ARTHUR ASHE

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

07/10/1943

Birthplace:

Richmond, USA

Residence:

-

Height:

6'1'' / 185 cm

Weight:

160 lbs / 73 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

551

Arthur Ashe's Strengths

Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * None
    * First Serve Percentage (77%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (39%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (53%)
    * Ratio of of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (7%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 60% more Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (36%)

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (43%)

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on average
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on average
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times more Points for the Same Ratio of Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)
    * Backhand Touch a short ball
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 25% more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points won at the Net (66%)
    * Serve & Volley (62% of his total points won)
    * Chip & Charge (2% of his total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

Arthur Ashe's Game Style

Server

High

Arthur Ashe was a serve & volleyer with a better Serve than volley. He did not really got an edge with his volley against his rivals (more points & errors than them) but could count on a really effective Serve. When his first serve was in, 39% of the time it was unreturned and this helps him to make 20% more points with the Serve than his opponents.

Puncher

High

Arthur Ashe did not play enough baseline rallies (as most of his rivals) to really represent the Punchers. However, the way he hit the forehand & the backhand pass was more like a Puncher (big take back) than a Tempo player. Besdies, he really got an edge with the quality of his single-handed backhand against his opponents making on average two times more points with this shot.

Tempo Player

Very low

At the time of Arthur Ashe, the Tempo players did not really exist. We had to wait for Jimmy Connors to see the first effective Tempo player. Otherwise, it was all about serving & volleying and from the back of the court they had much more a Punching technique than a Tempo one. The take backs were rather big and the two-handed backhand (trademark of the Tempo players) were not often used.

Offensive Player

Very high

Arthur Ashe was a serve & volleyer (Offensive) and 62% of his total points were won playing that game style. On the return games, he came in as soon as he had a chance and like that he won 73% of the points with the baseline approach and 50% with the Cchip & charge. However, at the net his ratio points/errors with the volley was in the average (66%) and not above.

Retriever

Very low

Only 26% of Arthur Ashe's points were won by the errors of his rivals. His goal was to charge the net and he never really waited for his rivals to make mistakes.

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