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:

February 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1086

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

103

Forehand

108

Backhand

68

Volley

30

Tommy Paul's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Second Serve Won Points (57%)
    * 20% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (58%)
    * First Serve Won Points (67%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (26%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (2%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (29%/49%)

Weaknesses:

    * 4 times fewer Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Very low Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (29%/49%)

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% more Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross & Inside In
    * Wins 57% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 64% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 63% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball

Weaknesses:

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

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Points for the same Ratio of Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 56% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 54% of the Points 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 Points 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 (71% of the points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (80%)

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley as his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage & Total of Points Won at the Net in the Average (68%/14%)
    * Baseline Approach (60% of the points won; 5% 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 rivals this is the shot with which he is the most dominated. His ratio of aces/service winners is below average and it goes the same for his first serve won points (67%).

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 points than his rivals with this shot. 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 has 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 rivals (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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