RAINER SCHUETTLER

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

04/25/1976

Birthplace:

Korbach, Germany

Residence:

Baech, Switzerland

Height:

5'11'' / 180 cm

Weight:

163 lbs / 74 kg

Last Update:

August 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1948

Rainer Schuettler's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Second Serve Won Points (55%)
    * 40% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Double Faults (8%)
    * First Serve Percentage (55%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (28%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% fewer Unforced Errors for the same Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (29%/49%)

Weaknesses:

    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (29%/49%)

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 15% more Winners/Forcing Errors & 10% fewer Unforced Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 65% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 60% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Return Games
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 45% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Won 44% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Unforced Errors for the same Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Won 56% of the Rallies after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Won 53% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Backhand Pass
    * Backhand Drop Shot (56% of the points won when played)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage & Total of Points Won at the Net in the average (69%/12%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach when played (79% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 50% fewer Winners/Forcing Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage & Total of Points Won at the Net in the average (69%/12%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Rainer Schuettler's Game Style

Server

Medium-low

When compared with his opponents, Rainer Schuettler was the most dominated with his Serve making on average 40% fewer aces/service winners than them. It was by far his biggest difference with his rivals. When his first serve was in, 28% of the time it was unreturned and this result was below average.

Puncher

Medium-low

Rainer Schuettler's game style from the back of the court was between a dominant Tempo player, a dominant Puncher and a dominant Retriever. From the Puncher side he had the forehand attacks. He made on average only 15% more winners/forcing errors with the forehand than his rivals and was really effective with he aimed that shot down the line.

Tempo Player

Medium-high

Rainer Schuettler's game style from the back of the court was between a dominant Tempo player, a dominant Puncher and a dominant Retriever. From the Tempo player side he had the court position close to his baseline, the rather flat shots and the ability to take the ball on the rise especially on the backhand side.

Offensive Player

Medium

Besides being a complete baseline player, Rainer Schuettler could also win points at the net. In total, 12% of his points were won moving forward and this result stand in the average of the ATP players but was below the average of the Legends. His most effective way to move forward was the 1-2 punch approach right after his serve (79% of the points won).

Retriever

Medium-high

Rainer Schuettler's game style from the back of the court was between a dominant Tempo player, a dominant Puncher and a dominant Retriever. From the Retriever side he had the backhand & return consistency. He made on average 20% fewer errors with the backhand and 30% with the return. In total, 48% of his points were won by the unforced errors of his opponents and this number was below the average of the Legends.

Australian Open 2003

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