LLEYTON HEWITT

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

02/24/1981

Birthplace:

02/24/1981

Residence:

Melbourne, Australia

Height:

5'10'' / 178 cm

Weight:

170 lbs / 77 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

6342

Lleyton Hewitt's Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Won Points (74%)
    * 40% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (53%)
    * First Serve Percentage (51%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (2%)

Return

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times fewer Errors for the same Ratio of Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (32%)
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (58%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 10% more Points & 30% fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand in any Directions
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 57% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 63% of the Points after playing two Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 54% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Wore his Rivals Down with the Forehand
    * Forehand Attacks on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Almost 2 times fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 20% fewer Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * Wins 55% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Wins 46% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Wore his Rivals Down with the Backhand
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (72%)
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (16%)
    * Serve & Volley when played (83% of the points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (72% of the ponts won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio
    * Baseline Approach (6% of his total won points)

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

Lleyton Hewitt's Game Style

Server

Medium-low

Lleyton Hewitt went for big on his first Serve. As a consequence he had a low first serve percentage but got a ratio of unreturned in the average (34%). Despite all his effort, he couldn't be regarded as a Server but this high risk on his first serve helped him a lot agains the best players on tour.

Puncher

Medium-low

Even though Lleyton Hewitt's ratio of points with the forehand was slightly better than the one of his rivals, he couldn't be regarded as a Puncher. Hitting rather flat and close to his baseline, the forehand was more played in a Tempo than in a Punching way.

Tempo Player

Medium

Playing close to his baseline, Lleyton Hewitt Retrieved with Tempo. He was as effective with the forehand as with the backhand and could win points with these two shots. His ratio of points won with the forehand was even 10% biggest than the one of his rivals. Lleyton Hewitt could also count on one of the best return in the history of tennis.

Offensive Player

Medium

Lleyton Hewitt wasn't only Retrieving from the back of the court, he knew when he had to come in to get an edge. He varied well his net approach and could count on an effective volley with a low ratio of errors.

Retriever

Very high

Lleyton Hewitt was a dominant Retriever and in his case a dominant Counterpuncher. He won 49% of his points by forcing the rivals into errors. Quick around the court, he had outstanding defending and played tennis as a chess master.

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