Hello. The forehand has come up a lot recently. I've discussed the notion that Sampras played with a semiwestern grip on the forehand side. Stan Smith (ex champion) discussed this in articles he did recently. However, most people here say that Sampras played with an eastern grip. The reason I believe Pete used a semi western: He played with an open stance like everyone today He had excellent shoulder rotation on his shots He had an excellent inside out forehand He had an excellent down the line forehand He had ax excellent return of serve forehand on both courts where an open stance and quick motion is vital He had a long loopy swing when rallying He had high net clearance on his forehands and they would land deep into his opponents court - this is vital as it meant he didn't hit too many short balls where he could be attacked. It also means he put more topsin on his shots than people realise. So, with all this in mind what I want to ask is, can these shots be performed today with an eastern grip? If they are, do any other players play today with an eastern grip on the forehand?