IVAN LENDL

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

03/07/1960

Birthplace:

03/07/1960

Residence:

Goshen, USA

Height:

6'2'' / 188 cm

Weight:

175 lbs / 79 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2542

Ivan Lendl's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * None
    * First Serve Won Points (74%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (55%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * First Serve Return Points Won (37%)
    * Second Serve Return Points Won (54%)

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 50% more Points & 10% fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand in any Direction
    * Won 58% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 63% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Won 52% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Won 58% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Short & Medium Rallies (between 3 & 8 shots)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (57% of the points won)
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball, Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * None

Backhand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Errors for the same Ratio of Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * Very low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Won 55% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Won 53% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Total of Points Won at the Net (33%)
    * Serve & Volley when played (17% of his total points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (6% of his total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (9% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (71%)

Weaknesses:

    * Almost 2 times fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

Ivan Lendl's Game Style

Server

Medium-high

As a complete player, Ivan Lendl also took an edge with his Serve against his Rivals making on average 20% more points with them with that shot. However, when his first serve was in, 36% of the time it was unreturned and this result was in the average (and not above).

Puncher

Medium-high

Ivan can be regarded as a dominant Puncher because his best shot was his forehand. When compared with his rivals he had a double edge with that shot making on average 50% more points & 10% less errors. He could be dangerous with this shot at any time and in any directions.

Tempo Player

Low

Ivan Lendl cannot be regarded as a Tempo player because his game style was not to take the ball on the rise close to the baseline. Possesing a single-handed backhand he prefered to let the ball go down before hitting it (Puncher or Retriever).

Offensive Player

Medium

Ivan Lendl cannot be regarded as an Offensive player but he still won 33% of his total points at the net (above average). He could play some serve & volley, the 1-2 puncha right after his serve or the baseline approach. At the net he had a good hand missing only 29% of his volleys.

Retriever

High

Ivan Lendl was not only an outstanding Puncher, he was an excellent Retriever too. 37% of his points were won by the errors of the rivals which stands in the average of the ATP players. However, when compared with his rivals, he was much more solide than them with his backhand making on average 30% less errors.

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