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

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Last Update:

December 2020

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Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

4534

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

64

Forehand

70

Backhand

29

Volley

67

Frances Tiafoe's Strengths

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Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (64%)
    * 10% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First & Second Serve Won Points in the Average (70%/51%)
    * First & Second Serve Won Points in the Average (70%/51%)
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Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 25% fewer Unforced Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (28%/49%)

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Winners/Forcing Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (28%/49%)
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Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors & Unforced Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 54% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 51% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 61% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Drop Shot (51% of the points won when played)

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors & Unforced Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand Inside Out
    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Return Games
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Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Winners/Forcing Errors for the same Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * None
    * High Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Low ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 51% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 53% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Short & Medium Rallies (3-8 shots)
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Backhand Drop Shot (52% of the points won when played)
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Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (18%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach when played (8% of his total points won)
    * Chip & Charge (67% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Serve & Volley (53% of the points won)
    * Volley Winners-Forcing Errors/Unforced Errors Ratio (68%)

Frances Tiafoe's Game Style

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Server

Medium

Frances Tiafoe can count an average Serve. He makes the same ratio of aces/service winners than his opponents. It means that he is dominated with that shot against the best servers but can get an edge against the weaker ones.

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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.

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Tempo Player

Medium-high

Frances Tiafoe can also play in Tempo close to the baseline with his backhand. When he does so he gets excellent results when compared to his opponents, even better than with the forehand.

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Offensive Player

Medium-high

18% of Frances Tiafoe's total points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this number is just above the general average of the ATP players. This is especially on his two first shots after his serve that he is most likely to come in.

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Retriever

Medium

Frances Tiafoe does not really count on his opponents' errors to win a match but he is still comfortable when the baseline rallies extend. He is actually excellent when the rallies are over 8 shots with 52% of the points won.

First ATP Title in Delray Beach