CASPER RUUD

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

12/22/1998

Birthplace:

Oslo, Norway

Residence:

Oslo, Norway

Height:

6'0'' / 183 cm

Weight:

170 lbs / 77 kg

Turned Pro:

2015

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Last Update:

November 2020

Forme abstraite 23

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2320

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

112

Forehand

83

Backhand

113

Volley

91

Casper Ruud's Strengths

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Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (29%)
    * First Serve Percentage (66%)
    * First Serve Won Points (73%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (54%)
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Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors & Unforced Errors as his Rivals on Average
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (28%/49%)
    * Receives 5% fewer Aces/Service Winners than Average

Weaknesses:

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

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% fewer Unforced Errors for the same Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 59% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 54% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 63% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * First Forehand after his Serve
    * Wears his Rivals' Backhand with the Forehand
    * Forehand Drop Shot (70% of the points won when played)

Weaknesses:

    * Wins 36% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
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Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 15% fewer Unofrced Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 40% fewer Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Wins 54% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Low Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Wins 45% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 43% of the Rallies after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Wins 42% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Slice
    * First Backhand after his Serve (lack of winners/forcing errors)
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Volley

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (72%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (80% of the points won)
    * Volley Winners-Forcing Errors/Unforced Errors Ratio (76%)

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Winners/Forcing Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (11%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * Baseline Approach (64% of the points won)
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Casper Ruud's Game Style

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Server

Medium

Casper Ruud as an average Serve. His ratio of aces/service winners is below average (29%) but given that he is a clay court specialist and opts for a high first serve percentage (66%), this number is good.

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Puncher

High

Casper Ruud's game style is a mix between a Retriever and a Puncher. It mainly depends on the type of player he faces. He would be more a Retriever against an aggressive player and a Puncher versus a defensive one. In total, 23% of his points won are won with the topspin forehand and this result is above average of the ATP.

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Tempo Player

Medium-low

Casper Ruud cannot be regarded as a Tempo player at all. As soon as he has a chance, he runs around his backhand to hit a forehand. Besides, his global backhand numbers are below average. Casper Ruud is not that kind of player who constantly takes the ball on the rise close to his baseline.

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Offensive Player

Medium-low

Winning 11% of his total points at the net (with or without a volley to play) Casper Ruud cannot be regarded as an Offensive player. However, lately he has been working on that part of his game.

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Retriever

High

Casper Ruud's game style is a mix between a dominant Retriever and a dominant Puncher. It means that from the back of the court, his main strengths is the topspin forehand and he uses that shot to wear his rivals down but also to attack. However, when compared with his rivals, he takes a bigger edge with his forehand making fewer unforced errors than more winners/forcing errors than them. In total, 46% of his points are won by the errors of his rivals and this number is above the average of the ATP players.

First ATP Title in Buenos Aires