THOMAS MUSTER

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

10/02/1967

Birthplace:

10/02/1967

Residence:

Leibnitz, Austria

Height:

5'10'' / 180 cm

Weight:

170 lbs / 77 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1582

Thomas Muster's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (72%)
    * 30% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (58%)
    * First Serve Won Points (66%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (7%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (15%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (0%)

Return

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 70% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (33%)
    * Received 10% fewer Aces/Service Winners than Average
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (52%)

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% more Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside In
    * Won 55% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 58% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Worn his Rivals' Backhand down with his Forehand
    * Forehand Effectiveness in all kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * None

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Points & 40% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Won 37% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Won 45% of the Poitns after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Total of Points Won at the Net (17%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach when played (73% of the points won)
    * Baseline Approach (10% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (80%)

Weaknesses:

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

Thomas Muster's Game Style

Server

Low

Opting for a high first serve percentage, Thomas Muster could not be regarded as a Server at all. He made on average 30% fewer aces/service winners than his rivals and did not count on this shot to win a match.

Puncher

Low

Besides being a Retriever, Thomas Muster was also an excellent Puncher. When compared with his rivals he took a big edge making on average 20% more points with his topspin forehand than them. His lefty forehand strategy was to wear his rivals down with the forehand cross and to attack them with the forehand down the line.

Tempo Player

Low

Playing with topspin on both side, Thomas Muster could not be regarded as a Tempo player at all. Tempo players play close to their baseline and take the ball on the rise and this was not his case.

Offensive Player

Medium

Thomas Muster was not only a baseline player he could also come in to get an edge (Offensive). In total, 17% of his point were won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result stand just above average. His favorite way to move forward was the baseline approach with his forehand.

Retriever

High

Thomas Muster was an outstanding Retriever. His main game plan was to destroy his rivals' backhand down and as a consequence he made on average 40% fewer errors on that side than them. In total, 48% of his points were won by the errors of his opponents and this reulst was far above the average of the ATP players of his time.

Roland Garros 1995

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