KAREN KHACHANOV

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

05/21/1996

Birthplace:

Moscow, Russia

Residence:

Dubai, UAE

Height:

6'6'' / 198 cm

Weight:

192 lbs / 87 kg

Turned Pro:

2013

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

3511

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

63

Forehand

81

Backhand

56

Volley

73

Karen Khachanov's Strenghts

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * None
    * First Serve Won Points (74%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (41%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (55%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 60% more Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (53%)

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand as his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 55% of the points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 55% of the points after playing a Forehand Inside In

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand as his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 47% of the points after playing two Forehand Cross in a row
    * Wins 39% of the points after playing two Forehand Inside Out in a row
    * Forehand Drop Shot & Touch (not really played)

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% more Points & 30% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 47% of the points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Backhand Attacks on a Short Ball
    * Backhand Drop Shot when played (60% of the points)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (75%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (82% of the points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * Return Volley (not really played)

Karen Khachanov's Game Style

Server

High

The shot with which Karen Khachanov takes the biggest edge agains his rivals is the Serve. He makes on average 20% more aces/service winners than them and when his first serve is in, 41% of the time this serve is unreturned (above the average of the ATP players).

Puncher

Medium-high

Karen Khachanov isn't only a Tempo player, he is also a Puncher capable of accelerating low paced balls with the forehand. However, as said previously, the backhand results are still better than the forehand ones but the forehand is in constant progress and his improvement in this area of the game mainly explains the excellent results he got in 2018.

Tempo Player

High

Karen Khachanov is a dominent Tempo player. He plays close to this baseline and hits really strong on both side. Nonetheless, for the moment he still makes more the difference against his rivals with the backhand than the forehand. Karen Khachanov, like most of the Tempo player, can also count on an effective return of serve.

Offensive Player

Medium

Lately Karen Khachanov has been developing more the Offensive side in his game. The volley improved a lot and now he can count on this shot to win extra points. 14% of his points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result stands in the average of the ATP players.

Retriever

Medium

Even though Karen Khachanov can't be regarded as a Retriever, he can extend the baseline rally when he has to and gets good results doing so. Nonetheless, he plays these long rallies with pace like a Tempo player and the errors he collects from his rivals are in a way forced by his pace.

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