A month ago I saw Rafael Nadal on tv. I was very impressed with his forehand and now I'm trying to imitate it. I changed my old eastern grip in a western one and the swing is now similar to that of Rafael, but.. my forehand is now less powerful and slow. I see that my opponents now find much more difficulties in hitting the ball due to my charge of topspin, but.. what about the speed of the ball? Nadal (and many other spanish and argentinian players) is able to reach great ball-speed with his forehand although his balls are full of topspin. Before, with my eastern grip, I was able to play almost 10-15 forehand winners in 2 sets. Now I can hardly play 2 or 3 forehand winners with my new western-Nadal grip, but I would like to insist, because I find this new way of playing tennis very amazing.. Can you please help me to find more power for my f.h.? Thanx in advance. Bye!