DENIS SHAPOVALOV

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

04/15/1999

Birthplace:

Tel Aviv, Israel

Residence:

Nassau, Bahamas

Height:

6'1'' / 185 cm

Weight:

165 lbs / 75 kg

Turned Pro:

2017

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1732

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

97

Forehand

24

Backhand

26

Volley

44

Denis Shapovalov's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (56%)
    * First Serve Won Points (76%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (16%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (39%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (56%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (7%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (52%)

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Return Won Points (26%)
    * Very High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Receives 9% more Aces/Service Winners than Average

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 70% more Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line & Inside Out
    * Wins 60% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 55% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * First Forehand Attacks after the Serve (often approach)
    * Forehand Attacks on the Return Games

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * Wins 41% of the Points after playing two Forehand Cross in a row
    * Forehand Drop Shot & Touch (not really played)

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% more Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 10% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 51% of the Points after playing two Backhand Cross in a row
    * Wins 41% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the long Rallies (over 8 shots)
    * Wins 40% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * First Backhand after the Return (too many errors)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not played)

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (21%)
    * Serve & Volley when played (84% of the points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (11% of the total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (7% of the total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times more Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Denis Shapovalov's Game Style

Server

High

Denis Shapovalov possesses a very effective serve. When that first serve is in, he gets 39% of the points directly (aces/service winners). His good serve also allows him to get short returns that he attacks with the forehand.

Puncher

High

From the back of the court, Denis Shapovalov is a Puncher. He likes to take risks with the topspin forehand but also with the single-handed backhand. However, he is more effective with the forehand when he follows that shot to the net (60% of his total points won with the forehand are forehand approach). That way, we can say that he is an Offensive Puncher.

Tempo Player

Low-medium

Denis Shapovalov can't be regarded as a Tempo player. The single-handed backhand gets results in the average (at the moment) and is more a topspin (Punch) than a flat shot played close to the baseline with pace. Nonetheless, the return is mainly played flatter close to the baseline but for the moment, there are too many unforced errors with this shot to make it really effective.

Offensive Player

High

21% of Denis Shapovalov's points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this is above the average of the ATP players. As said previously, this is the punching forehand approach that is the most effective in his game.

Retriever

Low

Denis Shapovalov is much more an agressive than a defensive player. That's why he can't be regarded as a Retriever and doesn't count ont the rivals' errors to win a match. Only 40% of his points are won by the errors of the opponents and this is below the average of the ATP players.

Shapovalov Stuns Nadal

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