Originally Posted by paulorenzo
there are some interesting ideas i've read regarding this. it's possible to hit with the same side of the racquet, not only when forehand/ backhand grips are the same, but it's possible even when a player twirls a racquet.
it is possible, but in the clip in the OP Philip actually
hits with different sides when he goes from he first backhand to the first forehand. maybe it's a one off thing, maybe not.
i suppose it's easier for federer with the asymmetrically coloured stick and a custom grip to always be holding it in a certain way when he hits, even after twirling. When I have a somewhat worn grip i tend to hold my stick in a consistent manner as well, but not when i switch to my spare stick.