PABLO CUEVAS

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

01/01/1986

Birthplace:

Concordia, Argentina

Residence:

Salto, Uruguay

Height:

5'11'' / 180 cm

Weight:

176 lbs / 80 kg

Turned Pro:

2004

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1844

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

100

Forehand

34

Backhand

77

Volley

114

Pablo Cuevas' Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners as his Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners as his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points & Unreturned in the Average (69%/30%)
    * First Serve Won Points & Unreturned in the Average (69%/30%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (54%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (30/48%)

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Points & 10% more Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (30/48%)

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% more Points & 10% fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside In & Inside Out
    * Wins 60% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Service Games
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * Forehand Drop Shot (55% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Points for the Same Ratio of Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line in the Average
    * Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line in the Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Backhand Drop Shot (42% of the points won)

Volley

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * None

Weaknesses:

    * 2.5 times fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (10%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (4% of his total points won)
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Pablo Cuevas' Game Style

Server

Medium

For a clay court specialist, Pablo Cuevas can count on an effective Serve. Against some solid baseliners, he can take a precious edge by making more aces/service winner than them.

Puncher

High

As a clay court specialist, Pablo Cuevas is a dominant Puncher. He makes on average more points with his topspin forehand & backhand than his rivals. However, this is really with the forehand that he can dangerous from the back of the court, especially with the inside out & the inside out.

Tempo Player

Low

Playing with topspin on both side, Pablo Cuevas is not a Tempo player at all. Tempo players hit flatter and closer to the baseline than him.

Offensive Player

Medium-low

Pablo Cuevas can't be regarded as an Offensive player. Only 10% of his points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result is below the average of the ATP players.

Retriever

Medium-high

Even though Pablo Cuevas is more a Puncher than a Retriever, he can also extend the baseline rallies and be effective this way. He has the double advantage with the forehand making on average more points (Puncher) but also less errors (Retriever) than his opponents. In total 45% of his points are won by the errors of his rivals and this is above the general average of the ATP players.

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