Which pros have a strong semi western forehand grip but hits pretty flat with low net clearance?

Sysyphus

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Berdych fits the bill to a tee.

Lots of similar players. Andrey Rublev has a lethal, low and aggressive semi-western forehand too. But he has more spin than it looks like.
 
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Sysyphus

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On second thought, by strong SW grip you probably mean players who hit extreme variants of SW, i.e. closer to Western? If so, then Berd and Rublev don't quite fit as they hit pretty pure SW or maybe even on the conservative side. I'd say Cilic comes to mind as a player who hits an aggressive trajectory with (I reckon) an extreme SW grip.

Still though, this is a cool shot:

 

ron schaap

Professional
Why should pros avoid hitting spin when using a extreme western grip? Kachanov uses a lot of spin otherwise he would hit the opposite fence.
 

ron schaap

Professional
On second thought, by strong SW grip you probably mean players who hit extreme variants of SW, i.e. closer to Western? If so, then Berd and Rublev don't quite fit as they hit pretty pure SW or maybe even on the conservative side. I'd say Cilic comes to mind as a player who hits an aggressive trajectory with (I reckon) an extreme SW grip.

Still though, this is a cool shot:

Nice clip, which shows his topspin, but otherwise its just a standard training that normal amateurs are doing too.
 

Sysyphus

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Nice clip, which shows his topspin, but otherwise its just a standard training that normal amateurs are doing too.
The drill is indeed very vanilla – did you expect him to be juggling bean bags and stand on his head while hitting groundies or something?;)

The point was rather to highlight his forehand, which happens to be one of the more awe-worthy ones on tour, or so I would say.
 
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