JOZEF KOVALIK

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

11/04/1992

Birthplace:

Bratislava, Slovakia

Residence:

Bratislava, Slovakia

Height:

6'0'' / 183 cm

Weight:

181 lbs / 82 kg

Turned Pro:

2010

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1148

Shots' Ranking 2020

Serve

Return

Forehand

Backhand

Volley

Jozef Kovalik's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (65%)
    * 30% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (54%)
    * First Serve Won Points (66%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (2%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (22%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (0%)​

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 70% more Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * Percentage of Points Won on First & Second Serve in the Average

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Percentage of Points Won on First & Second Serve in the Average

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% more Points for the same Amount of Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line & Inside Out
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Short & Medium Rallies (between 3 & 8 shots)
    * Forehand Attacks on a short ball

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 40% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Short & Medium Rallies (between 3 & 8 shots)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (46% of the points when played)
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball or Lob

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Amount of Points & Errors with the Volley as his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (72%)
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (18%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (73% of the points won)
    * Baseline Approach (8% of the total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Same Amount of Points & Errors with the Volley as his Rivals on Average
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * Return Volley (not really played)

Jozef Kovalik's Game Style

Server

Low

By winning on average 30% less points than his rivals with aces/service winner, Jozef Kovalik can't be regarded as a Server. He opts more for a percentage first serve (65% of first serve in).

Puncher

High

Jozef Kovalik is a dominating Puncher who gets the biggest edge against his rivals by making more points than them with the forehand. The way he Punches is rather flat close to the baseline, like this we can say that he Punches in a Tempo way.

Tempo Player

Medium-high

Playing rather close to the baseline with Pace, Jozef Kovalik also plays in Tempo. However, when compared with his opponents, he only takes an edge with the forehand. Usually, a Tempo player gets better results than his rivals with the backhand but this is not his case.

Offensive Player

Medium

18% of Jozef Kovalik's points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this results stand just above the general average of the ATP players. He mainly uses the forehand approach and that gives him an Offensive side to his game.

Retriever

Medium-high

By winning 45% of the points by the errors of the rivals (above the general average of the ATP players), Jozef Kovalik is not only a Puncher but also a Retriever. This means that he can get points by wearing his opponents down in the medium & long rallies (over 5 shots).

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