DAVID GOFFIN

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

12/07/1990

Birthplace:

Rocourt, Belgium

Residence:

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Height:

5'11'' / 180 cm

Weight:

154 lbs / 70 kg

Turned Pro:

2009

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

5160

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

61

Forehand

25

Backhand

17

Volley

97

David Goffin's Strengths

Serve

3 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 Won Points (75%)
    * First Serve Percentage (56%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (39%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (12%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (52%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (2%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points (31%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (51%)

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% fewer Errors for the Same Amount of Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 58% of the Points after playing his Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 56% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 63% of the Points after playing his Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Short & Medium Rallies (between 3 & 8 shots)
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * Forehand Drop Shot (31% of the points won)

Backhand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 50% more Points & 10% fewer 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 47% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a Row
    * Wins 52% of the Points after playing his Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (56% of the points won)
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (73%)
    * Serve & Volley when played (85% of the points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (74% of the points won)
    * Baseline Approach (7% of his total points won)
    * Chip & Charge when played (75% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio

David Goffin's Game Style

Server

Medium

David Goffin can't be regarded as a Server but he still gets free points with his serve. In total, 22% of his points are won with aces/service winners which stands in the average of the ATP players.

Puncher

High

From the back of the court, David Goffin is also an excellent Puncher. He uses his forehand to attack when he has a chance. Nonetheless, this is with the forehand down the line that he is the most effective!

Tempo Player

Very high

Playing close to the baseline, David Goffin is an excellent Tempo player. This is with the backhand that he takes his biggest edge against his rivals on average. Being so fast around the court, he is capable to cut the angle off and hit the backhand when the ball is on the rise. This is the position where he is the most effective!

Offensive Player

Medium

Being capable to take the ball on the rise or attack any dead ball with topspin, David Goffin often follows his forehand/backhand to the net. Like that, 15% of his points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result stands in the average of the ATP players.

Retriever

Medium-high

Being so fast on a tennis court and defending well, David Goffin also wins points by the errors of his Rivals as a Retriever. In total, 43% of his points are won that way which is in the average of the ATP players. In that regard, the backhand is often used to counterpunch and he can also use the topspin forehand to wear the rivals down.

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