GRIGOR DIMITROV

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

05/16/1991

Birthplace:

Haskova, Bulgaria

Residence:

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Height:

6'3'' / 191 cm

Weight:

179 lbs / 81 kg

Turned Pro:

2008

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

7588

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

68

Forehand

11

Backhand

54

Volley

43

Grigor Dimitrov's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winner as his Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winner as his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (63%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (12%)
    * First Serve Won Points (75%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (37%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Return as his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (52%)

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Return as his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points & high Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 15% more Points & 30% fewer Errors than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 60% of the Points when he plays a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 55% of the Points when he plays two Forehand Cross in a row
    * Wins 63% of the Points when he plays a Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 52% of the Points when he plays two Forehand Inside Out in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Forehand Attack on a short ball

Weaknesses:

    * None

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * 10% fewer Points & 10% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Wins 60% of the Points when he plays 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Wins 52% of the Points when he plays a Backhand Slice

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (72%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (76% of the points won)
    * Baseline Approach (7% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (77%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Grigor Dimitrov's Game Style

Server

Medium-high

Grigor Dimitrov can really count on an effective serve. Besides giving him free points, this shot allows him to dictate the baseline rally with the forehand right from the start.

Puncher

High

Grigor Dimitrov is a dominating Puncher who controls the game with his topspin forehand. Like the best Punchers in the world, this shot allows him to get a double edge against his rivals: more points & less errors. The single-handed backhand is also played with topspin but Grigor Dimitrov doesn't win enough point on that side to be regarded as an aggressive backhand Puncher.

Tempo Player

Low

Grigor Dimitrov can't be regarded as a Tempo player because most of the time this category of player has a two handed backhand which allows them to take the ball on the rise. Nevertheless, he is capable to play with pace when he has to.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

This is mainly by following the forehand to the net that Grigor Dimitrov uses his Offensive side. 15% of his points are won at the net which stands in the average of the ATP players.

Retriever

Medium

When compared with his rivals, Grigor takes a bigger edge with the forehand by making less errors than by making more points than them. This shows how good of a Retriever Grigor Dimitrov also is. Using the backhand slice a lot, this shot is also more a Retrieving than an attacking shot.

ATP Finals 2007 Title

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