ROGER FEDERER

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

08/08/1981

Birthplace:

Basel, Switzerland

Residence:

Switzerland

Height:

6'1'' / 185 cm

Weight:

187 lb / 85 kg

Turned Pro:

1998

Last Update:

December 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

32'047

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

26

Forehand

14

Backhand

25

Roger Federer's Strengths

Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Aces/Service Winners & 40% fewer double faults than his Rivals on Average
    * None
    * First Serve Won Points (78%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (44%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (59%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (5%
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (5%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 25% 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
    * First Serve Return Won Points (31%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 25% more Winners/Forcing Errors & 10% fewer Unforced Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * Wins 55% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 61% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 57% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 66% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * Forehand Approach & Attack on a short ball
    * Forehand Drop Shot (67% of the points won when played)
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball & Pass

Weaknesses:

    * None

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 15% fewer Unforced Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 15% fewer Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Wins 45% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 54% of the Rallies after playing 2 Backhands Cross
    * Wins 49% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Service Games (consistency)
    * Backhand Attack on a short ball
    * Backhand Touch on a shor ball
    * Backhand Drop Shot (58% of the points won when played)
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * Almost 2 times more Winners/Forcing Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (73%)
    * Total of the Points Won at the Net (22%)
    * Serve & Volley (77% of the points won), 1-2 Punch Approach (76% of the points won), Baseline Approach (73% of the points won), Chip & Charge (55% of the points won)
    * Volley Winners-Forcing Errors/Unforced Errors Ratio (80%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Roger Federer's Game Style

Server

High

Roger Federer has one of the most effective serve on the ATP tour. Accurate & powerful, this shot gives him free point on a regular basis but also allows him to attack right after it. Roger Federer would have never achieved all he has done without such an effective weapon!

Puncher

Medium-high

Roger Federer is really effective with the Punching forehand in every direction and at any moment in the rallies. The forehand technique is as superb as efficient/effective. Nonetheless, this is on his first forehand after his serve that he gets most of his points. His favorite offensive game plan is the 1-2 punch approach and it connects his serve, forehand and volley.

Tempo Player

Medium

Roger Federer plays close to the baseline with pace. However, we cannot say that he is a real Tempo Player. The forehand is more played in a Punch/Tempo way which means that he hits that shot with topspin close to the baseline. The backhand can be played in two different ways: Retrieving / Tempo or Punch. The Retrieving / Tempo backhand is the one he plays very close to the baseline with pace and most of the time cross. His goal with that shot is to be consistent. But sometimes, he also likes to take risks with the backhand down the line and he plays that shot with Punch.

Offensive Player

High

Roger Federer is the player on the ATP tour who varies the best all kind of net approaches (serve & volley, 1-2 punch approach, baseline approach & return volley). In total, 22% of his points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this is above the average of the ATP players. Besides being good charging the net, Roger Federer has one of the best hand at the net. His winners-forcing errors/unforced errors ratio with this shot is exceptional!

Retriever

Medium

Roger Federer is not only a fantastic offensive player, he can also be an excellent Retriever when he has to. His defensive game style is better than average, he can counterpunch effectively too. As said previously, this is mainly with the backhand that Roger Federer Retrieves the most and is very consistent. The backhand can be played with slice too which is regarded as a Retrieving shot too.

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