IVO KARLOVIC

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

02/28/1979

Birthplace:

Zagreb, Croatia

Residence:

Miami, USA

Height:

6'11'' / 211 cm

Weight:

230 lbs / 105 kg

Turned Pro:

2000

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

3979

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

129

Forehand

128

Backhand

129

Volley

45

Ivo Karlovic's Strengths

Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * None
    * First Serve Percentage (67%)
    * First Serve Won Points (81%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (65%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (55%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners Ratio on Second Serve (17%)

Return

1 Star

Strengths:

    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Points & 3 times more Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (21%)
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (41%)

Forehand

1 Star

Strengths:

    * None

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Wins 33% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Forehand Drop Shot & Touch
    * Forehand Pass

Backhand

1 Star

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * None
    * 40% less Points & 2 Times more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Very low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line & Cross
    * Wins 35% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Backhand Touch
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of the Points Won at the Net (58%)
    * Serve & Volley (49% of his total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 1-2 Punch Approach (2% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (60%)

Ivo Karlovic's Game Style

Server

Very high

Ivo Karlovic is simply the best Server of all time. He has a very high first serve percentage (68%), ratio of unreturned (68%), first serve won points (86%) & second serve won points (59%). His ratio of second serve winners is even better than one fifth of the ATP players' first serve ratio of aces/service winners.

Puncher

Medium

From the back of the court on his return games, Ivo Karlovic is a Puncher. However, his forehand results are far below the average of the ATP players and he wins far less rallies than his rivals on average.

Tempo Player

Low

Ivo Karlovic plays rather close to his baseline but cannot be regarded as a Tempo player at all. His backhand & return are his worst shots and he is strongly dominated by his rivals.

Offensive Player

Very high

Most of the time, Ivo Karlovic plays the serve & volley (Offensive). This is the best way to optimize his serve and to avoid the baseline rallies where he is strongly dominated by his rivals. On his return games, he will come in as soon as he has a chance.

Retriever

Medium-low

Ivo Karlovic cannot be regarded as a Retriever. Nonetheless, when he has to play a baseline exchange (on his return games), the way he plays his backhand with slice is mainly in a Retrieving way.

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