JIM COURIER

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

08/17/1970

Birthplace:

08/17/1970

Residence:

N/A

Height:

6'1'' / 185 cm

Weight:

182 lbs / 83 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1706

Jim Courier's Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Won Points (74%)
    * 20% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (55%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (7%)

Return

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Points & 30% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * Second Serve Return Points Won (53%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Won 62% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 67% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Won 54% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * Worn his Rivals' Backhand with the Forehand
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Service Game
    * First Forehand Attack after the Serve
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Won 45% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Errors for the Same Ratio of Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Won 46% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Won 38% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Won 53% 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 (22%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (9% of his total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (10% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (71%)

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Jim Courier's Game Style

Server

Medium

Jim Courier could count on a decent serve but was still dominated against the best Servers of his era. However, when he had to face a weaker Servers than him he could get an edge by making more aces/service winners than them.

Puncher

Medium

Jim Courier was a dominant Puncher. When compared with his rivals, he took his biggest edge with the forehand attack making on average almost the double of points than them on that side. He could be dangerous with the forehand in any position on the court and at any time. The way he hit the backhand was topspin in a Punching way too. Even though, he was not as effective with his backhand as with his forehand, he still could get points here and there on that side.

Tempo Player

Medium-low

Jim Courier cannot be regarded as a Tempo player because his main game plan was to dominate his rivals with the quality of his topspin forehand. Tempo players take the ball on the rise close to their baseline, possess aggressive backhands and play rather flat.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

From the back of the court, Jim Courier could be qualified as a Puncher/Offensive. It means that when he had a chance, he often followed his big forehand to the net. His favorite ways to come in were the 1-2 punch right after his serve or the baseline approach. In total, 22% of his points were won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result was above the general average of the ATP players.

Retriever

High

Even though Jim Courier was much more a Puncher than a Retriever, he could still use his forehand to extend the baseline rallies. He often used his forehand to wear his rivals' backhand down and he also took an edge this way. In total, 41% of his points were won by the errors of his rivals and that result was in the average.

Jim Courier Grand Slam Highlights

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