In sports, to be the best, it helps to have the best equipment to play with. Thanks to advancements in performance technology, modern-day tennis player has the liberty to choose the most advanced racket that will compliment his style of play on the court. While many tennis rackets may seem similar at first glance, each one is designed to cater to a different gameplan,  whether that's speed, precision, or spin.

As the 2012 US Open enters Day 4 of competition, some of the top-ranked men's tennis players, guys like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, have had early success, and some of that success can certainly be attributed to their top-of-the-line rackets. The following is a list of some of the world's best tennis players and their weaponry for the US Open. The collection features some of the premier brands in tennis, including Wilson, Head, and Babolat, and is meant to serve as a guide to help you gear up and attack the net with the racket used by your favorite tennis star.

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Racket: Head YouTek IG Radical Pro

Athlete: Andy Murray

Buy: For $190 at Head

Racket: Wilson Six.One 95

Athlete: Mardy Fish

Buy: For $149 at Tennis Warehouse

Racket: Wilson K Factor Six.One 95

Athlete: Juan Martin Del Potro

Buy: For $129 at Tennis Express

Racket: Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT

Athlete: Andy Roddick

Buy: For $159 at Holabird Sports

Racket: Head YouTek IG Speed

Athlete: Novak Djokovic

Buy: $200 at Tennis Warehouse

Racket: Prince EXO3 Warrior 100

Athlete: John Isner

Buy: $189 at Sports Authority

Racket: Babolat AeroPro Drive + GT

Athlete: Jo Wilfried Tsonga

Buy: For $189 at Tennis Experts

Racket: Wilson Pro Staff Six.One 90

Athlete: Roger Federer

Buy: For $199 at Buy.com

Racket: Head Extreme Pro 2.0

Athlete: Richard Gasquet

Buy: For $170 at Tennis Warehouse

Racket: Prince EXO3 Tour 100

Athlete: David Ferrer

Buy: For $189 at Tennis Warehouse