RAINER SCHUETTLER

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

04/25/1976

Birthplace:

04/25/1976

Residence:

Baech, Switzerland

Height:

5'11'' / 180 cm

Weight:

163 lbs / 74 kg

Last Update:

October 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1195

Rainer Schuettler's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Won Points & First Serve Unreturned in the Average (70/30%)
    * 20% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Double Faults (7%)
    * First Serve Percentage (57%)
    * First Serve Won Points & First Serve Unreturned in the Average (70/30%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (29%/50%)

Weaknesses:

    * 15% fewer Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (29%/50%)

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 10% more Points for the Same Ratio of Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Forehand Attack on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 10% fewer Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (73%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (83% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Rainer Schuettler's Game Style

Server

Medium-low

When compared with his rivals, Rainer Schuettler was the most dominated with his Serve making on average 20% fewer points than them. When his first serve was in, 30% of the time it was unreturned and this result was slightly 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 he had the forehand attack. Even though he made on average only 10% more points with the forehand than his rivals he was really effective with that shot when he played it 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 he had the court position close to his baseline, the rather flat shots and the capacity to take the ball on the rise on the backhand side.

Offensive Player

Medium

Besides being a complete baseline player, Rainer Schuettler could also win points at the net. In total, 13% of his points were won coming in and this result stand in the average of the ATP players. His most effective way to move forward was the 1-2 punch approach right after his serve (83% 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 he had the backhand & return consistency. He made on average 20% fewer errors with the backhand and 30% with the return.

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