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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Photos: Picture Gallery of Strokes

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Photo #1: Forehand Backswing
Photo of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - Forehand Backswing
Julian Finney / Getty Images
In this photo, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga prepares to hit his powerful forehand in a mostly open stance. With any grip from Eastern through Hawaiian used for a topspin forehand, the racquet face will be closed (face downward) somewhat on the backswing; the more western the grip, the more closed. With Tsonga's roughly Semi-Western grip, the racquet face should be quite closed, although not necessarily as closed Jo-Wilfried's is here; individual style and arm structure have an effect.
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