DONALD YOUNG

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

07/23/1989

Birthplace:

Chicago, USA

Residence:

Atlanta, USA

Height:

6'0'' / 183 cm

Weight:

175 lbs / 80 kg

Turned Pro:

2004

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

3584

Shots' Ranking 2020

Serve

Return

Forehand

Backhand

Volley

Donald Young's Strengths

Serve

1 Star

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (63%)
    * 40% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points (68%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (23%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (46%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (17%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 40% fewer Errors for the Same Ratio of Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (31%)

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand as his Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Approach
    * Wears his Rivals' Backhand Down with the Forehand
    * Forehand Pass
    * Forehand Attack on a short ball

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand as his Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 40% fewer Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Return Games (consistency)
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Service Games (lack of points)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 40% more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (21%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (8% of his total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (9% of his total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (66%)
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Donald Young's Game Style

Server

Very low

Donald Young is nothing but a Server. When compared with his rivals, he is strongly dominated with his number of aces/service winners.

Puncher

Medium-high

From the back of the court, Donald Young's game style is between a Puncher and a Retriever. When he has time, he otfen dictates the procedure with his topspin forehand. However, this shot becomes really effective when followed to the net.

Tempo Player

Medium-low

Donald Young cannot be regarded as a Tempo player because he is far too passive with his backhand and return. Usually, Tempo players are very aggressive with these two shots taking the ball on the rise. However, his counterpunching skille are good.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

Donald Young can be regarded as an Offensive player. However, the Punch & the Retrieve are also completely part of his game style. In total, 21% of his points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result stands above the general average of the ATP players. His favorite ways to come in are the 1-2 punch right after his serve and the baseline approach.

Retriever

Medium-high

From the back of the court, Donald Young's game style is between a Puncher and a Retriever. Playing the forehand with topspin, this shot allows him to win points but also to wear his rivals down. He gets a precious edge by making on average 30% fewer errors with his backhand than his rivals and in total 48% of his points are won by the errors of his opponents (above average).

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