STEVE JOHNSON

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

12/24/1989

Birthplace:

Orange, USA

Residence:

Redondo Beach, USA

Height:

6'2'' / 188 cm

Weight:

190 lbs / 86 kg

Turned Pro:

2012

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

3561

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

94

Forehand

48

Backhand

92

Volley

35

Steve Johnson's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (57%)
    * First Serve Won Points (76%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (42%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (54%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (5%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * First Serve Won Points (27%)

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% more Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line & Inside Out
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 57% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 62% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Inside Ou in a row
    * First Forehand Attack after the Serve
    * Forehand Drop Shot (55% of points won)
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 10% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Wins 34% of the Points after playind 2 Forehands Cross in a row

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 30% fewer Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Wins 53% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Very low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Wins 46% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Wins 44% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Return Games
    * Backhand Drop Shot (40% of points won)
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley as his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (20%)
    * Varies well all kind of Net Approaches
    * Serve & Volley (72% of points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (9% of total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (72%)

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley as his Rivals on Average

Steve Johnson's Game Style

Server

Medium-high

Steve Johnson can count on an effective Serve. When that first serve is in 42% of the time it is unreturned and this result is above average. Besides giving him free points this shot helps him to get short returns that he can attack with his forehand.

Puncher

High

Steve Johnson can be regarded as a dominant Puncher because the shot with which he takes his biggest edge against his rivals is the forehand. However, this is when he follows his forehand to the net that he is the most effective (Offensive) and he can count on an excellent first serve for his favorite way to come ine: 1-2 punch right after the serve.

Tempo Player

Low

Steve Johnson is not a Tempo player at all. The quality of his backhand & return is below average and he is not effective taking the ball on the rise.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

Steve Johnson is not only a Puncher but also an Offensive player. In total 20% of his points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result is above the general average of the ATP players. As said previously he mainly uses the forehand approach to be Offensive.

Retriever

Medium-low

Steve Johnson cannot be regaded as a Retriever. His main plan is to take risks with his serve, his forehand and at the net. However, the slice backhand is more played in a defensive (Retrieve) than in an Offensive way.

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