JOHAN KRIEK

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

04/05/1958

Birthplace:

Pongola, South Africa

Residence:

Naples, USA

Height:

5'9'' / 175 cm

Weight:

168 lbs / 76 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

467

Johan Kriek's Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners as his Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners as his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points (78%)
    * First Serve Percentage (51%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve in the Average (34%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve in the Average (34%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (10%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (0%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 3 times more Points for the same Ratio of Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (53%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2.5 more Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * Won 57% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 62% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Attack on a short ball
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross, Inside Out & Inside In
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

1 Star

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * 2.5 times more Errors for the Same Ratio of Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Very low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Won 42% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Won 20% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Won 40% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (38% of the points won)

Volley

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (50%)
    * Serve & Volley (29% of his total points won), Chip & Charge (4% of his total points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (6% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (74%)
    * Baseline Approach (10% of his total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Johan Kriek's Game Style

Server

Medium

Johan Kriek had a Serve in the average of the players of his time. He made on average the same ratio of aces/service winners which means that he could take an edge with this shot against the weaker Server but not the best in that business.

Puncher

Medium

From the back of the court, Johann Kriek was a Puncher. He often took risks with his forehand and made on average 2.5 times more points with his forehand than his rivals. He could also Punch sometimes his single-handed backhand but the results were not as good as the ones with the forehand. His return was also Punched and he won many points this way.

Tempo Player

Low

Johan Kriek could not be regarded as a Tempo player because the quality of his backhand was far below average and he mainly used the slice on that side. Tempo players are effective with their backhand taking the ball on the rise close to their baseline.

Offensive Player

High

Johan Kriek was an Offensive player. In total, 50% of his points were won at the net (with ro without a volley to play) and this results was far above the average fo the ATP players. He varied well all kind of net approaches but the one he did the most remained the serve & volley (29% of his total won points). At the net, he had a good hand missing only 26% of his volleys.

Retriever

Low

Winning only 28% of his points by the errors of his Rivals, Johan Kriek was nothing but a Retriever. His mind-set was so Offensive and aggressive that he did not count on his rivals' errors to win a match.

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