KEVIN ANDERSON

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

05/18/1986

Birthplace:

Johannesburg, South Africa

Residence:

Gulf Stream, USA

Height:

6'8'' / 203 cm

Weight:

208 lbs / 95 kg

Turned Pro:

2007

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

4694

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

75

Forehand

68

Backhand

74

Volley

56

Kevin Anderson's Strenghts

Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Aces/Service Winners on Average than the Rivals
    * Ratio of Double Faults (11%)
    * First Serve Percentage (64%)
    * First Serve Won Points (78%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (51%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (53%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (11%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% more Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return

Weaknesses:

    * 60% more Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Receives 11% more Aces/Service Winners than Average
    * First Serve Return Won Points (25%)

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand then his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions in the Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 54% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 55% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 66% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 53% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * First Forehand Attacks after the Serve (often approach)

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand then his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions in the Average
    * First Forehand after the Return (too many errors)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (33% of the points won)
    * Forehand Touch (not really played)

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Backhand Attacks after the Serve
    * 20% fewer Points for the same Ratio of Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 36% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 32% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Wins 30% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Return Games

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (18%)
    * Serve & Volley (5% of his total points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (7% of his total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (64%)
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Kevin Anderson's Game Style

Server

Very high

Kevin Anderson is a dominant Server. When compared with his rivals, he takes by far his biggest edge with the quality of his serve. He makes on average 40% more aces/service winners than his opponents. When his first serve is in, 51% of the time it is unreturned.

Puncher

Medium-high

From the back of the court, Kevin Anderson is an aggressive Puncher. He likes to dictate the baseline rallies with his forehand. However, he doesn't get more points on average with his forehand than his rivals but this is because his Serve takes so much place in his game than he has less chances to make more points with the forehand.

Tempo Player

Medium-low

From the back of the court, Kevin Anderson is not only a Puncher, he can also play the backhand in a Tempo way close to his baseline. However, the backhand results are below average and that doesn't really make him a Tempo player.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

Kevin Anderson uses his big serve to play sometimes the serve & volley (5% of his total points won) or the 1-2 puncher approach right after his serve (7% of his total points won). In total, 18% of his points are won at the net and this is above the average of the ATP players.

Retriever

Low

Having such a big Serve and being so aggressive from the back of the court, Kevin Anderson wins only 31% of his points by the errors of his rivals. This result is far below average and he can't be regarded as a Retriever at all.

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