ALEX DE MINAUR

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

02/17/1999

Birthplace:

Sydney, Australia

Residence:

Alicante, Spain

Height:

6'0'' / 183 cm

Weight:

152 lbs / 69 kg

Turned Pro:

2015

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Last Update:

December 2020

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Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

3641

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

17

Forehand

67

Backhand

41

Volley

22

Alex de Minaur's Strengths

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Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Won Points (73%)
    * 20% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (52%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (30%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (2%)
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Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% fewer Unforced Errors for the same Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (53%)

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
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Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 15% fewer Unforced Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 57% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 55% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 58% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * Forehand Drop Shot (53% of the points won when played)
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand Inside Out
    * Wins 44% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
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Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Unforced Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 25% fewer Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 54% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Medium & Long Rallies (over 5 shots)
    * Wears his Rivals Down with the Backhand
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball or Lob
    * Backhand Drop Shot (66% of the points won)
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Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times fewer Unforced Errors for the same Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Serve & Volley when played (89% of the points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (7% of his total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (8% of his total points won)
    * Volley Winners-Forcing Errors/Unforced Errors Ratio (78%)

Weaknesses:

    * Chip and Charge (30% of the points won)

Alex de Minaur's Game Style

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Server

Medium-low

Alex de Minaur is not a Server because his ratio of aces/service winners is just below average (30%). Nonetheless, being excellent from the back of the court, his Serve still gives him previous extra points here and there.

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Puncher

Medium-low

When he has time, Alex de Minaur behaves like a flat Puncher with the forehand. He likes to run around the backhand to hit forehands but he does not win enough points with this shot to be regarded as a real Puncher.

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Tempo Player

Medium

The way Alex de Minaur Retrieves is in Tempo (Counterpuncher). Otherwise, he cannot really be regarded as a Tempo player because he makes on average fewer winners/forcing errors with the backhand than his opponents. A true Tempo player would be much more agressive with this shot than him.

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Offensive Player

Medium-high

17% of Alex de Minaur's total points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this number stands just above the general average of the ATP players. It is part of his game style to follow his forehand (and also backhand) to the net from the back of the court.

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Retriever

High

Winning 49% of his points by the errors of his rivals, Alex de Minaur is a dominant Retriever. His quickness, defensive skills and fighting spirit makes him one of the best Counterpuncher on tour.

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