FRANCES TIAFOE

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

01/20/1998

Birthplace:

Hyattsville, USA

Residence:

Orlando, USA

Height:

6'2'' / 188 cm

Weight:

190 lbs / 86 kg

Turned Pro:

2015

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2038

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

64

Forehand

70

Backhand

29

Volley

67

Frances Tiafoe's Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First & Second Serve Won Points in the Average (71%/51%)
    * First & Second Serve Won Points in the Average (71%/51%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (28%/28%)

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * First & Second Serve Won Points in the Average (28%/48%)

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross & Inside In
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 60% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 61% of the Points after playing two Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 60% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line & Inside Out
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * Forehand Drop Shot (33% of the points won when played)

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Points & 20% less Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * None
    * Low ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 58% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 59% of the Points after playing two Backhands Cross in a row
    * Wins 56% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Short & Medium Rallies (between 3 & 8 shots)
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 1-2 Punch Approach when played (73% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

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

Frances Tiafoe's Game Style

Server

Medium

In his artillery Frances Tiafoe can also count on an effective Serve. He makes on average the same ratio of aces/service winners than his rivals. It means that he is dominated with that shot against the best servers but can get an edge against the other ones.

Puncher

Medium-high

Frances Tiafoe is a mix of some Profiles. From the back of the court, he can be a Puncher with an effective forehand. When he has a chance, he often runs around the backhand to hit a topspin forehand. The forehand big take back is also much more the one of a Puncher than a Tempo player.

Tempo Player

Medium-high

Frances Tiafoe can also play in Tempo close to the baseline with the backhand. When he does so he gets excellent results, even better than with the forehand. Like this, we can say that Frances Tifaoe's Tempo backhand is a bit underrated.

Offensive Player

Medium

13% of Frances Tiafoe's points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result stands in the general average of the ATP players. H knows when he has to move forward to get en edge but doesn't do it enough to be regarded as a dominent Offensive player.

Retriever

Medium

Frances Tiafoe does't really count on his rivals' errors to win a match but he is still comfortable with the baseline rallies extend. He can Retrieve with Punch with the forehand and with pace with the backhand. He is also an excellent counterpuncher on the backhand side.

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