pros forhand grips

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  1. RoarT

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    Please post the different pros' forhandgrips.
     
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  2. BaseLineBash

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    Ok. Andre Agassi-in between eastern and semi-western
     
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  3. tnig469

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    Federer - Semi-Western (mostly)
    Nadal - Full Western
    Roddick - Semi-Western

    most use Semi-Western......most clay courters use full western
     
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  4. RoarT

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    thank you!
     
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  5. wings56

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    correction, Roddick - Full Western
     
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    Oh, don't be so quick to thank them. There's controversy all the time here about this subject. Most pros will switch a bit between grips, depending on what they're doing. However, they all have a main grip. The problem with this is that, you can't base your assumption on an image or a short internet video, because you don't know what was going on there. The only way to know for sure is for someone with a very good eye to, very closely, watch them in a match. For example, there are pictures of Federer using what looks like a full eastern and there are pictures of Roddick using what looks like a full western. Some may argue that both of them use a semi-western as their main grips. However, I think (but could be wrong) that both of them use "in between" grips as their main grips; Federer is in between eastern and semi-western, while Roddick is in between semi-western and western.

    Edit: On the other hand, there are some pros with which there seems to be no doubt. Nadal, for example, uses a full western, no doubt about that.
     
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    See what I mean?
     
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  8. BERDI4

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    correction: nadal extreme western
     
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    Nadal, Moya, Massu, Ferrer, Gaudio, Robredo, and Andreev all use western grips. Ferrer's is slightly closer to semi-western than the others, who all use full western.

    Ferrero uses a more semi-western grip. Blake's grip is between eastern and semi-western (very close to eastern). Henman uses eastern.
     
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  10. Mr.Groundstroke

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    Agree, but Nadal's grip is even more than western.. more towards hawaiian sometimes!
     
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  11. LowProfile

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    The Hawaiian grip is Alberto Berasategui's alone.

    But Nadal's is somewhat between Hawaiian and the Western of most clay courters.
     
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  12. RoarT

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    How is the Hawaiian grip?
     
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  14. tnig469

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    nadal is EXTREME western...but i wasnt goin to go that specfic...sorry....and yes hawaiian grip is ridiculous....i mean if u want to break something go ahead
     
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