ERNESTS GULBIS

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

08/30/1988

Birthplace:

Riga, Latvia

Residence:

Jurmala, Latvia

Height:

6'3'' / 191 cm

Weight:

187 lbs / 85 kg

Turned Pro:

2004

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

4041

Shots' Ranking 2020

Serve

Return

Forehand

Backhand

Volley

Ernests Gulbis' Strengths

Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Double Faults (16%)
    * First Serve Won Points (77%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (49%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (8%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2.5 times more Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times more Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (46%)

Forehand

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * Forehand Drop Shot (68% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Errors for the Same Ratio of Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Forehand Pass

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 2.5 times more Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 60% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Service Games
    * Backhand Attack on a short ball
    * Backhand Drop Shot (60% of the points won)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (72%)

Weaknesses:

    * 10% fewer Points at the Net than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the net (10%)
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Ernests Gulbis' Game Style

Server

Very high

Ernests Gulbis is among the best Server on the ATP tour. He makes on average 40% more points with this shot than his rivals and this is by far his biggest edge taken. When his first serve is in, 49% of the time it is unreturned and this result is above the general average of the ATP players.

Puncher

Low

When compared with his rivals, Ernests Gulbis is the most dominated with his forehand making on average 40% more errors than them. The way he hits the forehand is much more like a Tempo player (rather flat & close to his baseline) than a Puncher (topspin). As a result, his ratio of forehand point is as high as the one of his opponents but not the one of errors.

Tempo Player

High

From the back of the court Ernests Gulbis is a Tempo player. Standing close to his baseline, he makes on average 2.5 times more points with his backhand & return than his rivals but also much more errors.

Offensive Player

Medium-low

Ernests Gulbis cannot be regarded as an Offensive player because only 11% of his total points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result is just below average. He is more a player hitting strong from the baseline than a player coming in as soon as he has a chance.

Retriever

Low

Winning only 31% of his points by the errors of his rivals, Ernests Gulbis is not a Retriever at all. His game style is to Serve big and then to attack with his Tempo game style from the back of the court.

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