JAY BERGER

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

11/26/1966

Birthplace:

11/26/1966

Residence:

Miami, USA

Height:

5'11'' / 180 cm

Weight:

165 lbs / 75 kg

Last Update:

October 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

454

Jay Berger's Strenghts

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Rato of Aces/Service Winners as his Rivals on Average
    * Same Rato of Aces/Service Winners as his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Double Faults (4%)
    * First Serve Percentage (55%)
    * First Serve Won Points (60%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (20%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Points for the Same Ratio of Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (37%)
    * Second Serve Return Points Won (56%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Forehand

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * 10% more Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 81% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In (small sample)

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forheand Down the Line
    * Won 41% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Service Games (too many errors)
    * Forehand Drop Shot & Touch (not really played)

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 30% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Won 60% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Won 45% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Service Games
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 40% more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points won at the Net (35%)
    * Serve & Volley (74% of the points won)
    * Baseline Approach (16% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (72%)
    * Chip & Charge (3% of his total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (64%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (47% of points won)

Jay Berger's Game Style

Server

Medium-low

Jay Berger could not be regarded as a Server because his first & second serve ratio of unreturned were below average. He won his matches from the back of the court or at the net but not thanks to aces or service winners.

Puncher

Medium-low

Jay Berger 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 and he could struggle a bit when he had to accelerate serveral balls in a row (high ratio of errors).

Tempo Player

Very high

Jay Berger was a dominant Tempo player. Playing rather flat and taking the ball on the rise as soon as he had a chance, he made on average more points than his rivals with the return, the backhand and also the forehand.

Offensive Player

High

Jay Berger could not be qualified of an Offensive player but he still won 33% of his points at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result was above average. His game plan was to play in Tempo from the back of the court and come in with the forheand or backhand approach when he had a chance. He could also mix things up with a couple of serve & volley.

Retriever

Medium-high

Jay Berger was not only a Tempo player, he could aslo Retrieve. In total, 39% of his points were won by the errors of the rivals which stands in the average of the ATP players. As the Retrievers, he played more points than average in the medium & long rallies (over 5 shots, 46%).

US Open 1990

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