Any pros use eastern grip?

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  1. pow

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    A lot of pros use semi-western forehand grip I was wondering if any use a eastern forehand grip.
     
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  2. galain

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    Sanguinetti maybe?
     
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  3. J-man

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    Ivanovic grip is pretty close to eastern
     
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  4. BounceHitBounceHit

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    I think many pros SLIGHTLY vary their grips depending upon the shot they want to hit. Sampras used something pretty close to an Eastern for many shots.
     
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  5. The Gorilla

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    sampras and srichipan.
     
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  6. tennis_hand

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    Tim Henman
     
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  7. aramis

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    Maybe Hrbaty and Stepanek.
     
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  8. a guy

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    Henman, sampras, federers is close
     
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  9. Cobra Tennis

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    touring pro's know how to use all the grips, varying them on different situations. eastern, western, semi western, continental, extreme eastern..maybe not hawaiian
     
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  10. Andres

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    Hrbaty yeah. Stepanek, not so sure. Can't really remember
     
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  11. herosol

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    i once read that federer uses a semi-western/semi-eastern

    which is like a centimeter between those two?
    but yea.
     
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  12. sharapovafreak

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    Davenport and i believe Clijsters uses an eastern grip
     
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  13. Fedexeon

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    Federer uses it when he wants to flatten the ball.
     
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  14. tennis_hand

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    clijsters is not an eastern at all. Davenport, yes, but she retired.
     
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  15. crazylevity

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    Shriekapova does use an Eastern. After watching Santangelo, pretty sure she uses that as well. Her strokes were flatter than pizzas.
     
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