Best forehands on tour and their grips

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  1. ktncnttl

    ktncnttl Rookie

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    Is western the most prevalent forehand grip among male pros, especially those known for their forehands? For example Moya, Roddick, Ferrero, Gonzales etc. Do they all use the western grip?
     
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  2. Jon Hampton

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    Don't quote me on this. Maybe someone more knowledgable that I has the definite answer to your question.

    As far as I know, Moya, Ferrero, and Gonzales use western. So does Nadal.

    From what I understand, Roddick uses a semi-western forehand.
     
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  3. Rodzilla

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    I think the majority of players use a western forehand grip. Most claycourters, who I guess from the guys you mentioned have the best forehands, use a western grip such as Nadal and Moya, and some more extreme than others.

    I believe Roddick uses a strong semi-western. Federer has an awesome forehand as well, and I believe his grip is eastern - semi-western.
     
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  4. spinbalz

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    Grosjean has a killer forehand, and it looks like his forehand is very unique and special in its form/execution. Can someone give us a detailed description of Grosjean's forehand?
     
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  5. finchy

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    Federer usually uses a strong eastern grip. moya uses a strong semi-western grip. nadal uses an extreme full western grip. (not that his is any spectacular though)

    spinbalz, Grosjean's forehand was completely analyzed in an older issue of Tennis Magazine.
     
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  6. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Semi-Pro

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    I suggest posting your request in the 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' section. Guys like Mahboob Khan and Bungalo Bill, just to name two, know their stuff and would probably give you a very detailed breakdown of Grosjean's forehand if given a reason.
     
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  7. Rodzilla

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    Moya's was analyzed in an older issue of Tennis Magazine also, and they stated it was a western grip not strong semi-western.
     
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  8. finchy

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    lmao, it is a VERY light western grip. it doesnt look all the way under the handle so i consider it a strong semi western grip.
     
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  9. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Semi-Pro

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    Actually, looking over it more thoroughly, his grip looks some what like Roddick's, who I believe uses a light western, strong semi-western. Again, like Jon Hampton, don't quote me on this.
     
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  10. splink779

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    Dont kid yourself, Moya is full western.
     
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  11. DoubleHanded&LovinIt

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    Ferrero has a strong semi-western that's weaker than Roddick's. Agassi uses a moderate semi-western. Gonzo uses a traditional semi-western. Federer uses a hybrid between eastern and semi-western, but closer to eastern.
     
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  12. joesixtoe

    joesixtoe Rookie

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    roddick uses a western, agassi uses a hammer grip, thats between semi and eastern, federer he seems like he mixes his up, remember he goes across his body so its just diff,
     
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