Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by RoarT, May 31, 2006.
Please post the different pros' forhandgrips.
Ok. Andre Agassi-in between eastern and semi-western
Federer - Semi-Western (mostly)
Nadal - Full Western
Roddick - Semi-Western
most use Semi-Western......most clay courters use full western
correction, Roddick - Full Western
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.
See what I mean?
correction: nadal extreme western
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.
Agree, but Nadal's grip is even more than western.. more towards hawaiian sometimes!
The Hawaiian grip is Alberto Berasategui's alone.
But Nadal's is somewhat between Hawaiian and the Western of most clay courters.
How is the Hawaiian grip?
The Hawaiian grip is like a continental grip flipped upside down.
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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