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snakeeyes
06-14-2004, 02:30 PM
Which pros on tour use western grips?

Swan Song
06-14-2004, 02:33 PM
Old pros:
Jim Courier(the father of?)
Alberto Berasategui

Current:
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Roger Federer
Andy Roddick
...and couple others

snakeeyes
06-14-2004, 02:38 PM
you sure about Federer? seems to me like more of a semi-western grip...a bit more eastern than western actually....

gmlasam
06-14-2004, 04:40 PM
Which pros on tour use western grips?A better question would be which pros currentlly on tour does not use "western grip"? Seems like most use it.

PureCarlosMoyaDrive
06-14-2004, 07:03 PM
I'll just start naming off a bunch. But to get things straight, NOT FEDERER! His average forehand grip (and I say that because he uses all of them if you watch) is more semi than anything else.

Gonzalez
Ferrero
Roddick
Moya (basically)
Chela
CORIA
Safin (almost)
Kuerten
Hewitt (pretty sure)
Massu
Lopez
Nadal

ETC.

tennisnoob
06-14-2004, 07:18 PM
Fedex is using Semi - Western mostly but does look like he hits sometimes with eastern to flatten out the shots more, especially when he gets a short ball. Otherwise he's constantly whipping his forehand with plenty of top spin with semi - western grip.

Anonymous
06-15-2004, 03:33 AM
The pros change their grips for the surface they play on. You will see lots of eastern and semi-western at wimbledon, lots of western at Roland Garros, and semi-western and western at the US open and Australian Open.

Drizzt
06-16-2004, 08:35 PM
The only ones im for sure of are Roddick and Hewitt.

tennisnoob
06-16-2004, 08:39 PM
Roddick is using more extreme western...i think.

Hewittfan22
06-18-2004, 10:16 PM
i use extreme western and i can pretty much tell by their take back and their swing follow through, im pretty sure federer is using semi western, and Im pretty sure roddick uses full western, and Hewitt , seems like hes using western but when i was at the open 2 years ago and asked jason stoltenberg, he said that hewitt is using semi, so i dont know,.and safin is defintely not western, more like semi

Rickson
06-21-2004, 10:45 PM
Moya likes the closed face. Moya's a western.

ht4444____
11-30-2007, 02:07 PM
Old pros:
Jim Courier(the father of?)
Alberto Berasategui

Current:
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Roger Federer
Andy Roddick
...and couple others

i though he used a semi-western....

ufgatorkid
11-30-2007, 02:28 PM
lol, nearly all of them?

0range
11-30-2007, 02:48 PM
Which pros on tour use western grips?

Juan Carlos Ferrero.. for sure.

Jonnyf
11-30-2007, 03:11 PM
Roddick uses an extreme Semi-western, Watch his interview with Jonathan Ross on youtube, JRoss had a cheapy racket and asked Roddick what fh grip he used and it was certainly an extreme Semi-western.

RoarTT
11-30-2007, 03:58 PM
Ferrero, Nalbandian, coria, hewitt ++ uses moderate semi-western. Roddick and Robredo uses extreme semi-western. Nadal and Grosjean is at a half-western (closest to western grip on tour). John Yandell terminology...

psp2
11-30-2007, 04:54 PM
The pros change their grips for the surface they play on. You will see lots of eastern and semi-western at wimbledon, lots of western at Roland Garros, and semi-western and western at the US open and Australian Open.

I disagree with this. Can you site specific player(s) that would change his/her grip entirely from one surface to another? I doubt that you can.

Jonnyf
11-30-2007, 04:59 PM
I disagree with this. Can you site specific player(s) that would change his/her grip entirely from one surface to another? I doubt that you can.

They don't, It's an absurd comment imo, A change in grip completely changes the swingpath.

Tempest344
11-30-2007, 05:15 PM
I'll just start naming off a bunch. But to get things straight, NOT FEDERER! His average forehand grip (and I say that because he uses all of them if you watch) is more semi than anything else.

Gonzalez
Ferrero
Roddick
Moya (basically)
Chela
CORIA
Safin (almost)
Kuerten
Hewitt (pretty sure)
Massu
Lopez
Nadal

ETC.


Hewitt is like Safin he Almost has a Western grip
but not quite
but i would agree with everyone on that list
also
Robredo
Gaudio
any south american or spaniard basically


and whoever Said Fed uses one....no way....it fairly obvious

The pros change their grips for the surface they play on. You will see lots of eastern and semi-western at wimbledon, lots of western at Roland Garros, and semi-western and western at the US open and Australian Open.

this is a stupid comment as previously mentioned
it is very hard to change your forehand grip because your muscle memory is so used to hitting the ball in a certain way....no way that would Ever happen
lol Imagine seeing Tim Henman playing with a western and Roland Garros then deciding to "switch back to an Eastern at WImbledon a couple of weeks later
stupid

firstservethenvolley
11-30-2007, 09:43 PM
Igor Andreev

dunlopfan
12-01-2007, 07:45 PM
Let's not forget about some of the women who use western grips...Nicole Vaidisova, Amelie Mauresmo, Francesca Schiavone, and Nadia Petrova.

Babb
12-15-2007, 02:10 PM
Ha. I've never heard of pros changing grips on different surfaces... that's like relearning how to hit the ball!

babolatking
12-16-2007, 05:46 PM
The most obvious is Rafa,
Roddick
Moya
Ferrero
Davy???

RoarTT
12-16-2007, 06:15 PM
well, actually, non of them uses full western. :P

yourmom08
12-17-2007, 05:24 PM
your mom uses a full western grip
(yourmom08 uses a full western grip also :))

i think the vast majority of players use western grips, pros that don't are in the minority if you ask me

off topic i know, but anybody use a hawaiian grip? i think i have only ever seen it used by women for some reason

Serve n' Volley
12-17-2007, 05:55 PM
^^^ What the hell is a hawaiian grip?!?!?!?!?!?!?

racquet_jedi
12-17-2007, 08:54 PM
I'm pretty sure the Hawaiian is a continental hit like a western...

RoarTT
12-18-2007, 03:23 PM
I'm pretty sure the Hawaiian is a continental hit like a western...

That is correct. a continental turned 180 degrees around. Totally insane.

OrangeOne
12-18-2007, 03:45 PM
The pros change their grips for the surface they play on. You will see lots of eastern and semi-western at wimbledon, lots of western at Roland Garros, and semi-western and western at the US open and Australian Open.

This is patently incorrect, either you were going for humour and didn't quite make it, or you really don't understand pro tennis...