RICHARD KRAJICEK

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

12/06/1971

Birthplace:

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Residence:

Muideberg, The Netherlands

Height:

6'5'' / 196 cm

Weight:

209 lbs / 95 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1423

Richard Krajicek's Strengths

Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 80% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (47%)
    * First Serve Won Points (81%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (11%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (54%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (9%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (30%/48%)

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Points % 30% more Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (30%/48%)

Forehand

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * Forehand Attacks on a short ball

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Points & 20% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions (because of the serve & volley)
    * Won 40% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 43% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand on the Return Games (too many errors)
    * Forehand Touch & Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 2 times 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 & Down the Line
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Won 23% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Pass
    * Won 37% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Won 43% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)

Volley

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points won at the Net (70%)
    * Serve & Volley (61% of his total points won)
    * Chip and Charge (4% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (73%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Richard Krajicek's Game Style

Server

Very high

Richard Krajicek was a dominant Server who made on average 80% more aces/service winners than his rivals. It was by far his best shot and when that first serve was in 54% of the time it was unreturned.

Puncher

Very high

From the back of the court, Richard Krajicek was a Puncher. Even though he won less points on average with the forehand than his opponents he still took risks with this shots when he could. The lower ratio of points is explained by the fact that Richard Krajicek was much more at the net than average.

Tempo Player

Low

Richard Krajicek wasn't a Tempo player at all. He could take the ball on the rise on the forehand side but it was more to Punch it than to play it in Tempo. The single-hand backhand was more played in a Retrieving way with slice.

Offensive Player

Very high

Richard Krajicek was a serve & volleyer (Offensive) with a huge Serve. 70% of his points were won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this results was far above average. He mainly played the serve & volley (61% of his total points won) but also the chip & charge and the baseline approach. At the net he had a good hand missing only 27% of his volleys.

Retriever

Low

Only 26% of Richard Krajicek's points were won by the errors of his rivals and this result was far below average. He didn't count on his opponents' mistakes to win a match but when he had to play backhands (mainly on his return games) he often Retrieved with slice.

Wimbledon 1996

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