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pow
06-03-2007, 04:47 AM
A lot of pros use semi-western forehand grip I was wondering if any use a eastern forehand grip.

galain
06-03-2007, 05:07 AM
Sanguinetti maybe?

J-man
06-03-2007, 06:33 AM
Ivanovic grip is pretty close to eastern

BounceHitBounceHit
06-03-2007, 06:47 AM
I think many pros SLIGHTLY vary their grips depending upon the shot they want to hit. Sampras used something pretty close to an Eastern for many shots.

The Gorilla
06-03-2007, 07:39 AM
sampras and srichipan.

tennis_hand
06-03-2007, 08:49 AM
Tim Henman

aramis
06-03-2007, 09:41 AM
Maybe Hrbaty and Stepanek.

a guy
06-03-2007, 10:13 AM
Henman, sampras, federers is close

Cobra Tennis
06-03-2007, 10:15 AM
touring pro's know how to use all the grips, varying them on different situations. eastern, western, semi western, continental, extreme eastern..maybe not hawaiian

Andres
06-03-2007, 11:55 AM
Maybe Hrbaty and Stepanek.
Hrbaty yeah. Stepanek, not so sure. Can't really remember

herosol
06-03-2007, 12:37 PM
i once read that federer uses a semi-western/semi-eastern

which is like a centimeter between those two?
but yea.

sharapovafreak
06-03-2007, 11:41 PM
Davenport and i believe Clijsters uses an eastern grip

Fedexeon
06-03-2007, 11:44 PM
Federer uses it when he wants to flatten the ball.

tennis_hand
06-03-2007, 11:51 PM
Davenport and i believe Clijsters uses an eastern grip

clijsters is not an eastern at all. Davenport, yes, but she retired.

crazylevity
06-04-2007, 09:43 AM
Shriekapova does use an Eastern. After watching Santangelo, pretty sure she uses that as well. Her strokes were flatter than pizzas.