SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

05/29/1978

Birthplace:

Marseille, France

Residence:

Boca Raton, USA

Height:

5'9'' / 175 cm

Weight:

160 lbs / 73 kg

Last Update:

October 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1442

Sebastien Grosjean's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Second Serve Won Points (53%)
    * 20% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Double Faults (7%)
    * First Serve Percentage (55%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (30%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Points for the same Ratio of Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (35%)
    * Received 9% fewer Aces/Service Winners than Average
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (53%)

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 50% more Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * Won 63% of the Points after playing two Forehands Cross in a row
    * Won 53% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Short & Medium Rallies (between 3 & 8 shots)
    * Forehand Approach
    * Forehand Drop Shot (65% of the points when played)
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line & Inside Out
    * Won 46% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 46% of the Points after playing two Forehands Inside Out in a row

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * 20% fewer Points for the Same Ratio of Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Won 52% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Won 34% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Pass
    * Backhand Drop Shot (41% of the points won)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (18%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (9% of his total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (8% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (63%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * Chip and Charge (not really played)

Sebastien Grosjean's Game Style

Server

Medium-low

Sebastien Grosjean's strategy was to take risk on his first serve to increase his ratio of unreturned. Like that and despite his size he wasn't too much dominated with that shot against his rivals.

Puncher

Medium-low

Sebastien Grosjean was a dominant Puncher. His main shot was the forehand and he was really effective when he run around the backhand to hit it. The forehand return was also one of his main weapon. Usually effective returns are played close to the baseline with Tempo but Sebastien Grosjean was Punching it on the second serve return.

Tempo Player

Medium-low

As a rather short player, Sebastien Grosjean was comfortable taking the ball on the rise with the backhand. However, his game style was much more to run around the backhand as a Puncher.

Offensive Player

Medium

When Sebastien Grosjean had a chance, he often followed his Punching forehand to the net. In his case, we can say that he was sometimes a Punching/Offensive player.

Retriever

Medium

Sebastien Grosjean was more a Puncher than a Retriever but when the rallies extended he could still be effective. Fast around the court, his counterpunching & defensive skills were also excellent and allowed him to win 41% of his points by the errors of his opponents (in the average of the ATP players).

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