Fernando Verdasco and Fernando Gonzalez Grip

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  1. atptennis123

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    What forehand grips do Fernando Verdasco and Fernando Gonzalez use?
     
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  2. Big Fed

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    Fernando uses moderate semi western. People said Verdasco had the grip as Nadal which would be half western but dont quote me on dat dawg.
     
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  3. atptennis123

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    So youre saying that he uses the grip David Nalbandian, Guillermo Coria, Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Carlos Ferrero, and Gustavo Kuerten use? (4/ 3 1/2).

    Also, does Fernando Gonzalez use the same grip?
     
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  4. Bogie

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    verdasco uses a dead on semi-western grip, not leaning to eaither side. nadal uses a full western.


    yes, berdasco is using the same grip as nalbandian and coria. hewitt, ferrero, and kuerten on the other hand use an inbetween grip, between semi-western and western, ala roddick.

    gonzalez uses a dead on semi-western grip just as verdasco. you can quote me on all of this.
     
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  5. atptennis123

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    So the 4/ 3 1/2 grip is what you mean by a dead on semi western?

    Is this Marat Safin's Forehand Grip as well?
     
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  6. Andres

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    Ah, you're asking for grip size, while they're answering about forehand grips :p
     
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  7. atptennis123

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    4/ 3 and 1/2 Forehand grip *Base Knuckle on Bevel 4 and Heel Pad on Bevel 3 1/2


    Does Marat Safin use the same grip as David Nalbandian, Guillermo Coria, Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Fernando Gonzalez, and Fernando Verdasco? (moderate semi-western)?

    Also, what's the difference between a half western and full western forehand grip?
     
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  8. Bogie

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    yes, safin uses the same dead on semi-western grip as nalbandian, coria, gonzalez, and verdasco, but hewitt and ferrero use grips in between semi-western and western grips. just move the base knuckles of your thumb in between the western and semi-western designated bevels and that would be the in between grip that ferrero, ferrer, acasuso, almagro, hewitt, roddick, kuerten, robredo, tursunov, soderling, wawrinka, clement, moya, gaudio, volandri,and countless other pros use.
     
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  9. TalkingTennis91

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    Is there a diagram anywhere that numbers all of the bevels? Thanks!
     
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    actually, the real question is... what is the difference between a half western and semi western?
     
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  12. skuludo

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    I think Safin's grip is the same as Agassi's. In between semi-western and eastern.
     
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  13. atptennis123

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    I think Nadal uses a half western and Grosjean uses a full western. What's the difference though?
    Anyone?
     
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