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:

December 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

4390

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
    * Ratio of Double Faults (14%)
    * First Serve Won Points (76%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (37%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (55%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (7%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 70% more Winners/Forcing Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return in the Average (30%/49%)

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Unforced Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Very High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return in the Average (30%/49%)

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 70% more Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 63% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 59% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * First Forehand Attacks after his Serve (often approach)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (59% of the points won when played)

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Unforced Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * Wins 42% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 15% more Unforced Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Wins 47% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Wins 49% of the Rallies after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Wins 40% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Slice
    * First Backhand after his Serve
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 50% more Winners/Forcing Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (74%)
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (22%)
    * Serve & Volley when played (79% of the points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (77% of the points won; 11% of his total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (7% of his total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Denis Shapovalov's Game Style

Server

Medium-high

Denis Shapovalov posses a very effective serve. When that first serve lands in, 37% of the time it is unreturned. 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 dominant Puncher. He takes risks with his topspin forehand but also with his single-handed backhand. However, this is when he uses the forehand approach that he is the most effective; 60% of his total forehand points are forehand approaches). As a result, we can conclude that he is an Offensive Puncher.

Tempo Player

Medium

Denis Shapovalov cannot be regarded as a Tempo player. The single-handed backhand gets results in the average and is more a topspin (Punch) than a flat shot played close to the baseline with pace (Tempo). However, his return of serve is played close to the baseline in an agressive way like the Tempo Players do. In that regarde, we could say that he is a bit of a Tempo Player.

Offensive Player

High

22% of Denis Shapovalov's total points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this number is above the average of the ATP players. As said previously, this is with the punching forehand approach that is the most effective.

Retriever

Low

Denis Shapovalov is much more an agressive than a defensive player. That's why he cannot be regarded as a Retriever and does not count on his opponents' errors to win a match. Only 36% of his points are won by the errors of the opponents and this number is below the average of the ATP players.

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