KEN ROSEWALL

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

11/02/1934

Birthplace:

11/02/1934

Residence:

N/A

Height:

5'9'' / 175 cm

Weight:

150 lbs / 68 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

708

Ken Rosewall's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First & Second Serve Won Points in the Average (70%/49%)
    * 2 times fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First & Second Serve Won Points in the Average (70%/49%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (13%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (0%)

Return

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 50% more Points & 30% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (37%)
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (56%)

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% fewer Errors for the same Ratio of Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball

Weaknesses:

    * Baseline Forehand (not really played)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Points & 40% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Baseline Backhand (not really played)
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball (when serving & volleying)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times fewer Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points won at the Net (48%)
    * Serve & Volley (34% of his total points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (5% of his total points won), Baseline Approach (7% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (72%)
    * Chip & Charge (3% of his total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

Ken Rosewall's Game Style

Server

Low

Ken Rosewall wasn't a Server at all because only 12% of his first serve in were unreturned and this result was below all the other Australian stars of his era. He dominated with this shot and had to find more solutions on his return games to counterbalance it.

Puncher

Low

Ken Rosewall didn't play enough baseline rallies (as did most of his rivals) to really represent the Punchers. Besides, his backhand was mainly played with slice which is much more the trademark of the Offensive players or the Retrievers. The only time he Punched a bit his forehand is when he used the forehand approach.

Tempo Player

Very low

At the time of Ken Rosewall and the other Australian stars, the Tempo players didn't really exist. It was all about serving & volleying and from the back of the court they had much more a Punching technique than a Tempo one. The take backs were rather big and the two-handed backhand (trademark of the Tempo players) weren't often used.

Offensive Player

Very high

Ken Rosewall was a serve & volleyer but in comparison with the other Australian stars of his era he varied much more the other net approaches than them. He could play the 1-2 punch approach right after his serve, the baseline approach or the chip & charge and his results were excellent. However, because of this lack of serve & volley (in comparison with his rivals), he made on average 20% less points with the volley than them.

Retriever

Medium

Playing more baseline rallies than his rivals, Ken Rosewall won 45% of his points by the errors of his rivals (which was 10-15% more than them.) Although he was more an Offensive player, he could also Retrieve.

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