Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by counter_puncher, Feb 10, 2009.
Who do you think in tennis has the best western forehand?
(ok excluding rafa)
?? Maybe the world #1.
Uh, Nadal does not use a western grip. Haha, there's going to be people on my tail for saying that, but I'm pretty sure I'm right because if you look at pictures from gettyimages his index finger is on the standard semiwestern grip area while his palm rests on what John Yandell would call the 3 bevel, although his palm is also somewhat close to 3.5 also because his grips so small and his palms so big. I'd classify that as semiwestern. It looks western because he cocks his wrist so much.
Anyways, best western forehand, Djokovic.
Nadal's hand is basically under the handle. His index knuckle and heel pad are both around bevel 4.5. Definitely a western, although perhaps not a "pure" western (bevel 5).
Exactly. You can see his grip on his first instructional dvd.
The shortest guy with the most energy to burn. :shock:
Djokovic, not that I'm biased or anything.
Tsonga. He has such a punishing FH when the ball is a little high and short inside the baseline.
Verdasco is one.
verdasco uses a western? cool!
sebastien grosjean comes to mind. the guy had a crazy super fast western forehand
Oh man..Grosjean had an uber powerful forehand. I honestly don't know how it would compare to Verdasco's or Gonzalez's but I wouldn't be surprised if Grosejean's was more powerful.
I remember seeing a Davis cup match where he played Kafelnikov and he just hit forehand winner after forehand winner...it was ridiculous.
Kohlschreiber has a huge forehand.
why look at his forehand? cough*backhand*cough
I love watching Kohlschreiber..I honestly like his backhand better than Gasquet.
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