Originally Posted by boramiNYC
not exaggerated but rather underestimated IMO. grip is the single biggest factor in determining the characteristics of one's game.
Far from being this determining, as far as I can tell, but again, we need data and a lot of it to make conclusive statements regarding its real impact on the game.
To answer the poster above, your example is poorly chosen... I didn‘t say that any grip does the same job. Within a certain range, many grip produce very comparable results and that the differences the typical guy exposes do not actually exist. As for swing path matters, you can clearly see Nadal using a much more hroziontal swing without problem during hitting sessions and on faster courts... the difference seems, as farr as I can tell, to be much more the result of strategic purposes than grip. Yet again, only complex statistical tests would allow us to speak about facts clearly.