Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

09/03/1993

Birthplace:

Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Residence:

Lichtenwörth, Austria

Height:

6'1'' / 185 cm

Weight:

174 lbs / 79 kg

Turned Pro:

2011

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

5119

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

72

Forehand

7

Backhand

12

Volley

95

Dominic Thiem's Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Won Points (75%)
    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners as his Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (52%)
    * First Serve Percentage (56%)
    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners as his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (2%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Return Won Points (32%)
    * Receives 5% fewer Aces/Service Winners than Average

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    50% more Points for the same Amount of Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Wins 56% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 55% of the Points after playing two Forehand Cross in a row
    * Wins 57% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Wears his Rivals' Backhand Down with the Forehand
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Short & Medium Rallies (between 3 & 8 shots)
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * Wins 48% of the Points after playing two Forehand Inside Out in a row
    * Forehand Drop Shot (38% of the points when played)

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Points for the same Amount of Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Wins 46% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 45% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Wins 54% of the Points after playing two Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Medium Rallies (between 5 & 8 shots)
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Short Rallies (between 3 & 4 shots)
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Long Rallies (over 8 shots)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (51% of the points won)
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (79%)
    * Serve & Volley when played (73% of the points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach when played (84% of the points won)
    * Baseline Approach when played (79% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Dominic Thiem's Game Style

Server

Medium

Dominic Thiem's results with his Serve are in the average of the ATP players. On average, he makes the same ratio of aces/service winners than his rivals. It means that against good servers, he will be dominated with that shot but not against the player whose serve is below average.

Puncher

Very high

Dominic Thiem represents well the Punchers because he dominates his rivals by making more points than them with the forehand & the single-handed backhand. He can be dangerous with these shots in any direction (cross, down the line, inside in & inside out) & at any time in the rally (short, medium & long).

Tempo Player

Low

Dominic Thiem can't be regarded as a Tempo player at all. Playing with heavy topspin on both sides, his game style doesn't allow him to take the ball on the rise close to the baseline on a regular basis. The way he returns is also much more defensive than aggressive. He can be often really far away from the baseline, especially on clay.

Offensive Player

Medium-low

Although 13% of Dominic Thiem's points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play), he can't be regarded as an Offensive player. He gets a high ratio of points when he comes in (79%) because the net game is more used to finish a point he dominated from the back of the court.

Retriever

High

Playing with heavy topspin with the forehand & the backhand, Dominic Thiem also wears his rivals down with these shots. That's why in his case, the Retrieving part comes right after the Punching one. Nonetheless, as sais previously, he dominates his opponents by making more points than them on average, not less errors.

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