pace with the utmost ease. On serves, Federer’s Pro Staff supplies all the control needed to tease the lines. Those who can swing it fast will be rewarded with plenty of very weak replies. Ultimately, as the most modern and updated version of Wilson’s iconic Pro Staff line, this is a must have for serious players. The fact that it was designed with the help of a true legend makes this racquet a genuine collectible.