GUILLERMO VILAS

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

08/17/1952

Birthplace:

08/17/1952

Residence:

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Height:

5'1'' / 180 cm

Weight:

165 lbs / 75 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1186

Guillermo Vilas' Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (67%)
    * 20% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points in the Average (69%)
    * First Serve Won Points in the Average (69%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (52%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (19%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (11%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (0%)

Return

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Points/Errors with the Return in the Average
    * First Serve Return Won Points (36%)
    * Second Serve Return Points Won (52%)

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Points/Errors with the Return in the Average

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Won 52% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 52% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Won 58% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Return Games (Consistency)
    * Worn the Rivals' Backhand Down with the Forehand
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 15% fewer Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 50% more Points & 40% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Won 37% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Won 47% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Pass
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Total of Points won at the Net (28%)
    * Serve & Volley on grass (17% of his total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (8% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (79%)

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (61%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (3% of his total points won)
    * Chip and Charge (not really played)

Guillermo Vilas' Game Style

Server

Low

Opting for a high first serve percentage, Guillermo Vilas could not be regarded as a Server at all. He made on average 20% fewer aces/service winners than his rivals and did not count on this shot to win a match.

Puncher

Low

Guillermo Vilas was much more a Retriever than a Puncher. When the baseline rallies started he made on average fewer points with the forehand & the backhand than his rivals. His main game plan was much more to make his opponents crack first than to attack them.

Tempo Player

Low

Playing with topspin on both side, Guillermo Vilas could not be regarded as a Tempo player at all. Tempo players play close to the baseline and take the ball on the rise and this was not his case.

Offensive Player

Medium

When he played on clay, Guillermo Vilas wasn't an Offensive player at all but when he played on grass he often played the serve & volley. We can say that he really adapted his game to the surface and like this he won 4 slams (2 on clay & 2 on grass).

Retriever

Very high

Guillermo Vilas was a dominant Retriever. 52% of his points were won by the errors of his rivals and this result was far above average. Besides being as solid as a rock he had one of the best passing-shot of his generation. In total 50% of his points won with the forehand & backhand were actually passing-shots.

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