Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

08/17/1992

Birthplace:

Kiev, Ukraine

Residence:

Arlington, USA

Height:

5'11'' / 180 cm

Weight:

175 lbs / 80 kg

Turned Pro:

2010

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2723

Shots' Ranking 2020

Serve

110

Return

19

Forehand

49

Backhand

57

Volley

64

Denis Kudla's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Second Serve Won Points (54%)
    * 40% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points (65%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (25%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% more Points & 20% less Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (52%)

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * Receives 4% more Aces/Service Winners than Average

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 10% more Points for the same Ratio of Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 62% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Forehand Effectiveness in Long Rallies (over 8 shots)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (62% of the points won)
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside out & Inside In

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 20% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line & Cross
    * Very high Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line & Cross
    * Wins 63% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 44% of the Points after playing two Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Total of Points Won at the Net (16%)
    * Baseline Approach (9% of the total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (65%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)

Denis Kudla's Game Style

Server

Medium-low

Although Denis Kudla has strongly improved his serve during his career, he is still dominated by the rivals with this shot. As an expert stats, I would say that meanwhile he improved his serve (ratio of aces/service winners), the quality of his backhand decreased.

Puncher

Medium

Denis kudla really improved the quality of his forehand during his career and now he is capable of flat Punching when needed. But he is still more a Tempo player than a Puncher because of his court position close to the baseline and the way he hits the balls (rather flat).

Tempo Player

High

Even though Denis Kudka's forehand results are slightly better than the backhand's one (because of a very high ratio of errors), he is a dominating Tempo player. Playing close to the baseline and hitting rather flat on both side, he takes the ball on the rise and is agressive with the forehand, backhand & return.

Offensive Player

Medium

16% of Denis Kudla's points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this results in the average. As a Tempo player, he uses the forehand & backhand approach and most of the time it happens during the baseline rallies.

Retriever

High

Denis Kudla is quick around the court and besides playing with Tempo, he also Retrieves. In his case, we would say that he is more a Counterpuncher. 46% of his points are won by the errors of the rivals and 15% of his rallies are played above 8 shots. These two results stand above the general average of the ATP players.

Kudla's Backhand Down the Line

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