STAN SMITH

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

12/14/1946

Birthplace:

12/14/1946

Residence:

N/A

Height:

6'4'' / 193 cm

Weight:

185 lbs / 84 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

585

Stan Smith's Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (67%)
    * 15% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (63%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (22%)
    * Ratio of of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (5%)

Return

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% more Points & 20% 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 (30%)
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (53%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on average
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on average
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Backhand Drop Shot when played
    * 20% fewer Points for the Same Ratio of Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 60% more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points won at the Net (67%)
    * Serve & Volley (64% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (76%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Stan Smith's Game Style

Server

Medium

Stan Smith was a serve & volleyer with a better volley than serve. He made on average 60% more points than his rivals with the volley but he was dominated with the serve making 15% fewer aces / service winners. He was opting for a high first serve percentage (67%) and won almost as many points with his first (69%) than second serve (63%).

Puncher

Medium

Stan Smith did not play enough baseline rallies (as most of his rivals) to really represent the Punchers. However, the way he hit the forehand pass was more like a Puncher (big take back) than a Tempo player.

Tempo Player

Very low

At the time of Stan Smith, the Tempo players did not really exist. We had to wait for Jimmy Connors to see the first effective Tempo player. Otherwise, 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) were not often used.

Offensive Player

Very high

Stan Smith was a serve & volleyer (Offensive) and 64% of his total points were won playing that game style. On the return games, he came in as soon as he had a chance and like that he won 78% of the points with the baseline approach. At the net his ratio points/errors with the volley was excellent (76%).

Retriever

Very low

Only 29% of Stan Smith's points were won by the errors of his rivals. His goal was to charge the net and he never really waited for his rivals to make mistakes.

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