Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

04/12/1986

Birthplace:

Barcelona, Spain

Residence:

Barcelona, Spain

Height:

6'3'' / 191 cm

Weight:

176 lbs / 80 kg

Turned Pro:

2003

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

3942

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

89

Forehand

113

Backhand

90

Volley

61

Marcel Granollers' Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Double Faults (6%)
    * First Serve Won Points (68%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (29%/50%)

Weaknesses:

    * 3 times fewer Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Very low Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (29%/50%)

Forehand

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forheand Inside Out & Inside In
    * Wears his Rivals' Backhand Down with the Forehand
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (46% of the points won)

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 30% fewer Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Backhand Attack on a shor ball
    * Backhand Drop Shot (53% of the points won)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (17%)
    * Varies well all kind of Net Approaches
    * All categories in the Average

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (63%)
    * All categories in the Average

Marcel Granollers' Game Style

Server

Medium

Marcel Granollers can also count on an effective serve to get points with. When his first serve is in, 31% of the time it is unreturned (in the average). Being so defensive from the back of the court, the Serve gives him free points here and there and are very important for him.

Puncher

Medium-low

Even though Marcel Granollers is a clay court specialist, he cannot be regarded as a Puncher at all. He makes on average two times fewer points with the forehand than his rivals. This shot is much mor used to Retrieve than to attack.

Tempo Player

Medium-low

Marcel Granollers can play in Tempo rather close to his baseline with the backhand. However, unlike the Tempo players, his ratio of points with the backhand is below average. It goes the same for the return. It is why he is much more a Counterpuncher (Retriever) than a Tempo player.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

Not having the shots from the back of the court to win points, Marcel Granollers developed an Offensive side to his game. In total, 17% of his points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result stands above average. He varies well all kind of neta approaches: serve & volley, 1-2 punch, baseline approach and chip & charge.

Retriever

Very high

Marcel Granollers is a dominant Retriever. In total, 52% of his points are won by the errors of his rivals and this result is far above the general average of the ATP players. First of all, his game plan is to wear his rivals down extending the baseline rallies, then to be creative as we will see next.

4th ATP Title in Kitzbühel

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