MIKAEL PERNFORS

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

07/16/1963

Birthplace:

Malmo, Sweden

Residence:

Hollviksnas, Sweden

Height:

5'8'' / 173 cm

Weight:

150 lbs / 68 kg

Last Update:

October 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1171

Mikael Pernfors' Strengths

Serve

1 Star

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (67%)
    * 2 times fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points (60%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (13%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (48%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (0%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Very high Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (37%)
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (53%)

Weaknesses:

    * Very high Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% more Points & 30% fewer Errors 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 in any Direction
    * Won 58% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 65% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Won 60% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Won 59% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * Worn the Rivals' Backhand Down with the Forehand
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball, Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross & Inside Out

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Won 41% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Touch & Drop Shot
    * Won 40% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Pass
    * Won 42% of the points after playing a Backhand Slice

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage & Total Points Won at the Net in the Average (66%/13%)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (80%)

Weaknesses:

    * 4 times fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage & Total Points Won at the Net in the Average (66%/13%)

Mikael Pernfors' Game Style

Server

Very low

Mikael Pernfors could not be regarded as a Server at all. He made on average 2 times fewer aces/service winners than his rivals and always had to win his matches from the back of the court.

Puncher

Very low

The way Mikael Pernfors Retrieved was with Punch. It means that besides wearing his rivals down with his forehand he could also attack effectively on that side. When compared with his rivals he had a double edge with the forehand making on average more points and fewer errors than them.

Tempo Player

Medium

On the backhand side, Mikael Pernfors could play in Tempo close to his baseline but his goal was more to run around his backhand to hit a topspin forehand. Nonetheless, his defensive skills on the backhand side were good and he got an edge with the backhand against his opponents.

Offensive Player

Medium

Mikael Pernfors could come to the net to get an edge but his game style did not represent the Offensive player. He was much more the one counterpunching them. However, when he had a chance he moved forward and got a total points won at the net in the average (13%).

Retriever

High

Mikael Pernfors was a dominant Retriever. In total, 49% of his points were won by the errors of his rivals and this result was above average. As a complete Retriever, he was outstanding on both sides when he had to play with touch or to pass. That made him a very tricky player to face for the Offensive players of his time.

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