NOVAK DJOKOVIC

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

05/22/1987

Birthplace:

Belgrade, Serbia

Residence:

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Height:

6'2'' / 188 cm

Weight:

170 lbs / 77 kg

Turned Pro:

2003

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

22'294

Shots' Ranking 2020

Forehand

5

Backhand

4

Volley

38

Novak Djokovic's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% more Aces/Service Winners & 40% fewer Double Faults than his Rivals on Average
    * None
    * First Serve Percentage (65%)
    * First Serve Won Points (73%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (55%)

Return

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Points Won (34%)
    * Second Serve Return Points Won (55%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% more Points & 20% less Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Wins 60% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 51% of the Points after playing two Forehand Cross in a row
    * Wins 68% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (66% of the points won)
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * None

Backhand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 50% more Points & 10% less Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Wins 53% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 58% of the Points after playing two Backhand Cross in a row
    * Wins 53% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (57% of the points won)
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball & Backhand Pass

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 40% fewer Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (74%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (76% of the points won)
    * Baseline Approach (73% of the points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (76%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Novak Djokovic's Game Style

Server

Medium

Novak Djokovic's first serve effectiveness stands in the average of the ATP players and he only takes a very small edge with the Serve against his rivals. But given the quality of his baseline game, the fact that he is not dominated by his opponents with this shot is actually a huge edge for him.

Puncher

High

Everybody talks about Novak Djokovic's backhand but when his results are compared with the one of his rivals, the advantage he takes with the forehand is almost two times bigger. It means that his Punching forehand is just huge!

Tempo Player

High

Playing close to the baseline with pace, Novak Djokovic is one of the best (if not the best) Tempo player in the world. He is capable of attacking with the forehand and backhand at any moment but can also extend the rallies with ease. That makes him a very effective baseliner.

Offensive Player

Medium

Novak Djokovic is the most complete player on the ATP tour and as a consequence he also takes an edge at the net with the quality of his volley. He knows when he has to come in to take an edge and wins 74% of the points with his net approach.

Retriever

High

When compared with his rivals, Novak Djokovic not only take an edge by making more points with the forehand & the backhand, he also takes an advantage by making less errors than them with these shots. This is because the quality of his Retrieve is just outstanding. When it comes to defend or counterpunch he is one of the best in the business.

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