TOMMY HAAS

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

04/03/1978

Birthplace:

04/03/1978

Residence:

Bradenton, USA

Height:

6'2'' / 188 cm

Weight:

185 lbs / 84 kg

Last Update:

October 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

3039

Tommy Haas' Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Double Faults (13%)
    * First Serve Won Points (73%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (39%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (54%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (54%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% more Points for the Same Ratio of 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
    * Received 4% fewer Aces/Service Winners than Average
    * Second Serve Return Points Won (51%) ​

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Ratio of Points in the Average with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Won 56% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Long Rallies when played (over 8 shots)
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * Forehand Attacks on a short ball

Weaknesses:

    * 10% fewer Points with the Forehand for the Same Ratio of Errors than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Points in the Average with the Forehand in any Directions
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * First Forehand after the Serve (not enough points)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Almost 2 times more Points for the Same Ratio of Errors than his Rivals on Average
    * Won 45% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * High Ratio of Points with the Bachand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Won 54% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Service Game
    * Backhand Drop Shot (54% of the points won when played)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * All the Categories in the Average
    * Percentage of Points Won in the Average (68%)
    * Total of Points Won in the Average (14%)
    * Volley Points/Errors in the Average (70%)

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * All the Categories in the Average
    * Percentage of Points Won in the Average (68%)
    * Total of Points Won in the Average (14%)
    * Volley Points/Errors in the Average (70%)

Tommy Haas' Game Style

Server

High

Tommy Haas didn't have only effective ground strokes (Puncher), he could also count on an effective Serve to get free points. This package groundstroke / Serve made him an aggressive player all round. Besides, when compared with his rivals, this is with the Serve that he was taking his biggest edge.

Puncher

High

Tommy Haas was a dominant Puncher. Having a single-handed backhand he could Punch on both wings and that made him a very complete baseliner. He still won more points with the Forehand than the backhand but when his results were compared with the rest of the ATP players, he got better results with the backhand.

Tempo Player

Low

As most of the players with a single-handed backhand, Tommy Haas wasn't a Tempo player at all. He didn't really take the ball on the rise to be agressive. He was much more to load his shots before unleashing.

Offensive Player

Medium

Winning 14% of his points at the net (with or without a volley to play), Tommy Haas was a bit Offensive but not too much. The volley was more used to complete his Punching game style than to be Offensive.

Retriever

Medium

Tommy Haas could also Retrieve when he had to but we can't say that he was a Retriever. His game plan was much more to attack with the Punching forehand ore backhand than to count on his opponents errors to win a match.

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