CARLOS MOYA

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

08/27/1976

Birthplace:

08/27/1976

Residence:

Geneva, Switzerland

Height:

6'3'' / 191 cm

Weight:

190 lbs / 86 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1637

Carlos Moya's Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (52%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (25%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Return Won Points (36%)
    * Received 11% fewer Aces/Service Winners than Average
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (52%)

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 60% more Points & 20% fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * Won 53% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 55% of the points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Won 62% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Won 51% 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 (68% of the points won)
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball, Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * None

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * 15% fewer Points for the Same Ratio of Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Very low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * Backhand Pass
    * Won 48% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Won 35% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * First Backhand after the Serve & Return

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Total of Points Won at the Net (19%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (8% of his total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (10% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (88%)

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Carlos Moya's Game Style

Server

Medium

Carlos Moya could count on a decent serve but was still dominated against the best Servers of his era. However, when he had to face weaker Servers than him he could get an edge by making more aces/service winners than them.

Puncher

Medium

Carlos Moya was a dominant Puncher. When compared with his rivals, he took his biggest edge with the forehand attack making on average 60% more points than them. He could be dangerous with the forehand in any positions on the court and at any time. The way he hit the backhand was topspin in a Punching way too but his results were not as good as with the forehand.

Tempo Player

Medium-low

Carlos Moya could not be regarded as a Tempo player because his main game plan was to dominate his rivals with the quality of his topspin forehand. Tempo players take the ball on the rise close to their baseline, possess aggressive backhands and play rather flat.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

From the back of the court, Carlos Moya could be qualified as a Puncher/Offensive. It means that when he had a chance, he often followed his big forehand to the net. His favorite ways to come in were the 1-2 punch right after his serve or the baseline approach. In total, 19% of his points were won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result was above the general average of the ATP players.

Retriever

Medium-high

Even though Carlos Moya was much more a Puncher than a Retriever, he could still use his forehand to extend the baseline rallies and wear his rivals down. On average, he made 20% fewer errors with the forehand than his rivals. In total, 47% of his points were won by the errors of his rivals and that result was in the average.

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