BJORN BORG

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

06/06/1956

Birthplace:

Stockholm, Sweden

Residence:

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Height:

5'11'' / 180 cm

Weight:

160 lbs / 73 kg

Last Update:

December 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2163

Bjorn Borg's Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (65%)
    * 20% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points in the Average (69%)
    * First Serve Won Points in the Average (69%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (54%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (15%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (6%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (0%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 50% more Winners/Forcing Errors for the same Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Winners-Forcing Errors/Unforced Errors with the Return in the Average
    * First Serve Return Won Points (38%)
    * Received 12% fewer Aces/Service Winners than Average
    * Second Serve Return Points Won (57%)

Weaknesses:

    * Ratio of Winners-Forcing Errors/Unforced Errors with the Return in the Average

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 60% more Winners/Forcing Errors & 20% fewer Unforced Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Won 60% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 55% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Won 67% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Worn his Rivals' Backhand Down with the Forehand
    * Forehand Attack on a short ball
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 60% more Winners/Forcing Errors & 40% fewer Unforced Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Won 61% of the Rallies after playing a Backhands Down the Line
    * Won 56% of the Rallies after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Backhand Attack on a short ball
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Total of Points won at the Net (27%)
    * Serve & Volley (9% of his total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (11% of his total points won)
    * Volley Winners-Forcing Errors/Unforced Errors Ratio (76%)

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Winners/Forcing Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

Bjorn Borg's Game Style

Server

Low

Opting for a high first serve percentage (65%), Bjorn Borg could not be regarded as a Server. He made on average 20% fewer aces/service winners than his opponents and did not count on this shot to win a match.

Puncher

Low

Bjorn Borg was much more a Retriever than a Puncher. When the baseline rallies started he made on average fewer unforced errors with the forehand & the backhand than his opponents. Two reasons explained why he was also making more winners/forcing errors than them: his fantastic pass and the fact that he mainly faced Offensive players.

Tempo Player

Low

Playing with topspin on both side, Bjorn Borg could not be regarded as a Tempo player. Tempo Players play close to their baseline, take the ball on the rise and this was not his case.

Offensive Player

Medium

When compared with his opponents, Bjorn Borg was usually far less Offensive than them but he still won 27% of his points at the net (in the Legends average). He could play the serve & volley on fast surface but his favourite way to come to the net was the baseline approach.

Retriever

Very high

Bjorn Borg was probably the best Retriever of all time. In total, 46% of his points were won by the errors of his opponents. Besides being as solid as a rock and wearing his rivals down he had probably the best passing-shot of his generation. Around 40% of his points won with the forehand & backhand were actually passing-shots. He could also count on a good hand when he had to move forward to pick up a drop shot.

Bjorn Borg's 11 Grand Slams

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