TOMMY PAUL

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

05/17/1997

Birthplace:

Voorhees, USA

Residence:

Boca Raton, USA

Height:

6'1'' / 185 cm

Weight:

180 lbs / 82 kg

Turned Pro:

2015

Last Update:

December 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1156

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

103

Forehand

108

Backhand

68

Volley

30

Tommy Paul's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Second Serve Won Points (56%)
    * 15% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (57%)
    * First Serve Won Points (68%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (26%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (2%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% fewer Unforced Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (28%/49%)

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Winners/Forcing Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (28%/49%)

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% more Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand Cross & Inside In
    * Wins 59% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 61% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 63% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Long Rallies (over 8 shots)
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Unforced Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Cross & Inside Out
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Medium Rallies (5-8 shots)

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 25% more Winners/Forcing Errors & 10% fewer Unforced Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 55% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 56% of the Rallies after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Medium & Long Rallies (over 5 shots)
    * Backhand Pass
    * Backhand Attack on a short ball

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Volley as his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage & Total of Points Won at the Net in the Average (68%/14%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (73% of the points won, 8% of his total points won)
    * Volley Winners-Forcing Errors/Unforced Errors Ratio (81%)

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Volley as his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage & Total of Points Won at the Net in the Average (68%/14%)
    * Baseline Approach (56% of the points won; 4% of his total points won)
    * Chip and Charge (not really played)

Tommy Paul's Game Style

Server

Medium-low

Tommy Paul cannot be regarded as a Server because when comparing with his opponents this is the shot with which he is the most dominated. His ratio of aces/service winners is below the ATP average (26%) and it goes the same for his first serve won points (68%).

Puncher

High

From the back of the court Tommy Paul can be regarded as a Puncher. He likes to dictate the rallies with his forehand and makes on average 20% more winners/forcing errors than his opponents. He can also count on a very effective backhand which is often played with topspin.

Tempo Player

Medium

Tommy Paul is more a Puncher than a Tempo player but he posses an effective backhand. As said before this shot is often played with spin (as a Puncher) but he can also take the ball on the rise when he has to as a Tempo player.

Offensive Player

Medium

Tommy Paul gets results in the average at the net. He comes in when he has to but cannot be regarded as an Offensive player.

Retriever

Medium

Even though 46% of Tommy Paul’s points are won by the errors of his opponents (above the average of the ATP players) he cannot be really considered as a true Retriever. He is more a Puncher who puts pace and benefits from extra errors from his rivals playing this way.

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