PRAJNESH GUNNESWARAN

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

11/12/1989

Birthplace:

Chennai, India

Residence:

Chennai, India

Height:

6'2'' / 188 cm

Weight:

176 lbs / 80 kg

Turned Pro:

2012

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

688

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

119

Forehand

92

Backhand

126

Volley

126

Prajnesh Gunneswaran's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)
    * First Serve Percentage (65%)
    * First Serve Won Points (73%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (38%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (52%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (5%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * None

Weaknesses:

    * 60% more Errors with the Return for the Same Ratio of Points than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (23%)

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% more Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Wins 62% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Service Games

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Wins 48% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Return Games
    * Forehand Touch & Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

1 Star

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * None
    * 30% fewer Points & 50% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Wins 44% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 40% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Service Games
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (75%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach when played (78% of the points won)
    * Baseline Approach when played (70% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 4 times fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (50%)

Prajnesh Gunneswaran's Game Style

Server

High

Prajnesh Gunneswaran has an excellent lefty serve. When compared with his rivals, this is by far with this shot that he takes his biggest edge. He makes on average more aces/service winners and less double faults than them.

Puncher

High

Prajnesh Gunneswaran is a dominant Puncher. When compared with his rivals he makes on average 30% more points & errors with the forehand than them. From the back of the court this is really with this shot that makes him win or lose a match.

Tempo Player

Medium-low

Even though Prajnesh Gunneswaran's backhand is played rather flat in Tempo close to the baseline, this shot is not effective enough to be the one of a Tempo player. He is much more a Puncher that runs around his backhand than a Tempo player taking the ball on the rise.

Offensive Player

Medium-low

Prajnesh Gunneswaran is more effective with the forehand approach than at the net with his volley. He can't be regarded as an Offensive player because he doesn't come in enough.

Retriever

Medium

From the back of the court, Prajnesh Gunneswaran doesn't only Punch but he can also Retrieve. Against aggressive opponents, he is forced to be more defensive on the forehand side and in that case he can be a Retriever sometimes.

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