ANDRE AGASSI

Complete Game Analysis

Last Update : April 2019

6203 Points Analyzed Manually for this study

Strengths:

* 2 Times more Points & 30% less Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line

* Won 58% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line

* Won 61% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row

* Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)

* Backhand Touch on a short ball or Lob

* Backhand Pass

Weaknesses:

* Backhand Drop Shot (38% of the points when played)

* Won 47% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice

Strengths:

* 20% more Points & 30% less Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand in any Direction

* Won 61% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line

* Won 65% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row

* Won 66% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In

* W0n 70% of the Points after playing two Forehands Inside Out in a row

* Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)

* Forehand Attacks on a Short Ball

* Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

* Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out

* Forehand Drop Shot & Touch (not really played)

Strengths:

* 30% more Points & 30% less Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average

* Very high Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return

* Second Serve Return Points Won (54%)

Weaknesses:

* High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return

* Received 8% more Aces/Service Winners than Average

Strengths:

* Percentage of Points won at the Net (72%)

* Serve & Volley when played (79% of the points won)

* 1-2 Punch Approach (74% of the points won)

* Baseline Approach (74% of the points won)

* Volley Points/Errors Ratio (74%)

Weaknesses:

* 3 Times less Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

* Chip & Charge (22% of the poins won when played)

Strengths:

* First Serve Percentage (68%)

* Second Serve Won Points (56%)

* Ratio of Double Faults (7%)

Weaknesses:

* Almost 2 Times less Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (22%)

Compare his Stats with the ones of the Other American Players here

Andre Agassi was a dominant Tempo player. Taking the ball on the rise all the time, he dominated his opponents by making more points points & less errors with the forehand, backhand & return. He was effective with this shot in every direction and at any moment in the rallies. 

Tempo / Very High

Andre Agassi was more a Tempo player than a Puncher because of his court position close to the baseline, his rather flat shots and the risk he took with the backhand & return. The Punchers mainly dominates their rivals with the quality of their topspin forehand. However, Andre Agassi could accelerate any kind of ball with his forehand. Like this, he was also a Puncher when he had to. 

Puncher / Medium-high

During his career, Andre Agassi really improved the quality of his serve. However, opting for a high first serve percentage (69%) he never really got an edge with the quality of this shot against his opponents. 

Server / Medium-low

Andre Agassi was not only an outstanding Tempo player, he was an excellent Retriever too. 46% of his points were won by the errors of the rivals which stands above the average of the ATP players. Besides, as mentioned previously he got an edge against his rivals by making less errors than them with the forehand & backhand. When the rallies extended 5 shots, he won 58% of the points which is a remarkable result. 

Retriever / High

Andre Agassi could not be qualified of an Offensive player, he was much more the one counterpunching the best in that business. Nonetheless, he had really good results when moving forward (73% of the points won) and 11% of his total points were won at the net (with or without a volley to play). 

Offensive / Medium-low

LOSING ROLAND GARROS WINNING MORE POINTS

In total, Andre Agassi won 119 and Andres Gomez 118 points in this match. It's a very rare case knowing that the American lost in four sets.

The main reason explaining Andres Gomez' victory that day was his serve effectiveness. He made 10 aces & 17 service winners versus only 1 ace & 1 service winner for Agassi. When you think that Andre Agassi's first serve percentage was 77% and he totally dominated Andres Gomez from the back of the court (93 points to 73 in the rallies over 3 shots), he definitely lost that match not wanting to take risks with his own serve. 

In other word, if I were Andre that day I would have more worried on my first serve effectiveness than on my wig... 

1990 Roland Garros Final against Andres Gomez

Andres Gomez defeated Andre Agassi in four sets 6-3 2-6 6-4 6-4.

 

26 PASSINGS-SHOTS LATER ANDRE WON HIS FIRST GRAND SLAM

In total, Andre Agassi won 160 and Goran Ivansevic 158 points in this match.

To win his first grand slam Andre Agassi had to face Goran Ivanisevic's heavy artillery. The Croatian fired 37 aces, 36 service winners and came in 201 times! Strongly dominated in the very short rallies (between 1 & 2 shots, 95 points to 59 for Goran), Andre Agassi's key was definitely the pass. The American needed 15 backhand pass & 11 forehand pass to get the better of Mister Ivanisevic. He could also count on 11 return winners

At that stage, Andre Agassi was probably the least offensive player to win Wimbledon and he replaced the traditional serve & volley by effective returns & passing-shots.

1992 Wimbledon Final against Goran Ivanisevic

Andre Agassi defeated Goran Ivanisevic in five sets 6-7 6-4 6-4 1-6 6-4.

 

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