Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

11/15/1983

Birthplace:

Madrid, Spain

Residence:

Doha, Qatar

Height:

6'2'' / 188 cm

Weight:

198 lbs / 90 kg

Turned Pro:

2001

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

8385

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

44

Forehand

22

Backhand

53

Volley

127

Fernando Verdasco's Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners as his Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners as his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (69%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (26%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (52%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (15%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (6%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 40% more Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (31%)

Weaknesses:

    * 10% more Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 70% more Points with the forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Wins 54% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 62% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 63% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Wears his Rivals' Backhand Down with the Forehand
    * Forehand Attack on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Errors with the forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Forehand Drop Shot (49% of the points won)

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Errors for the Same Ratio of Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 44% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 60% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Drop Shot (43% of the points won)

Volley

1 Star

Strengths:

    * None

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Points than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (66%)
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (8%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (4% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (60%)

Fernando Verdasco's Game Style

Server

Medium-low

Fernando Verdasco cannot be qualified as a Server because he goes more for a percentage first serve than a risky one. However, when compared with his rivals, he makes on average the same ratio of aces/service winners.

Puncher

Very high

Fernando Verdasco is a dominant Puncher. His game style turnd around his topspin forehand and when compared with his rivals he makes on average more points & errors with this shot. As an aggressive baseliner, he is dangerous and effective with the forehand in any directions and at any moment in the rallies.

Tempo Player

Medium

During his career Fernando Verdasco also developped an aggressive backhand that he often plays in Tempo close to his baseline. His ratio of points won with the backhand (and the return) is in the average.

Offensive Player

Low

Fernando Verdasco cannot be regarded as an Offensive player at all. Only 8% of his points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result is below average. At the net, he is also missing more volleys than average (40%).

Retriever

Medium

Fernando Verdasco's topspin forehand not only gives him points but it also wears his rivals' backhand down (Retriever). This shot has really this double advantage. In total, 39% of his points are won by the errors of his rivals and this result stands in the average of the ATP players.

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