ANDY RODDICK

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

08/30/1982

Birthplace:

08/30/1982

Residence:

Austin, USA

Height:

6'2'' / 188 cm

Weight:

195 lbs / 88 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

7435

Ady Roddick's Strengths

Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Aces/Service Winners & 2 Times fewer Double Faults than his Rivals on Average
    * None
    * First Serve Percentage (68%)
    * First Serve Won Points (78%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (50%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (58%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (6%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (8%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Errors for the Same Ratio of Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (46%)

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 40% fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross, Down the Line & Inside In
    * Won 54% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 58% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * First Forehand Attack after the Serve
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Points than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Medium Rallies (between 5 & 8 shots)

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 20% fewer Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Won 51% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)
    * Won 56% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Won 57% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points won at the Net (16%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (7% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (74%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Andy Roddick's Game Style

Server

Very high

Andy Roddick was a dominant Server. When compared with his rivals this is by far with the Serve that he took his biggest edge making on average 40% more points with this shot than them. He is one of the first Server (if not the first) to combine a high first serve percentage (68%) and ratio of unreturned (50%). That made him one of the greatest Server of all time!

Puncher

Very high

At the beginning of his career Andy Roddick was more a Puncher than a Retriever. He took risks with his topspin forehand and won many points this way. However, he spent more time being a Retriever than a Puncher.

Tempo Player

Medium-low

Andy Roddick could take the ball on the rise close to his baseline with his backhand but it was mainly to Retrieve. His game plan was often to play cross in Tempo in order to wear his rivals down. Nonetheless, the Tempo players are much more aggressive than him with their backhand and also their return.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

Besides Retrieving, Andy Roddick also developped an Offensive side to his game. In total, 16% of his points were won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result stand jsut above the average of the ATP players. His favorite way to come in was the 1-2 punch approach right after his big Serve.

Retriever

High

From the back of the court, Andy Roddick was a Retriever. His game plan was to be as solid as a rock and he made on average 40% fewer errors with the forehand and 30% with the backhand than his rivals.

US Open 2003

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