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W1L50N=B3A5T
05-01-2010, 02:28 PM
I am requesting a picture of Roger Federer holding his racquet. What i am looking for is how much space is between his palm and fingers when holding his racquet.

We know 4 3/8 (L3) is a very small grip, especially for a tall man like RF. For Rafael Nadal, 4 1/4 (L2) his fingers touch his palm when he is gripping the handle.

I am requesting this because I have spent quite a bit of time searching for it, and have come up with nothing. Most pictures show his grip, but the angle is not high enough to see the space between.

SuperDuy
05-01-2010, 02:39 PM
Check out drakulies thread.

Kick Serve 14
05-01-2010, 03:07 PM
I'm pretty sure that it has been established that he uses an eastern grip...

Bhagi Katbamna
05-01-2010, 05:05 PM
Go to fuzzyyellowballs.com, they have a nice analysis of Fed's forehand.

samster
05-01-2010, 07:35 PM
Here is a good one on his backhand grip:

http://i39.tinypic.com/1zqacdy.jpg

samster
05-01-2010, 07:38 PM
Here is one on his serve:

http://i44.tinypic.com/9bc5cl.jpg

samster
05-01-2010, 07:39 PM
His third and fourth digits are almost touching his palm.

http://i42.tinypic.com/4tx8jk.jpg

drakulie
05-01-2010, 07:54 PM
Here you go:

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=321204

a breakdown of Fed's grip.

paulorenzo
05-01-2010, 10:24 PM
His third and fourth digits are almost touching his palm.

http://i42.tinypic.com/4tx8jk.jpg

great shoes.

W1L50N=B3A5T
05-02-2010, 07:05 AM
Here is a good one on his backhand grip:

http://i39.tinypic.com/1zqacdy.jpg

Wow Awsome picture thankyou, thats exactly what i was looking for!

I'm pretty sure that it has been established that he uses an eastern grip...

I wasnt looking for the type of grip he uses, if u read my origional post I was looking whether or not Federer has fallen into this 'trend' of smaller grip sizes. Thanks for the response anyways.

tennisfreak12
08-31-2010, 06:38 PM
Wow I never knew that pros use such small grip sizes. So, since Roger is 6' 1", that means that the average male, about 5' 10", should be using a 4 1/4 grip size or so to be equal to his grip size and hand size, right?

Outlined
08-31-2010, 07:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXcsblS3Jl4

drakulie
08-31-2010, 07:25 PM
^^^Incorrect conclusion.

Hidious
08-31-2010, 07:37 PM
^^^Incorrect conclusion.

^^^ Not really feeling like reading your thread, what was the conclusion?

tennisfreak12
08-31-2010, 07:49 PM
I said since Roger is a big guy, 6' 1", and he is using a 4 3/8 grip, I said that is like the same thing as an average guy, about 5' 10", using a 4 1/4 grip. Could you expand on why you think thats incorrect, drakulie?

drakulie
08-31-2010, 08:15 PM
^^an eastern forehand is defined as a 3/3 grip. Meaning, the base knuckle of the index finger has to be on bevel 3, and the heel of the hand has to be on bevel 3.

Many times, fed's heel is not on bevel 3. Rather it is overlapping bevel 3 and 4. In addition, the base of his knuckle also slides over to bevel 4.

That is not an eastern FH. It is an abbreviated fh (part eastern, part semi western).

Tennisguy777
09-01-2010, 04:17 AM
^^an eastern forehand is defined as a 3/3 grip. Meaning, the base knuckle of the index finger has to be on bevel 3, and the heel of the hand has to be on bevel 3.

Many times, fed's heel is not on bevel 3. Rather it is overlapping bevel 3 and 4. In addition, the base of his knuckle also slides over to bevel 4.

That is not an eastern FH. It is an abbreviated fh (part eastern, part semi western).

So that's what my forehand is called. :shock:

zorg
09-03-2010, 01:09 AM
Is it just me, or does that look smaller than a 4 3/8. A few years ago there was a thread that had Federer's real racket and its specs, and the poster said the grip felt like it was between 4 1/4 and 4 3/8 + and overgrip. And recently, I have noticed that the bevels on his grip are extremely pronounced. This leads me to believe that he plays with a thinner than normal leather grip. Does anyone else see what I see, or am I crazy?