DENNIS NOVAK

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

08/28/1993

Birthplace:

Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Residence:

Neufeld, Austria

Height:

6'0'' / 183 cm

Weight:

176 lbs / 80 kg

Turned Pro:

2011

Last Update:

February 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1159

Shots' Ranking 2020

Serve

Return

Forehand

Backhand

Volley

Dennis Novak's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (65%)
    * 15% fewer Aces/Service Winners & 2.5 times more Double Faults than his Rivals on Average
    * First & Second Serve Won Points in the Average (69%/50%)
    * First & Second Serve Won Points in the Average (69%/50%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (24%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (17%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 50% more Points for the same Ratio of Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (46%)

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% 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 & Inside Out
    * Wins 58% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * First Forehand after the Serve
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Long Rallies (over 8 shots)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (80% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 42% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 50% more Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 60% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * First Backhand after the Serve
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Wins 47% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 33% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Wins 34% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Medium & Long Rallies (over 5 shots)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (45% of points won)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

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

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley as his Rivals on Average
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (65%)

Dennis Novak's Game Style

Server

Low

When compared with his opponents, Dennis Novak is dominated with the serve making on average fewer aces/service winners and more double faults. As a consequence, he cannot be regarded as a Server at all.

Puncher

High

Dennis Novak is a Puncher who plays from a Tempo position. It means that his main strengths is the forehand but he hits that shot rather flat and close to his baseline as a Tempo player. Besides, he also developed an Offensive side to his forehand using a lot this shot to come in.

Tempo Player

Medium-high

As said previously, Dennis Novak has Tempo roots. His court position close to his baseline and his flat hitting is like a Tempo player. However, his backhand results are below average and the return one in the average. Usually, true Tempo players have these stats above the general average of the ATP players.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

As said previously, Dennis Novak possesses an Offensive side thanks to his forehand. He uses the forehand for the 1-2 and the baseline approach in a very effective way. Nonetheless, he is more effective with his forehand approach that at the net with his volley.

Retriever

Medium

40% of Dennis Novak’s points are won at the net and this result is in the average of the ATP players. He can play longer rallies and benefit from his rivals’ errors but this does not represent his main game style.

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