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BERDI4
04-02-2005, 12:05 PM
I've read that most pros use 4 3/8 or smaller. Is there anyone who uses bigger than 4 3/8? The only case I know is Sampras who used 4 5/8.

BERDI4
04-02-2005, 12:06 PM
The other one I know is Roddick who plays 4 1/2

fedex27
04-02-2005, 12:27 PM
safin-4 1/2
nadal-4 1/4

tt2003
04-03-2005, 12:32 AM
Nadal should have a big palm, 4 1/4???

donnyz89
04-03-2005, 12:07 PM
watching the match... it does look small

hummer23
04-03-2005, 12:17 PM
its small fo rmore spin and easier wrist span. when the grip is smaller, your hand closes over it more and your elbow and wrist can really snap at it more. a lot of clay courters use small grips for that reaeson. also helps for power and spin on the serve.

BigboyDan
04-03-2005, 02:27 PM
McEnroe: 4-5/8; he stated as such in a magazine article.

hummer23
04-03-2005, 02:50 PM
im curious, waht did chang use?

BigboyDan
04-03-2005, 03:27 PM
Second question:

http://www.usta.com/lessonsandtips/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=46457&itype=919&icategoryid=169

BERDI4
04-04-2005, 08:20 AM
So, generally speaking, pros who play with eastern (McEnroe, Sampras) or hit flatter use bigger grips, and western players (Federer, Nadal) use smaller.

BreakPoint
04-05-2005, 10:22 PM
I still can't believe these pros use such small grips. I mean most of these guys are pretty big. Roddick is a big guy and I would've thought he should be using something even bigger than 4 5/8. Federer should be using at least a 4 1/2, if not a 4 5/8. Am I missing something here? I don't have big hands and even I use a 4 1/2 plus an overgrip.

tennisadict
04-05-2005, 11:04 PM
true about pro using 4 3/8 , it`s hard to hit with smaller grip