PEDRO SOUSA

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

05/27/1988

Birthplace:

Lisbon, Portugal

Residence:

Lisbon, Portugal

Height:

5'10'' / 178 cm

Weight:

154 lbs / 70 kg

Turned Pro:

2007

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

754

Shots' Ranking 2020

Serve

Return

Forehand

Backhand

Volley

Pedro Sousa's Strengths

Serve

1 Star

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (68%)
    * 40% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points (67%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (20%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (11%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 60% more Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (53%) ​

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 50% more Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 60% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 65% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 67% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside in
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Medium & Long Rallies (over 5 shots)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (57% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * First Forehand after the Serve & Return (too many errors)

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 70% more Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Almost 2 Times more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Very high Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * First Backhand after the Serve & Return (too many errors)
    * Backhand Attacks on a short ball
    * Backhand Drop Shot (20% of points won)

Volley

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * None

Weaknesses:

    * 3 times fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (10%)
    * Serve & Volley (not played)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (4% of his total points won)
    * Chip & Charge (not played)

Pedro Sousa's Game Style

Server

Very low

Opting for a high first serve percentage, Pedro Sousa is not a Server at all. When compared with his rivals, the Serve is the shot he is the most dominated by his rivals making on average 40% less aces/service winners than them.

Puncher

Very high

Pedro Sousa is a dominant Puncher. In total 34% of his points are won with his topspin forehand and this result is far above the average of the ATP players. He can be dangerous with the forehand in any directions and at any time in the rallies.

Tempo Player

High

Pedro Sousa is not only a Puncher, he is also a Tempo player. He is aggressive with his backhand and return that he takes on the rise close to the baseline. However, his backhand results are not as good as the ones with his forehand.

Offensive Player

Medium-low

Winning only 10% of his total points at the net Pedro Sousa cannot be regarded as an Offensive player. He prefers to extend the baseline rallies Punching than to be Offensive.

Retriever

Medium-low

Pedro Sousa is more an aggressive baseliner than a Retriever. However, as a clay court specialist he can also Retrieve and extend the baseline rallies.

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