Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Hewittfan22, Apr 7, 2004.
I want to know what pro players using the full western grip,......
pics??? : )
no not the pictures but i would like to know the names of pros who us currently using full western
i was thinking of ferrero,moya, and roddick but i might be wrong
kuerten plays curretly(of the tops)
the fullest of all,previously he plays it harder,but change it a little to have a chance on fast courts....
Do you think roddick and ferrero and hewitt uses western?
Robredo is like over a full western. Corretja is western, Ferrero and Moya are more towards semi, no clue with Roddick.
i would have to disagree on purecarolosmoyadrive about corretja using western he might use semi western but i really doubt that he uses western, cause i watched him so close at legg mason tournament there is no way he uses western
HFan, I saw him at IW this year, and the spin he hits with, has to be western. He hits with to much loopy spin with that LOOPY AS CAN BE swing, then when he powers and drives, he still has tons of spin on it.
Corretja's grip never looked like a big western to me..You can still hit loopy with sw.
Roddick is a bit western as well.
I have seen pictures of Ferror hitting with extreme western. Moya seem to fluctuate between sw and moderate western.
Kuerten plays an odd grip, but it ends up more like an extreme SW than a full W. He has the bottom (pinkie, ringfinger) part of his hand in the place one would on a W grip, but he splays his fingers a lot more than most, turning his hand a bit in the process. The base knuckle of his index finger, as a result, creeps not only way up towards the head of the racquet, but also partially around onto the SW bevel.
I'm fairly sure Roddick uses western, i saw him at siebel and he seemed to hit with alot of spin but had some trouble flattening out the ball which probably wouldn't happen with a semi western grip
A couple links to pics of the follow-through, where you can see GK's knuckle-position.
Hewitt hits western, and I'm pretty sure Roddick does also.
Corretja is definitely not western.
There was an old website (www.tennisforall.org) where a professional photographer timelapsed Corretja's forehand and you could clearly see his hand position on his racket was not western at all, and even less extreme than a semi-western in fact (!) This probably explained why he has been perhaps the most adaptable Spanish player up until Ferrero.
The whole point is that Corretja's swing path was very low-high but yet his grip wasn't extreme, meaning his extrme amounts of spin are a function of his body mechanics and not his grip, which if anyone has taken physics makes sense.
The most extreme grips that I have seen nowadays are Saretta and a young Russian named Andreev.
I've heard Moya is basically always moderate western, I think my coach even asked him once and he said he was or something.
I've heard Moya is basically always moderate western, I think my coach even asked him once and he said he was or something. Plus, John Yandell said he was right in the middle about.
What about Jim Courier? Didn't he have a full-western grip?
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