MARIN CILIC

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

09/28/1988

Birthplace:

Medjugorje, Bosnia

Residence:

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Height:

6'6'' / 198 cm

Weight:

196 lbs / 89 kg

Turned Pro:

2005

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

8027

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

34

Forehand

50

Backhand

95

Volley

106

Marin Cilic's Strengths

Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (55%)
    * First Serve Won Points (75%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (45%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (54%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (6%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (5%)

Return

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 10% more Points & 15% fewer Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (31%)
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (51%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 50% more Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross & Inside In
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 52% of the Points after playing Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 60% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 58% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Service Games
    * Forehand Attack on a short ball

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * Wins 35% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Forehand Drop Shot (48% of the points won)

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points & Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of Points & Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Wins 55% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Wins 53% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Backhand Drop Shot (48% of the points won)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage & Total of Points Won at the Net in the Average (68%/12%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (70% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage & Total of Points Won at the Net in the Average (68%/12%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Marin Cilic's Game Style

Server

High

Marin Cilic can be regarded as a dominant Server. When compared with his rivals, he takes his biggest edge with the quality of his Serve making on average 20% more aces/service winners than them. When his first serve is in 45% of the time it is unreturned and this result stands above the general average of the ATP players.

Puncher

High

From the back of the court, Marin Cilic is a Puncher. This is with the forehand that he takes risks and gets another edge against his rivals. However, this risky mind-set with the forehand leads him to a higher ratio of points but also errors than his opponents.

Tempo Player

Medium-high

Marin Cilic is not only a Puncher he is also a Tempo player when the baseline exchange starts. This is not especially with the backhand that he makes the difference against his rivals but more with his return. His return technique is excellent allowing him to take the ball on the rise with ease on both sides.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

Marin Cilic cannot be qualified as an Offensive player. However, he gets results in the average with most of the Offensive categories. Having a big serve and a big forehand, this is more likely on his first forehand after his serve that he would come in (1-2 punch approach).

Retriever

Low

Marin Cilic cannot be regarded as a Retriever. Winning 37% of his points by the errors of his rivals (below average) most of the time he will be the first one to attack in the rally.

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