WAYNE FERREIRA

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

09/15/1971

Birthplace:

Johannesburg, South Africa

Residence:

Hilton Head, USA

Height:

6'1'' / 185 cm

Weight:

187 lbs / 85 kg

Last Update:

October 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1288

Wayne Ferreira's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Won Points (73%)
    * 10% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (38%)
    * First Serve Percentage (55%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (59%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (7%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * First & Second Serve Return Points Won in the Average (28%/50%)

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Points for the same Ratio of Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Points Won in the Average (28%/50%)

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 60% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 58% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Won 71% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * First Forehand Attack after the Serve
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 15% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball & Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 60% more Points & 10% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Won 48% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Won 41% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (73%)
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (30%)
    * Serve & Volley (16% of his total points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (7% of his total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (79% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 15% fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (66%)

Wayne Ferreira's Game Style

Server

Medium

Wayne Ferreira could count on an effective 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

Wayne Ferreira's game style was between a dominant Puncher and a dominant Offensive Player. From the Puncher side, he had the forehand attacks. When compared with his rivals he made on average 2 times more points with that shot than them. It was his biggest edge against his opponents.

Tempo Player

Medium

Wayne Ferreira was more a Puncher than a Tempo player. Nonetheless, he also got an edge against his rivals with the quality of his backhand making on average 60% more points & 10% fewer errors. It means that he was comfortable taking the ball on the rise close to his baseline with his backhand.

Offensive Player

High

Wayne Ferreira's game style was between a dominant Puncher and a dominant Offensive player. From the Offensive player he had the net game. In total, 30% of his points were won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result was above average. He varied well all kind of net approaches but his favorites were the serve & volley (16% of his total points won) and the forehand approach (12% of his total points won).

Retriever

Low

Wayne Ferreira could not be regarded as a Retriever because only 38% of his points were won by the errors of his rivals. He was too aggressive from the back of the court or Offensive to count on his opponents' errors to win a match.

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