STEVE DARCIS

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

03/13/1984

Birthplace:

Liege, Belgium

Residence:

Dolembreux, Belgium

Height:

5'9'' / 78 kg

Weight:

171 lbs / 78 kg

Turned Pro:

2003

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2900

Shots' Ranking 2020

Serve

Return

Forehand

Backhand

Volley

Steve Darcis' Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Won Points (72%)
    * 30% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (52%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (2%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * None

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Points & 10% more Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Receives 9% more Aces/Service Winners than Average
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (46%)

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * Almost 2 times more Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross, Down the Line & Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * None

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Backhand Slice
    * 40% fewer Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Very Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Service Games

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (74%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach
    * Baseline Approach

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (63%)

Steve Darcis' Game Style

Server

Medium

Steve Darcis' first & second serve won point are just above average but he is dominated by his rivals by making 30% less aces/service winners than them. It means that he possesses a better baseline game than Serve.

Puncher

Very high

Steve Darcis is a dominant Puncher who makes on average almost two times more points with the forehand than his rivals. Out of the five possible shots (serve, return, forehand, backhand & volley) this is the only shot he takes an edge against his opponents on average.

Tempo Player

Medium-low

Steve Darcis' forehand is so effective that he can also sometimes take the ball on the rise like a Tempo player. However, because of his single-handed backhand he is much more a Puncher than a Tempo player.

Offensive Player

Medium

When he has a chance, Steve Darcis often follows his big forehand to the net. In total, 16% of his points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result stands in the average. However, his forehand approach is better than the quality of his volley.

Retriever

Medium

Steve Darcis is not only capable of attacking with the forehand, his ratio of errors with this shot is still below the average of the ATP players. Besides, the way he plays the backhand slice is mainly by Retrieving.

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