Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

09/01/1986

Birthplace:

Paris, France

Residence:

Switzerland

Height:

6'4'' / 193 cm

Weight:

187 lbs / 85 kg

Turned Pro:

2004

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

10'607

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

24

Forehand

55

Backhand

62

Volley

70

Gael Monfils' Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Double Faults (11%)
    * First Serve Percentage (64%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (39%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (31%)
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (52%)

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Forehand Points/Errors in the Average in any Directions
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the long Rallies (over 8 shots)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (66% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Forehand Points/Errors in the Average in any Directions

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Backhand as his Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Backhand as his Rivals on Average
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Backhand Pass
    * Backhand Drop Shot (45% of the points won)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage & Total of Points Won at the Net in the Average (67%/13%)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (80%)

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage & Total of Points Won at the Net in the Average (67%/13%)

Gael Monfls' Game Style

Server

High

Whatever kind of game style he plays, Gael Monfils can always count on an effective Serve. When compared with his rivals, this is the shot with which he takes his biggest edge making on average 30% more aces/service winners than them.

Puncher

Medium

It happens in some matches that Gael Monfils is more aggressive with his topspin forehand (Puncher) but on average he makes 20% less points with this shot than his rivals.

Tempo Player

Low

Even though Gael Monfils is comfortable counterpunching with pace, he cannot be regarded as a Tempo player. Tempo players are much more aggressive than him with their backhands and returns taking the ball on the rise.

Offensive Player

Medium

Although Gael Monfils is dominated by his rivals with the number of points won at the net with the volley, he can play sometimes as an Offensive player. When it happens he varies well all kind of net approach: serve & volley, 1-2 punch & baseline approach.

Retriever

High

Gael Monfils can be regarded as a dominant Retriever because his most common game plan is to wear his rivals down from the back of the court making on average 20% less errors with the forehand than them. However, in some matches he can be also be a Puncher, a Server or even an Offensive player. This explains why he wins on average 42% of his points by the errors of his opponents (in the average of the ATP players) and not more.

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