MAGNUS GUSTAFSSON

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

01/03/1967

Birthplace:

Lund, Sweden

Residence:

Gothenburg, Sweden

Height:

6'1'' / 185 cm

Weight:

172 lbs / 78 kg

Last Update:

September 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

978

Magnus Gustafsson's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (66%)
    * 40% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points (74%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (21%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (11%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Winners / Forcing Errors for the same Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (30%/51%)

Weaknesses:

    * Very high Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (30%/51%)

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Winners / Forcing Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Inside In
    * Won 66% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * First Forehand after the Serve & the Return
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Unforced Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside Out
    * Forehand Drop Shot & Touch (not really played)

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Unforced Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 30% fewer Winners / Forcing Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Very low Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Return Games
    * Won 38% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Won 40% of the Rallies after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Touch & Drop Shot (not really played)

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (74%)
    * Total of Points won at the Net (26%)
    * Serve & Volley (85% of the points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (75% of the points won; 9% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (76%)
    * Chip and Charge (77% of the points won, 3% of his total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Winners / Forcing Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

Magnus Gustafsson's Game Style

Server

Medium-low

Magnus Gustafsson could not be regarded as a Server because his ratio of aces/service winners on first serve was below average (21%). He went for a high first serve percentage (66%) and as a result his opponents made on average 40% more aces/service winners than him.

Puncher

Medium-low

Magnus Gustafsson was a dominant Puncher. He made on average 2 times more winners/forcing errors with his forehand than his opponents and it was by far his biggest edge. It was mainly on his first forehand after his serve (and even return) that he made the difference aginst his rivals with this shot.

Tempo Player

Medium

Magnus Gustafsson was more a Puncher than a Tempo player. He could play with pace close to his baseline and that made him an agressive returner. However, his ratio of points won with the backhand was below average mainly because he ran around his backhand as soon as he had a chance (Puncher).

Offensive Player

Medium-high

We can say that Magnus Gustafsson was a Puncher / Offensive. It means that his main weapon was his forehand but he often followed that shot to the net. In total, 26% of his points were won at the net and it was below most of the legends player (because a lot of them played the serve & volley) but it was more than most of the baseliners.

Retriever

Medium-low

Magnus Gustafsson was a not a Retriever because his game style was to attack with his forehand and often follow that shot to the net. As a result, he played fewer rallies over 5 shots than average and 40% of his points were won by the errors of his opponents.

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