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RoarT
05-31-2006, 05:55 PM
Please post the different pros' forhandgrips.

BaseLineBash
05-31-2006, 06:08 PM
Ok. Andre Agassi-in between eastern and semi-western

tnig469
05-31-2006, 09:06 PM
Federer - Semi-Western (mostly)
Nadal - Full Western
Roddick - Semi-Western

most use Semi-Western......most clay courters use full western

RoarT
06-01-2006, 07:45 AM
thank you!

wings56
06-01-2006, 08:43 AM
Federer - Semi-Western (mostly)
Nadal - Full Western
Roddick - Semi-Western

most use Semi-Western......most clay courters use full western
correction, Roddick - Full Western

Ripper
06-01-2006, 08:44 AM
Ok. Andre Agassi-in between eastern and semi-western

Federer - Semi-Western (mostly)
Nadal - Full Western
Roddick - Semi-Western

most use Semi-Western......most clay courters use full western

thank you!

Oh, don't be so quick to thank them. There's controversy all the time here about this subject. Most pros will switch a bit between grips, depending on what they're doing. However, they all have a main grip. The problem with this is that, you can't base your assumption on an image or a short internet video, because you don't know what was going on there. The only way to know for sure is for someone with a very good eye to, very closely, watch them in a match. For example, there are pictures of Federer using what looks like a full eastern and there are pictures of Roddick using what looks like a full western. Some may argue that both of them use a semi-western as their main grips. However, I think (but could be wrong) that both of them use "in between" grips as their main grips; Federer is in between eastern and semi-western, while Roddick is in between semi-western and western.

Edit: On the other hand, there are some pros with which there seems to be no doubt. Nadal, for example, uses a full western, no doubt about that.

Ripper
06-02-2006, 09:20 AM
correction, Roddick - Full Western

See what I mean?

BERDI4
06-02-2006, 12:41 PM
Federer - Semi-Western (mostly)
Nadal - Full Western
Roddick - Semi-Western
most use Semi-Western......most clay courters use full western
correction: nadal extreme western

LowProfile
06-02-2006, 12:47 PM
Nadal, Moya, Massu, Ferrer, Gaudio, Robredo, and Andreev all use western grips. Ferrer's is slightly closer to semi-western than the others, who all use full western.

Ferrero uses a more semi-western grip. Blake's grip is between eastern and semi-western (very close to eastern). Henman uses eastern.

Mr.Groundstroke
06-02-2006, 12:55 PM
Nadal, Moya, Massu, Ferrer, Gaudio, Robredo, and Andreev all use western grips. Ferrer's is slightly closer to semi-western than the others, who all use full western.

Ferrero uses a more semi-western grip. Blake's grip is between eastern and semi-western (very close to eastern). Henman uses eastern.
Agree, but Nadal's grip is even more than western.. more towards hawaiian sometimes!

LowProfile
06-02-2006, 01:30 PM
The Hawaiian grip is Alberto Berasategui's alone.

But Nadal's is somewhat between Hawaiian and the Western of most clay courters.

RoarT
06-10-2006, 05:35 PM
How is the Hawaiian grip?

LowProfile
06-10-2006, 07:11 PM
The Hawaiian grip is like a continental grip flipped upside down.

http://tennis.about.com/od/forehandbackhand/ss/fhgripclosewt_5.htm

Utterly ridiculous.

tnig469
06-10-2006, 11:29 PM
nadal is EXTREME western...but i wasnt goin to go that specfic...sorry....and yes hawaiian grip is ridiculous....i mean if u want to break something go ahead