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:

December 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

27'263

Shots' Ranking 2020

Forehand

5

Backhand

4

Volley

38

Novak Djokovic's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same ratio of Aces/Service Winners as his Rivals on Average
    * Same ratio of Aces/Service Winners as his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (65%)
    * First Serve Won Points (73%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (55%)

Return

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Winners/Forcing Errors & 10% fewer Unforced Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Points Won (33%)
    * Second Serve Return Points Won (54%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 25% more Winners/Forcing Errors & 25% fewer Unforced Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 58% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 52% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 64% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 55% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (63% of the points won when played)
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball

Weaknesses:

    * None

Backhand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 50% more Winners/Forcing Errors for the same Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Wins 49% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Wins 54% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 52% of the Rallies after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (54% of the points won when played)
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 40% fewer Unforced Errors for the same ratio of Winners/Forcing 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 (72% of the points won)
    * Volley Winners-Forcing Errors/Unforced Errors Ratio (84%)

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 makes on average the same ratio of aces/service winners as his opponents. 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 as being the best of all time. However, when his numbers are compared with the ones of his opponents, he gets a bigger edge with his forehand than his backhand. It means that his forehand is among the best on the ATP tour too!

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 his forehand or backhand at any time but can also extend the baseline rallies with ease. That makes him the perfect baseliner.

Offensive Player

Medium

Novak Djokovic is probably 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 move forward to take an edge and wins 74% of his net approach.

Retriever

High

When compared with his opponents, Novak Djokovic not only take an edge by making more winners/forcing errors with his forehand & backhand but also takes an advantage by making fewer unforced errors than them with these two shots. 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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