FERNANDO GONZALEZ

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

07/29/1980

Birthplace:

Santiago, Chile

Residence:

Santiago, Chile

Height:

6'0'' / 183 cm

Weight:

180 lbs / 82 kg

Last Update:

October 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

3774

Fernando Gonzalez' Strengths

Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * None
    * First Serve Won Points (75%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (39%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (53%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Return as his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * Results in the Average (30% first serve return won; 49% second serve Return won)

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Return as his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * Results in the Average (30% first serve return won; 49% second serve Return won)

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 40% more Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Won 56% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Forehand Attack on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside Out

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 20% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * Won 55% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Won 45% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Attacks on a short ball
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * Baseline Approach when played (76% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (8%)
    * Serve & Volley (1% of his total points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (3% of his total points won)
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (63%)

Fernando Gonzalez' Game Style

Server

High

Fernando Gonzalez's second best shot was his Serve. After the forehand, this is by making 30% more aces/service winners that he took his second biggest edge against his rivals. His ratio of first serve unreturned was 39% (above average).

Puncher

High

Fernando Gonzalez was a dominant Puncher. From the back of the court his game mainly turned around his explosive forehand. He made on average 40% more points with that shot than his rivals and that was his biggest edge taken. The single-handed backhand was also Punched but in a much flatter way. He still made 30% more points on that side than his rivals.

Tempo Player

Low

Playing with heavy topspin with the forehand and having a single-handed backhand Fernando Gonzalez cannot be regarded as a Tempo player at all. Tempo players play close to the baseline and take the ball on the rise and this was not his case.

Offensive Player

Low

We can say that the Offensive part was missing to Fernando Gonzalez's game style. Having such a big forehand & serve he could have been much more effective with the 1-2 punch approach that he played only 5% of the time. In total, only 8% of his points were won at the net and this result was below average.

Retriever

Low

Only 33% of Fernando Gonzalez' points were won by the errors of his rivals and this results is below average. Even though he was good on clay, he was not a Retriever at all. He made on average more points & errors than his rivals with the forehand & the backhand.

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