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Which pros use Western-Forehand grip?

gun
03-14-2005, 05:23 AM
I have adapted myself into playing with western-forehand grip since I started playing. I would like to know which pro uses this type of grip so that I could observe the way they play and improve my game.

PS. What forehand grip does everyone uses?

ManBoy
03-14-2005, 06:44 AM
Nadal, Hewitt, Ferrero... most South Americans?... a lot of players.

Breakaway
03-14-2005, 05:17 PM
Practically all of them use a semi-western grip. And many of them use the full western grip.

ae wowww
03-14-2005, 07:45 PM
Most players are able to use all, and do so in matches. They simply go more western when they're looking to whip/spin the ball more. It's better to have so many grips to choose from.

Rex
03-14-2005, 08:01 PM
hewitt- kuerten- verdasco (i think)- nadal- ferrero- ferrer- roddick ( i think)
a lot of players use all the grips- i do!- pros do so in matches for different shots. I use all of them- if i want power semi-western. If i want spin full western. Experimentation is the key. I also use the eastern grip, but very little and on rare occasion.

gun
03-14-2005, 10:16 PM
I've never thought of using 2 grips while playing. Guess I have something new to work on now :) Thanks everyone.

erik-the-red
03-15-2005, 02:28 AM
John McEnroe won seven singles major titles with one grip: the continental. He used it for his serve, his volleys, his forehand, and his backhand.

That does not mean you should use one grip only, though.

The modern game calls for multiple grips for multiple occassions.

A low ball? Try a tick more east than usual. Medium? Go semi-west because you get power and spin. High? Go full-west.

But to answer your question, pretty much all the clay-court specialists utilize a full western grip (e.g. Gaudio, Nadal, Massu, Gonzalez, etc.).

Domino
03-15-2005, 03:35 AM
John McEnroe won seven singles major titles with one grip: the continental. He used it for his serve, his volleys, his forehand, and his backhand.

Or so he likes to say.

gun
03-15-2005, 04:52 AM
John McEnroe won seven singles major titles with one grip: the continental. He used it for his serve, his volleys, his forehand, and his backhand.

That does not mean you should use one grip only, though.

The modern game calls for multiple grips for multiple occassions.

A low ball? Try a tick more east than usual. Medium? Go semi-west because you get power and spin. High? Go full-west.

But to answer your question, pretty much all the clay-court specialists utilize a full western grip (e.g. Gaudio, Nadal, Massu, Gonzalez, etc.).

You know, my full-western forehand grip is morphing more toward continential grip now. I don't really have to change much to hit my one handed backhand. It's very convinient. Perhaps I should stick to that. We'll see how it goes. Thanks again for the info everyone.