GORAN IVANISEVIC

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

09/13/1971

Birthplace:

Split, Croatia

Residence:

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Height:

6'4'' / 193 cm

Weight:

180 lbs / 82 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1876

Goran Ivanisevic's Strengths

Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 80% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (55%)
    * First Serve Won Points (81%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (13%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (59%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (8%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2.5 times more Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (28%/48%)

Weaknesses:

    * 60% more Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (28%/48%)

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% more Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * First Forehand after the Serve
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Won 45% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 37% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Medium Rallies (between 5 & 8 shots)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Won 55% of the Points after plaiyng 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * 20% fewer Points & 20% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Won 38% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Won 42% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Return Games (too many errors)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (43% of the points won)

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 80% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points (81%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (59%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (8%)

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (55%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (13%)

Goran Ivanisevic's Game Style

Server

Very high

Goran Ivanisevic was a serve & volleyer with a better Serve than volley. His biggest edge against his rivals was taken with the Serve making on average 80% more points than them with that shot. When his first serve was in 59% of the time it was unreturned.

Puncher

Very high

From the back of the court, Goran Ivanisevic was a Puncher. On clay, he could play longer rallies and take risks constantly with his forehand. However, on faster surface he was much more a server & volleyer than a Puncher.

Tempo Player

Low

Even though Goran Ivanisevic played rather close to his baseline he could not be regarded as a Tempo player. His backhand got results below average and this shot is usually the best of the Tempo players.

Offensive Player

High

As said previously, Goran Ivanisevic was often a serve & volleyer (Offensive). 38% of his total points were won playing that game style. On his return games, he also used the baseline approach. At the net, Goran Ivanisevic could miss a couple of forehand or backhand volleys (35%).

Retriever

Low

Winning only 32% of his points by the errors of his rivals, Goran Ivanisevic was nothing but a Retriever. His Serve was too big and he was too Offensive to count on his opponents' mistakes to win a match.

Wimbledon 2001

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