IVAN LJUBICIC

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

03/19/1979

Birthplace:

03/19/1979

Residence:

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Height:

6'4'' / 193 cm

Weight:

202 lbs / 92 kg

Last Update:

October 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2649

Ivan Ljubicic's Strengths

Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 50% more Aces/Service Winner than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (58%)
    * First Serve Won Points (80%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (55%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (53%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (4%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (5%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 60% more Points than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Second Serve Won Points (52%)

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Errors than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Errors
    * First Serve Return Won Points (26%)
    * Receives 8% more Aces/Service Winners than Average

Forehand

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * First Forehand Attack after the Serve
    * Ratio of Points & Errors in the ATP Average in any Forehand Direction
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Errors than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Points & Errors in the ATP Average in any Forehand Direction
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Return Games
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)
    * Forehand Touch (not really played)

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 30% more Errors wth the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Backhand Drop Shot
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Not a Single Category Below Average

Weaknesses:

    * Not a Single Category Above Average

Ivan Ljubicic's Game Style

Server

Very high

Ivan Ljubicic was a dominating Server. Making on average 50% more aces/service winners than his rivals, it was by far the shot with which he took the biggest edge against them. When his first serve was in 55% of the time it was unreturned and this result was far above the general average of the ATP players.

Puncher

Very high

From the back of the court, Ivan Ljubicic was a Puncher. He made on average slightly more points with the forehand & the single-handed backhand. It was right after his serve that he was the most effective with these shots.

Tempo Player

Medium-low

Ivan Ljubicic could take the ball on the rise or play with pace but he couldn't be regarded as a Tempo player. He was more a Puncher than a Tempo player because of the single-handed backhand and the fact he was more waiting for the ball to go down than to take it on the rise.

Offensive Player

Medium

14% of Ivan Ljubicic's points were won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this was in the average. We can't say that he was an Offensive player but he knew when to come in to get an edge. It was on his first shot after his serve that he was more likely to move forward (1-2 punch approach).

Retriever

Medium-low

When the baseline rallies started, Ivan Ljubicic wasn't only an aggressive Puncher but he could also Retrieve. However, he wasn't counting on his rivals' errors to win a match and only 32% of his points were won by the mistakes of his opponents (below average).

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