KAROL KUCERA

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

03/04/1974

Birthplace:

03/04/1974

Residence:

Bratislava,Slovak Republic

Height:

6'1'' / 185 cm

Weight:

193 lbs / 88 kg

Last Update:

February 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

994

Karol Kucera's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Won Points (75%)
    * 15% fewer Aces/Service Winners & 80% more Double Faults than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (57%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (48%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (14%)

Return

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Points & 2.5 times fewer Errors 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
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (52%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 15% fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross & Inside In
    * Won 53% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * First Forehand after the Serve & Return

Weaknesses:

    * 10% fewer Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line & Inside Out
    * Won 41% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Medium & Long Rallies (over 5 hots)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 50% more more Points & 20% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average​
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Won 47% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * First Backhand after the Return
    * Won 49% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Long Rallies (over 8 shots)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)
    * Bachand Touch on a short ball
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Total of Points Won at the Net (20%)
    * Serve & Volley when played (76% of the points won; 7% of his total points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (72% of the points won; 7% of the total won points)
    * Chip and Charge (2% of his total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Baseline Approach (51% of the points won)

Karol Kucera's Game Style

Server

Medium-low

When compared with his rivals, the shot with which Karol Kucera was the most dominated was the Serve. He made on average 15% fewer aces/service winners and 80% more double faults than his rivals.

Puncher

Medium-low

From the back of the court, Karol Kucera was much more a Tempo player than a Puncher. His forehand results still stand in the average but the way he hit this shot was close to the baseline and rather flat.

Tempo Player

High

Karol Kucera is a good example of a Tempo player. Playing close to his baseline and rather flat, he mainly made the difference in a match with the quality of his return & backhand.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

In total, 20% of Karol Kucera’s points are won at the net and this result was just above the average of the ATP players. He could use the serve & volley or the 1-2 punch in an effective way.

Retriever

Medium-high

Karol Kucera made on average fewer errors with the forehand and the backhand than his rivals. It did not mean that he was a Retriever but besides being a Tempo player he could also counterpunch. In total, 43% of his points were won by the errors of his rivals and this result stand in the average.

Beating Agassi at the US Open 1998

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