View Full Version : Berdych Forehand?

10-15-2007, 07:14 PM
Anyone have some videos of Tomas Berdych's forehand?

Great shot to emulate fore hardcourt play. Ranks right up there with Gonzales/ Blake's fh if not better.


Mahboob Khan
10-15-2007, 07:24 PM
If you want to copy a forehand, make sure that you select a similar grip forehand as yours. If you are using Eastern FH grip, watching and applying the characteristics of Western forehand, will spell disaster.

10-15-2007, 07:54 PM
I use a SW but sometimes it borders the Eastern Bevel (is this called the extreme eastern?).

10-15-2007, 10:00 PM
Just wondering, what grip does berdych use?

10-15-2007, 10:18 PM
you can see videos of berdych fh, bh, serve etc on procomparetennis.net.

10-15-2007, 10:23 PM
only useful if you are 6'6+

10-16-2007, 04:43 PM
^ Really? Why is that?

10-16-2007, 05:16 PM
^ Really? Why is that?

He only has a slight knee bend to hit balls, since he's so tall. He can generate alot of power without having to drive too much with his legs due to his long arms that creates alot of leverage. Although his strokes are pretty simple to learn, it would be tough to learn his style of play because he likes to take balls on the rise (easier for a tall guy to do).

10-16-2007, 10:13 PM
^ Really? Why is that?

basically if he hits at hip height (lets say his hip is 44" since he is 77" (6'5)) that means he hits all balls hip and above from above the height of the net, he can hit flatter then most guys out there coz of his height.

If you are 5'10 you need to get the ball from below the height of the net up and over...different swing path

10-17-2007, 04:32 PM
Yeah, I was gonna say that you should account for his height and the fact that he can practically hit down on anything around his waist and up, but people already covered it.

10-23-2009, 03:05 AM
type grip is sort of between eastern and semiwestern ????

10-23-2009, 03:46 AM
Just wondering, what grip does berdych use?

semi western as always.