SERGI BRUGUERA

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

16/01/1971

Birthplace:

Barcelona, Spain

Residence:

Barcelona, Spain

Height:

6'2'' / 188 cm

Weight:

167 lbs / 76 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1430

Sergi Bruguera's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Second Serve Won Points (54%)
    * 20% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Double Faults (5%)
    * First Serve Won Points (68%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (21%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (33%)
    * Received 9% fewer Aces/Service Winners than Average
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (52%)

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Points for the same Ratio of Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Won 62% of the Points after playing a Foreand Down the Line
    * Won 73% of the Points after playing 2 Foreands Cross in a row
    * Won 65% of the Points after playing a Foreand Inside In
    * Won 55% of the Points after playing 2 Foreands Inside Out in a row
    * Worn his Rivals' Backhand Down with the Forehand
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Medium & Long Rallies (over 5 shots)
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line

Backhand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 50% more Points & 30% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Won 37% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Won 65% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Won 55% 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
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Total of Points Won at the Net (16%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach when played (74% of the points won)
    * Baseline Approach (7% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (79%)

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

Sergi Bruguera's Game Style

Server

Low

As a clay court specialist, Sergi Bruguera could not be regarded as a Server. His ratio of aces/service winners was below average (21%) and he made on average 20% fewer points with the Serve than his rivals.

Puncher

Low

Sergi Bruguera not only Retrieved, he could also Punch on both side. However, when compared with the general average, his ratio of backhand points was above average (12%) and the one of forehand below average (15%). His backhand down the line attack was his most aggressive shots from the back of the court.

Tempo Player

Low

Playing rather far from his baseline, Sergi Bruguera was not a Tempo player at all. He had an effective backhand but this shot was much more played with topspin (Punch) and in timing stepping in (Tempo).

Offensive Player

Medium

To complete his Retrieving game style and mix things up Sergi Bruguera could also come in to get an edge (Offensive). In total 16% of his points were won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result stand just above the average of the ATP players. His favorite way to come in was the 1-2 punch & the baseline approach with the forehand or the backhand. At the net, he had an excellent hand missing only 21% of his volleys.

Retriever

Very high

Sergi bruguera was a dominant Retriever. In total, 52% of his points were won by the errors of his rivals and this results was far above the general average fo the ATP players. His main game plan was to play with heavy topspin and wear his rivals down. On average, he made two times fewer errors on the forehand and 30% on the backhand side than his rivals. As a complete Retriever, he could also count on an outstanding pass and touch on short balls.

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