MARCELO RIOS

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

12/26/1975

Birthplace:

Santiago, Chile

Residence:

Santiago, Chile

Height:

5'9'' / 175 cm

Weight:

160 lbs / 73 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1491

Marcelo Rios' Stengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners as his Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners as his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points just in the Average (69%)
    * First Serve Won Points just in the Average (69%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (54%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (26%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (35%)
    * Receives 11% less Aces/Service Winners than Average
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (52%)

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% more Points & 10% 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 Inside Out & Inside In
    * Won 56% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 55% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Approach
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the medium & long Rallies
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * Forehand Drop Shot & Touch (not really played)

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 20% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * Very High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * First Backhand Attack after the Return
    * Won 41% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Attack on a short ball
    * Backhand Drop Shot (58% of the points when played)
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Total of Points won at the Net (18%)
    * Serve & Volley when played (86% of the points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (7% of his total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (7% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio

Weaknesses:

    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Marcelo Rios' Game Style

Server

Medium-low

Marcelo Rios cannot be regarded as a Server but his ratio of aces/service winners was not so far from the general average. However, this was much more from the back of the court that he made the difference against his rivals in a match.

Puncher

Medium-low

Marcelo Rios was not only a Tempo player but also a Puncher. When compared with his rivals, his best shot was the forehand. He could do everything on that side: play in Tempo, Counterpunch and off course Punch.

Tempo Player

High

Taking the ball on the rise close to his baseline, Marcelo Rios could be regarded as a Tempo player. He was making on average 20% more points with the forehand but also 30% more with the backhand.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

When he had a chance, Marcelo Rios often followed his forehand or backhand to the net. In total 18% of his points were won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result was above average. His favorite ways to come in was the 1-2 punch and the baseline approach but he could also surprise his rivals from time to time with a serve & volley.

Retriever

Medium

As a complete baseline, Marcelo Rios could also Retrieve, extend the rallies and win points by the errors of his rivals. However, he cannot be regarded as a Retriever because he was much more the one dictating the rallies than the opposite.

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