JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

09/23/1988

Birthplace:

Tandil, Argentina

Residence:

Tandil, Argentina

Height:

6'6'' / 198 cm

Weight:

214 lbs / 97 kg

Turned Pro:

2005

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

10'098

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

46

Forehand

28

Backhand

31

Volley

101

Juan Martin del Potro's Strengths

Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Aces/Service Winners & 40% fewer Double Faults than his Rivals on Average
    * None
    * First Serve Percentage (65%)
    * First Serve Won Points (75%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (40%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (54%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Very low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * Receives 6% fewer Aces/Service Winners than Average
    * Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return in the Average

Weaknesses:

    * Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return in the Average

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% fewer Errors for the same Ratio of Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross & Inside Out
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line & Inside In
    * Wins 54% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 57% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 63% of the Points when he plays a Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 60% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * None

Backhand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Errors for the same Amount of Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average​
    * Wins 43% of the Points when he plays a Backhand Slice
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Service Games (consistency)
    * Wins 52% of the Points when he plays two Backhand Cross in a row

Volley

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (73%)

Weaknesses:

    * 3 times less Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of the Points Won at the Net (8%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Juan Martin del Potro's Game Style

Server

High

The shot with which Juan Marin del Potro gets the bigger edge against the rivals is the Serve. He makes on average more aces/service winners & less double faults. The Serve could have been placed before the Punch in his case.

Puncher

High

Juan Martin del Potro's main weapon from the back of the court is the Punching Forehand. However, his forehand is a mix of Punch, Retrieve & Tempo. Punch because he constantly puts pressure to his rivals, Retrieve because he gets an edge against the rivals by making less errors than them on that side and Tempo because the forehand is also played with pace close to the baseline.

Tempo Player

Medium-high

Juan Martin del Potro is a Puncher who plays close to the baseline in Tempo. Like this Punch & Tempo work together. Another area where he is a good Tempo player is the backhand that he plays almost flat.

Offensive Player

Low

Winning only 8% of his points at the net, Juan Marin del Potro can't be regarded as an Offensive player at all. However, when he comes in he wins 73% of the points which is above the average of the ATP players. It means that he mainly moves forward to finish a points dominated from the back of the court.

Retriever

Medium-high

Juan Martin del Potro's use of the court geometry is just perfect. To sum it up briefly, 2/3 of the time he plays cross putting pressure & 1/3 of the time he goes down the line (without taking extra risks) to change the game pattern. As a consequence, when compared with the rivals, he dominates them from the back of the court by making 30% less errors with the forehand & backhand. His game plan allows him to make less errors than average himself and constantly put pressure on his rivals. In that regard, he is also a Retriever.

US Open 2009

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