MARIO ANCIC

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

03/30/1984

Birthplace:

03/30/1984

Residence:

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Height:

6'5'' / 196 cm

Weight:

180 lbs / 82 kg

Last Update:

October 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1040

Mario Ancic's Strengths

Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 60% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (48%)
    * First Serve Won Points (75%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (54%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (7%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (5%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (29%/50%)

Weaknesses:

    * 2.5 times more Errors for the Same Ratio of Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (29%/50%)

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 15% more Points for the Same Ratio of Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross, Down the Line & Inside In
    * First Forehand after the Serve & the Return

Weaknesses:

    * Very high Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside Out
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Medium & Long Rallies (over 5 shots)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * None
    * 2 times fewer Points & 20% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2.5 times more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage & Total of Points Won at the Net in the Average (67%/12%)
    * Baseline Approach when played (87% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Percentage & Total of Points Won at the Net in the Average (67%/12%)
    * Serve & Volley (43% of the points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (61% of the points won)

Mario Ancic's Game Style

Server

Very high

Mario Ancic was a dominant Server. His biggest edge against his rivals was taken with the Serve making on average 60% more points than them with that shot. When his first serve was in 54% of the time it was unreturned.

Puncher

Very high

From the back of the court, Mario Ancic was a Puncher. When compared with his rivals, he made on average 15% more points than them with the forehand. Possessing such a big serve it was on his first forehand after it that he was the most effective. However, when the baseline rallies extended he was then dominated with the forehand by his opponents.

Tempo Player

Low

Even though Mario Ancic played rather close to his baseline he could not be regarded as a Tempo player. His backhand got results below average and this shot is usually the best of the Tempo players.

Offensive Player

Medium

Mario Ancic cannot be regarded as an Offensive player but he could still win points coming in. In total, 12% of his points were won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result was in the average of the ATP players.

Retriever

Low

Winning only 34% of his points by the errors of his rivals, Mario Ancic was not a Retriever at all. His Serve was too big and he was too aggressive with his forehand to count on his opponents' mistakes to win a match.

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