Nadal's forehand grip!!!

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  1. Mrcrazybutt

    Mrcrazybutt New User

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    I always tried to copy nadal's forehand grip and always thought it was a western. But today i think my mind was playing tricks on me!! it looks sooooo semi-western!! :shock:
     
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  2. toptalent

    toptalent Rookie

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    Why do you want to copy Nadal's grip? Do you want to play Nadal's forehand? Please don't. Even the top coaches don't bother teaching, or even analyzing Nadal's forehand in depth for a reason. While it's extremely powerful, his technique is competely unconventional and irrational. It probably has something to do with his natural physique. It requires an insanely amount of racquet head speed produced by insanely strong core and rotation from his insanely strong yet flexible body. It's something 99.9% of the recreational players will never accomplish. There are so many other pro's forehands that are so much easier to learn, and can be learnt to the point that will give you a damn powerful weapon on the court.
     
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  3. user92626

    user92626 Legend

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    You don't need to go to Nadal length. Western grip is inherently hard. Hitting with an effective topspin is already hard for any player. I haven't met a rec player who has a meaningful ts and western.

    Again, ts fh is THE next level in the evolution of FH.
     
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  4. JediMindTrick

    JediMindTrick Professional

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    This was discussed before and, yes, he uses a SW grip.
     
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  5. drake

    drake Semi-Pro

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    Listen to the force.
     
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  6. imalil2gangsta4u

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    It looks so weird when he swings, but ide take it.
     
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  7. The_Steak

    The_Steak Rookie

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    Its like a extreme semi.
     
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  8. snr

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    Yeah. I don't think he actually uses a full western, at least not anymore. SW or an extreme SW most likely.

    I remember someone posting a picture of Nadal in an instructional video and he clearly used something along the lines of a SW.

    I think the the only player in the top10 for ATP who uses a full out western would be Djokovic
     
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