FYB solves mystery of Federer's forehand grip

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  1. iamke55

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    ahhah, so he copied my forehand.
     
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    No wonder that shot sucks now.
     
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    I can't believe it. :evil:
    How does he get so much topspin then?
     
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    I think they overlooked this, if you save these pictures and zoom in on the grip, it looks like what tennis.com was talking about.
     
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    Racquet-head speed.
     
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  8. rubberduckies

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    Because topspin is not determined by how you grip the racquet.

    Enough with the 'extreme eastern' nonsense. Just accept that he uses an eastern grip.
     
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    FYB is a great site, but they are a little late in this debate. Many here have already provided video and photo evidence that Fed uses an abbreviated Eastern Grip and/or Full Eastern ala , Drakulie. :)

    So, it would be unfair to give them "credit" for solving this "mystery".
     
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    Would be interesting to compare over the years if he shifted.

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  11. sh@de

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    And I'd like to see something about Nadal's grip. I always thought it was full western until recently when I saw a pic where it actually looked semi western...
     
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  12. I could have told you this years ago.
    He gets a lot of spin from his racquet-speed and using his wrist
     
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  13. Yes,Rafa has a semi-western grip.
     
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    The general consensus seemed to be that his grip was halfway between an eastern and a semi-western, or that he used a mild semi-western grip. So this debunks that myth, and is thus worth making a thread for.
     
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    From what I've been told (and read) Roger uses a "fixed" eastern grip. It's atype of semi western grip, but an SW grip that is closer to an eastern grip, than a western. That should explain the top spin he generates.

    This somehwat sums up what I was trying to convey.

    This proves the "fixed" eastern theory. Cuz the vid says his palm is on the 3rd bevel (eastern grip), while the instruction has it on the 4th.
     
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    Nadal is close enough to call it a western grip. He's farther than Roddick and Robredo, but not at Mathieu or Djokovic.
     
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  17. sh@de

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    SEE??? I'm confused. Is Nadal using Western or semi western? Can someone with actual proof clarify please?
     
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  18. RalphNYC

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    Did Sampras use the eastern FH grip too?
     
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    Yes (ten chars).
     
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    what is the obsession with knowing the pros grips?! Eastern, semi-western, western, continental or whatever, it's not like anyone here is gonna succesfully copy it or something. Just hold the racquet in the way it feels most natural to you (within reason of course) move your feet, get in position and hit the damn ball.

    You wanna try to emulate something that a pro does to improve your game?

    Start with footwork. to hit the ball first you've actually gotta get to it.
     
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  21. RalphNYC

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    Good advice.
     
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