JOSE-LUIS CLERC

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

08/16/1958

Birthplace:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Residence:

N/A

Height:

6'1'' / 185 cm

Weight:

176 lbs / 80 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

313

Jose-Luis Clerc's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 50% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points in the Average (70%)
    * First Serve Won Points in the Average (70%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve in the Average (33%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve in the Average (33%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (0%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (4%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (33%)
    * Second Serve Return Points Won (56%)

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line & Inside In
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * Won 61% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Service Games
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line, Inside Out & Inside In
    * Won 44% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * 10% fewer Points & 20% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Won 54% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Won 45% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Pass
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley as his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points won at the Net (29%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (7% of his total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (17% of his total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley as his Rivals on Average
    * Chip and Charge (not really played)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (62%)

Jose-Luis Clerc's Game Style

Server

Medium-high

For a clay court specialist, Jose-Luis Clerc could count on an effective first serve. His first serve ratio of unreturned was 33% and he made on average 50% more aces/service winners than his rivals.

Puncher

Medium-high

Jose-Luis Clerc was a dominant Puncher. He could attack on both sides but it was with the forehand that he was the most effective. He made on average two times more points with that shot than his rivals. He also used the forehand to come in, we can say that he was a Puncher/Offensive.

Tempo Player

Low

Playing with topspin on both side, Jose-Luis Clerc can't be regarded as a Tempo player at all. Tempo players play close to the baseline and take the ball on the rise and this wasn't his case.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

Jose-Luis Clerc's game style was to Punch from the back of the court and move forward with the forehand when he had a chance. In total, 29% of his points were won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result stand above average.

Retriever

Medium

From the back of the court Jose-Luis Clerc was more a Puncher than a Retriever. But as a clay court specialist he could also extend the baseline rallies and be effective this way.

French Open 1981

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