MACKENZIE MCDONALD

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

04/06/1995

Birthplace:

Piedmont, USA

Residence:

Orlando, USA

Height:

5'10'' / 178 cm

Weight:

160 lbs / 73 kg

Turned Pro:

2016

Last Update:

December 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1218

Shots' Ranking 2020

Serve

116

Forehand

40

Backhand

69

Volley

68

Mackenzie McDonald's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage & First Serve Won Points in the Average (62%/72%)
    * 30% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage & First Serve Won Points in the Average (62%/72%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (22%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (45%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times fewer Unforced Errors for the same Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand Return
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (52%)

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Return Won Points (26%)

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% more Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * Wins 55% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 65% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Medium Rallies (5-8 shots)
    * Forehand Approach
    * Forehand Attacks on a short ball
    * Forehand Drop Shots (57% of the points won when played)

Weaknesses:

    * 15% more Unforced Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Cross & Inside In
    * Wins 47% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 45% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Long Rallies (over 8 shots)
    * Forehand Touch

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 50% more Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 40% more Unforced Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors & Unforced Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line in the Average
    * Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors & Unforced Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line in the Average
    * Wins 51% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 48% of the Rallies after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Wins 29% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Drop Shot & Touch (not really played)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Volley as his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (21%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (72% of the points won, 9% of his total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (11% of his total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Volley as his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (65%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * Chip & Charge (35% of the points won)
    * Volley Winners-Forcing Errors/Unforced Errors Ratio (64%)

Mackenzie McDonald's Game Style

Server

Low

This is with the Serve that Mackenzie McDonald is the most dominated by his rivals. This first & second serve effectiveness are below average and he makes 40% fewer aces/service winners than his opponents.

Puncher

High

Mackenzie McDonald is a dominant flat Puncher. His game style mainly turns around his effective forehand and as a result the biggest edge he gets against his opponents from the back of the court is with this shot.

Tempo Player

High

Playing close to the baseline with pace, Mackenzie McDonald is also a good Tempo player. The backhand & the return get numbers in the average or above because he is comfortable taking the ball on the rise or counterpunching. Besides, the way he plays the Punching forehand is also with Tempo which means that he plays that shot rather flat and close to the baseline.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

21% of Mackenie McDonald's total points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this number stands above the general average of the ATP players. The forehand & the backhand approach are really effective giving him a lot of free points. We can also say that the forehand & backhand approaches are better than the quality of his volley.

Retriever

Medium

Being fast around the court and a good counterpuncher, Mackenzie McDonald also wins 45% of his points by the errors of his opponents (just above average). That does not make him a Retriever but he is capable of defending when he has to.

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