YANNICK NOAH

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

05/18/1960

Birthplace:

Sedan, France

Residence:

N/A

Height:

6'4'' / 193 cm

Weight:

180 lbs / 82 kg

Last Update:

November 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2620

Yannick Noah's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 3 times more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage & Ratio of Aces/Service Winners in the Average (63%/32%)
    * First Serve Percentage & Ratio of Aces/Service Winners in the Average (63%/32%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults & Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve in the Average (8%/4%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (55%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults & Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve in the Average (8%/4%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * High Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (39%)
    * Received 23% fewer Aces/Service Winners than Average
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (51%)

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Winners/Forcing Errors for the Same Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand Return
    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Return

Forehand

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * 25% fewer Unforced Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand in any Direction
    * Won 52% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 55% of the Points after playing a Forehand Slice
    * Forehand Drop Shot (59% of the points when played)
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Very low Ratio of Winners/Forcing with the Forehand in any Direction
    * Won 44% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Won 47% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 45% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Won 41% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% fewer Unforced Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 40% fewer Winners/Forcing with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Very low Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Backhand Pass
    * Won 48% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Won 44% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Won 49% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)

Volley

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 40% more Winners/Forcing Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (55%)
    * Serve & Volley (34% of the total won points)
    * Baseline Approach (12% of the total won points)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (76%)
    * Chip and Charge (5% of the total won points)

Weaknesses:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (59%)

Yannick Noah's Game Style

Server

High

Playing the serve & volley most of the time, Yannick Noah could count on an effective serve. When that first serve was in, 32% of the time it was an ace or a service winner. His serve also helped him to get easy first volleys.

Puncher

High

From the back of the court, Yannick Noah had limited weapons and this was probably the reason why he was always charging the net. Nonetheless, his groundstrokes were more the ones of a Puncher than a Tempo player.

Tempo Player

Very low

From the back of the court, Yannick Noah had limited weapons and this was probably the reason why he was always charging the net. Nonetheless, his groundstrokes were more the ones of a Puncher than a Tempo player.

Offensive Player

Very high

Yannick Noah was a serve & volleyer which is part of the Offensive player. 55% of his total points were won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this was far above the average. Besides playing the serve & volley (34% of this total points won) Yannick Noah also used the 1-2 punch approach, the baseline approach and the chip & charge (these three kind of approach represented 21% of this total points won). At the net, he had an excellent volley making only 24% of errors.

Retriever

Medium-low

From the back of the court, Yannick Noah was more a Retriever than a Puncher or a Tempo player. His main goal was to charge the net as soon as he could but sometimes he had to put back in play several balls before doing so. In that regard, he was a Retriever.

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