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:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

5826

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

21

Forehand

59

Backhand

9

Volley

115

Alexander Zverev's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Won Points (73%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners in the Average (35%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winner in the Average (35%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (13%)
    * 10% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (53%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 40% more Points & 20% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return in the Average
    * First Serve Return Won Points (30%)
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (51%)

Weaknesses:

    * Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return in the Average

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line in the Average
    * Wins 58% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line in the Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * Wins 49% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 47% of the Points after playing two Forehands Cross in a row
    * Forehand Drop Shot (47% of the points won when played)
    * Forehand Pass

Backhand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Points & 30% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Wins 40% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Very high Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball (not really played)
    * Wins 57% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Drop Shot (37% of the points won when played)
    * Wins 59% of the Points after playing two 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:

    * 1-2 Punch Approach (8% of the total of his points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (66%)

Alexander Zverev's Game Style

Server

High

Alexander Zverev's Serve has been improving in the last years and now he can count on an effective serve. Nonetheless, his Serve's performances are just above the average of the ATP players. For a player 6'6''/198 cm tall, he could expect better results with that shot.

Puncher

Medium

On slow ball Alexander Zverev Punches with his forehand but the results are (currently) in the average of the ATP players and not above. He wins on average 20% less points than his rivals with that shot and this is not enough to be regarded as a true Puncher. In his case the Tempo dominates the Punch from the back of the court.

Tempo Player

Very high

Alexander Zverev is a dominant Tempo Player. Playing close to the baseline, he generates a lot of pace on both side and possess one of the best backhand in the world. On that side, he puts the balls back in play with power in any kind of situations (attack, pace & counterpunch). Statistically, the Tempo forehand is not as good as the backhand mainly because he makes less points than his opponents with that shot. This is the ratio of points with the forehand inside in & inside out which is below average. Having such a good backhand, he doesn't run around it enough to get a higher ratio of points.

Offensive Player

Medium

The net game gives Alexander Zverev 14% of his points but this is not enough to be regarded as an Offensive Player. However, he uses more and more the 1-2 approach right after his serve and this game plan is really effective.

Retriever

High

Winning 46% of his points by the errors of the rivals (above the average of the ATP players), Alexander Zverev is not only a Tempo player but also an excellent Retriever. But he remains a Tempo/Retriever which means that first he puts pace and then he collects the mistakes from his opponents. A Retriever/Tempo would much more absorb the pace from his rivals.

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