grips of tennis pros..

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  1. I was wondering if anyone knew the grips that players like Roger Federer and Nadal and andy roddick. for example semi western for forehand eastern for backhand....
     
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  2. babolat141

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    federer-extreme eastern
    nadal-western
    andy roddick-semiwestern
     
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    wrong...
    federer-modified eastern/semi-western
    nadal-semi-western (extremely cocked wrist)
    andy roddick-semi-western
     
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    you seriouly think nadal uses a semi western grip if he used an extremely cocked wrist then he would have wrist injuries. And when i said extreme eastern i meant part semi western and part eastern. so I am right.
     
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    Nadal uses a full western.
     
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    True......
     
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    just look at which bevel his first knuckle is on..and just cause your wrist is cocked, it doesn't lead to injury just as long as your forearm/wrist can support it. he does occasionally use a full western grip..but on most forehands, it's a semi-western.
     
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    Most pros dont change their grip on their forehand for different surfaces and conditions. For Example-Nadal uses a western grip on clay but uses a semiwestern for everything else that is not true. Federer doesnt go to semiwestern on clay and then eastern on grass. It would be to much of a change to try and get used to a new grip every surface change.
     
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    you really just don't understand? i never said they change their grips depending on surface.
    what i said what depending on whether the ball is low, high, fast, slow...they do ocassionally change grips to something a bit more comfortable..and looks like you really don't know what western is...i asked you to look at the bevel where his knuckle is..it's def. semi-western on a 4 1/4 grip.
     
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    very true.
     
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    Babolat is right. But extreme eastern? I thought it was semi-western more closer to eastern.
     
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    well by extreme eastern i meant that his thumb nuckle is on the edge of the bevel so half eastern half semi western.
     
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    Well first off, it is called improvising which everyone does but not to that extreme you are talking about.

    Lastly, Nadal uses a full western grip. No one believes you anymore after you said Nadal uses a semi-western grip. :)
     
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    actually, i read somewhere here that nadal recently started using semi-western, in order to get more pace (as if it was necessary) out of his forehand.
     
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    actually it was in ACE Tennis mag from England they were showing a frame by frame pictures and like they said he changed to a semi western to hit through the ball and more pace also, but this is referring to his regular forehand not his buggy whip shot that he hits
     
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    look around you.....
     
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    sampras = eastern
     
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