Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by pow, Jun 4, 2007.
What forehand grips does each of them use?
Just wondering since they are flat hitters.
Just because they hit flat doesn't mean its because of their grip.
Blake-I think it looks semi w
Safin-Clearly Semi W
yea, but I couldn't exactly ask about their swing path though. Thanks.
you're right about blake and safin, but berdych definitely isn't eastern. he's a semi as well but holds it dead on whereas safin and blake tend to lean a tiny bit towards the western bevel.
Any eastern grip players in modern game today?
Safin's grip is as textbook Semi-Western as it gets. I believe Blake has the exact same grip as Safin's.
As far as Eastern grip players these days... I can only think of Hyung-Taik Lee on the men's side. Some people argue Gasquet uses an Eastern, but I doubt it.
That pretty much explains why Safin isn't very comfortable on grass: the SW grip naturally closes the racquet face, forcing you to swing up from underneath the ball - bad for low-boucning balls.
Some say Federer use hybrid grip. Is this one reason he has won Wimbledon?
Are you kidding Berdych does not hit with an eastern. Almost no one hits with an eastern grip any more.
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