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counter_puncher
02-10-2009, 06:58 PM
Who do you think in tennis has the best western forehand?
(ok excluding rafa)

Recon
02-10-2009, 07:21 PM
?? Maybe the world #1.

strahan918
02-10-2009, 07:41 PM
Uh, Nadal does not use a western grip. Haha, there's going to be people on my tail for saying that, but I'm pretty sure I'm right because if you look at pictures from gettyimages his index finger is on the standard semiwestern grip area while his palm rests on what John Yandell would call the 3 bevel, although his palm is also somewhat close to 3.5 also because his grips so small and his palms so big. I'd classify that as semiwestern. It looks western because he cocks his wrist so much.

Anyways, best western forehand, Djokovic.

wihamilton
02-11-2009, 05:25 AM
Uh, Nadal does not use a western grip. Haha, there's going to be people on my tail for saying that, but I'm pretty sure I'm right because if you look at pictures from gettyimages his index finger is on the standard semiwestern grip area while his palm rests on what John Yandell would call the 3 bevel, although his palm is also somewhat close to 3.5 also because his grips so small and his palms so big. I'd classify that as semiwestern. It looks western because he cocks his wrist so much.

Anyways, best western forehand, Djokovic.

Nadal's hand is basically under the handle. His index knuckle and heel pad are both around bevel 4.5. Definitely a western, although perhaps not a "pure" western (bevel 5).

Raid
02-11-2009, 05:50 AM
Nadal's hand is basically under the handle. His index knuckle and heel pad are both around bevel 4.5. Definitely a western, although perhaps not a "pure" western (bevel 5).

Exactly. You can see his grip on his first instructional dvd.

LeeD
02-11-2009, 06:37 AM
The shortest guy with the most energy to burn. :shock:

Ambivalent
02-11-2009, 06:38 AM
Djokovic then

Djokovicfan4life
02-11-2009, 07:57 AM
Djokovic, not that I'm biased or anything.

Honorable mentions:

Igor Andreev

Kei Nishikori

Guillermo Canas

Women's side:

Sania Mirza

Gisela Dulko

user92626
02-11-2009, 01:59 PM
Tsonga. He has such a punishing FH when the ball is a little high and short inside the baseline.

oneguy21
02-11-2009, 03:37 PM
Verdasco is one.

SmAsH999
02-11-2009, 03:41 PM
verdasco uses a western? cool!

nadal for number1
02-11-2009, 04:21 PM
sebastien grosjean comes to mind. the guy had a crazy super fast western forehand

Hot Sauce
02-11-2009, 04:26 PM
http://www.whatphuket.com/images/best-western-phuket-ocean-resort-phuket-hotel-logo.jpg

oneguy21
02-11-2009, 05:16 PM
sebastien grosjean comes to mind. the guy had a crazy super fast western forehand

Oh man..Grosjean had an uber powerful forehand. I honestly don't know how it would compare to Verdasco's or Gonzalez's but I wouldn't be surprised if Grosejean's was more powerful.


I remember seeing a Davis cup match where he played Kafelnikov and he just hit forehand winner after forehand winner...it was ridiculous.

orangettecoleman
02-11-2009, 09:22 PM
Kohlschreiber has a huge forehand.

SmAsH999
02-12-2009, 12:35 PM
Kohlschreiber has a huge forehand.

why look at his forehand? cough*backhand*cough

oneguy21
02-12-2009, 01:14 PM
Kohlschreiber has a huge forehand.

I love watching Kohlschreiber..I honestly like his backhand better than Gasquet.