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Rafael Nadal talks about his racquet and playing with a small grip. During the interview, Rafael Nadal removed his racquet from his bag, and he realized he only had one racquet left in the bag.
Nadal Backhand Grip Rafael Nadal is a left-handed player and the grip he employs in his dominant hand (the racket hand) is the Continental grip. The tennis grip he employs on his right hand (non-racket hand) is the Semi-Western grip.
Yes, Nadal has the standard semi-western grip. Many people probably assumed that he has a full western just because his swing looks different. So it's a great video to clear the myth.
Nadal uses an L2 grip size, and although he adds an overgrip to his racquet, this is still relatively small for a guy who stands at 6ft tall. The reason here is due to how the game has changed. If you pick up a wooden racquet used by Bjorn Borg in the 1970s, the grips were much thicker, and this is because the continental grip works well on a chunkier handle.
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Well, the secret lies in the Nadal forehand grip which is a semi-western grip. No doubt, Nadal knows very well how to hit good forehands with an extreme grip that falls on bevel 4.5. Apart from using this extreme forehand grip, he hits the forehand with a straight arm.
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(think Nadal). The tennis racket grip is divided into 8 bevels as shown in the diagram. The type of grip depends on which bevel the Index Knuckle and Heel Pad rest. All of the tennis grip diagrams below assume that you are right handed. If you are left handed just reverse the instructions. Serve Continental Grip Use this for the serve, volley, overhead, and slice (all the pros