ALEXANDER ZVEREV

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

04/20/1997

Birthplace:

Hamburg, Germany

Residence:

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Height:

6'6'' / 198 cm

Weight:

198 lbs / 90 kg

Turned Pro:

2013

Last Update:

December 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

8351

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

21

Forehand

59

Backhand

9

Volley

115

Alexander Zverev's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Double Faults (15%)
    * First Serve Percentage (64%)
    * First Serve Won Points (74%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winner on the First Serve (38%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% more Winners/Forcing Errors & 15% fewer Unforced Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Return Won Points (31%)

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% fewer Unforced Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Wins 53% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 58% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 48% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 48% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Forehand Drop Shot (42% of the points won when played)
    * Forehand Pass

Backhand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Winners/Forcing Errors & 30% fewer Unforced Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Wins 47% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Slice
    * High Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Backhand Drop Shot (37% of the points won when played)
    * Wins 53% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 54% of the Rallies after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Backhand Attacks on a Short Ball
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage & Total Points Won in the Average (69%/15%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (8% of the total of his points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Winners/Forcing Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage & Total Points Won in the Average (69%/15%)
    * Volley Winners-Forcing Errors/Unforced Errors Ratio (63%)

Alexander Zverev's Game Style

Server

High

Alexander Zverev posses an excellent Serve. When that first serve lands in 37% of the time it is unreturned and this allows him to make on average 20% more aces/service winners than his opponents. Lately, he has been struggling with his second serve making on average 15% of double faults.

Puncher

Medium-low

Alexander Zverev is more a Tempo Player than a Puncher. When compared with his opponetns, he makes on average 20% fewer winners/forcing errors. Usually, Punchers get the opposite tendency and dominate their rivals with this shot.

Tempo Player

High

Alexander Zverev is a dominant Tempo Player. Playing close to his baseline, he generates pace on both side but posses one of the best backhand in the world. On that side, he is capable of attacking, playing with pace or counterpunching. Having such a good backhand, Alexander Zverev does not run around his backhand to hit forehands a lot. This explains why he wins on average more points with his backhand than his opponents and less with his forehand.

Offensive Player

Medium

Lately, Alexander Zverev has been using more the net attack winning in total 15% of his points this way (in the average). His favourite ways to move forward is the 1-2 punch and the baseline approach. However, at the net he still miss more volley than average (37%).

Retriever

Medium-high

Winning 45% of his points by the errors of his opponents (above average), Alexander Zverev also posses a Retriever side to his game. He does not mind extending the baseline rallies and can benefit from his rivals' errors.

ATP Finals Title in London (2018)

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