KAREL NOVACEK

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

03/30/1965

Birthplace:

Prostejov, Czech Republic

Residence:

Boca Raton, USA

Height:

6'3'' / 191 cm

Weight:

180 lbs / 82 kg

Last Update:

February 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

849

Karel Novacek's Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Aces/Service Winners & 2 times fewer Double Faults than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (57%)
    * First & Second Serve Won Points in the Average (70%/50%)
    * First & Second Serve Won Points in the Average (70%/50%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (5%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 40% more Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (32%)
    * Received 10% fewer Aces/Service Winners than Average
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (53%)

Weaknesses:

    * 10% more Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return

Forehand

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 56% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Points & 10% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line, Inside Out & Inside In
    * Won 35% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Won 42% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Short & Medium Rallies (3-8 shots)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times more Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 70% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Won 53% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * First Backhand after the Serve
    * Won 45% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Won 47% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Total of Points Won at the Net (23%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (8% of the total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (8% of the total won points)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (81%)

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

Karel Novacek's Game Style

Server

Medium

Karel Novacek had a Serve in the average. His first & second serve won points were in the average and it went the same for his ratio of aces/service winners. He counterbalanced a low first serve percentage by a low ratio of double faults.

Puncher

Medium

From the back of the court, Karel Novacek could be regarded as a Puncher. However, he took a bigger edge with his single-handed backhand than with his forehand against his rivals.

Tempo Player

Low

Karel Novacek did not represent the Tempo player at all. Possessing a single-handed backhand he did not play close to his baseline with pace. He was more waiting for the ball to come down in order to hit it with topspin.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

In total, 22% of Karel Novacek’s points were won at the net and this result was above average. He varied well his net approaches (serve & volley, 1-2 punch & baseline approach). In that regard, he could be regarded as a Puncher / Offensive Player.

Retriever

Medium

In total, 40% of Karel Novacek’s points were won by the errors of his rivals and this result stand in the average. As a clay court specialist, he could also play longer rallies and benefit from his opponents’ errors.

US Open 1/2 1994

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