Roger Federer Forehand grip picture?

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  1. W1L50N=B3A5T

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    I am requesting a picture of Roger Federer holding his racquet. What i am looking for is how much space is between his palm and fingers when holding his racquet.

    We know 4 3/8 (L3) is a very small grip, especially for a tall man like RF. For Rafael Nadal, 4 1/4 (L2) his fingers touch his palm when he is gripping the handle.

    I am requesting this because I have spent quite a bit of time searching for it, and have come up with nothing. Most pictures show his grip, but the angle is not high enough to see the space between.
     
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  2. SuperDuy

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    Check out drakulies thread.
     
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  3. Kick Serve 14

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    I'm pretty sure that it has been established that he uses an eastern grip...
     
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  4. Bhagi Katbamna

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    Go to fuzzyyellowballs.com, they have a nice analysis of Fed's forehand.
     
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  5. samster

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    Here is a good one on his backhand grip:

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  6. samster

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    Here is one on his serve:

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  7. samster

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    His third and fourth digits are almost touching his palm.

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    great shoes.
     
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  10. W1L50N=B3A5T

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    Wow Awsome picture thankyou, thats exactly what i was looking for!

    I wasnt looking for the type of grip he uses, if u read my origional post I was looking whether or not Federer has fallen into this 'trend' of smaller grip sizes. Thanks for the response anyways.
     
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  11. tennisfreak12

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    Wow I never knew that pros use such small grip sizes. So, since Roger is 6' 1", that means that the average male, about 5' 10", should be using a 4 1/4 grip size or so to be equal to his grip size and hand size, right?
     
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  13. drakulie

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    ^^^Incorrect conclusion.
     
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    ^^^ Not really feeling like reading your thread, what was the conclusion?
     
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  15. tennisfreak12

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    I said since Roger is a big guy, 6' 1", and he is using a 4 3/8 grip, I said that is like the same thing as an average guy, about 5' 10", using a 4 1/4 grip. Could you expand on why you think thats incorrect, drakulie?
     
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  16. drakulie

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    ^^an eastern forehand is defined as a 3/3 grip. Meaning, the base knuckle of the index finger has to be on bevel 3, and the heel of the hand has to be on bevel 3.

    Many times, fed's heel is not on bevel 3. Rather it is overlapping bevel 3 and 4. In addition, the base of his knuckle also slides over to bevel 4.

    That is not an eastern FH. It is an abbreviated fh (part eastern, part semi western).
     
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  17. Tennisguy777

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    So that's what my forehand is called. :shock:
     
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  18. zorg

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    Is it just me, or does that look smaller than a 4 3/8. A few years ago there was a thread that had Federer's real racket and its specs, and the poster said the grip felt like it was between 4 1/4 and 4 3/8 + and overgrip. And recently, I have noticed that the bevels on his grip are extremely pronounced. This leads me to believe that he plays with a thinner than normal leather grip. Does anyone else see what I see, or am I crazy?
     
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