Originally Posted by World Beater
I would also add though that eastern/conti bhs generally are easier to slice off of. So even though high bhs are a bigger challenge compared to semis/west grips, the player can use the slice when the ball is high.
The problem is that the natural cross court slice goes straight to nadal's fh, which he has no trouble whipping.
Yeah, the slice is an additional option for the milder grip.