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julian
12-28-2009, 07:38 AM
http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/instruction.aspx?articleid=391&zoneid=12

PS There is a chance it was discussed before.

You may compare with Nadal
http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/instruction.aspx?articleid=398&zoneid=12

and Nabaldian
http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/instruction.aspx?articleid=383&zoneid=12

darthpwner
12-28-2009, 07:40 AM
Ive read that Novak uses continental grips on BOTH of his hands. Is that true?

5263
12-28-2009, 04:10 PM
Ive read that Novak uses continental grips on BOTH of his hands. Is that true?

Does not appear to be on the pics Julian provided in that link.

autumn_leaf
12-28-2009, 04:18 PM
Ive read that Novak uses continental grips on BOTH of his hands. Is that true?

looks like an eastern, close to a semiwestern for his left hand given the pic provided by the link (found after #4, second picture).

Spinz
12-28-2009, 04:30 PM
This article is awesome. One of the best one of these I've seen in a long time, but these two coaches know their stuff so I'm not surprised.

I love the cue of looking over the dominant shoulder - does so many things in the preparation phase. Also the belly button facing the net. I used to have a coach who said "belly button to target" and it really helps with hitting this shot.

Davis937
12-28-2009, 09:19 PM
... I believe Novak uses a Continental grip for his dominant hand ... a semi-western for his off hand ... pretty awesome stroke, his 2HBH ... now, if he could only play more consistently with his FH!