Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

08/22/1987

Birthplace:

Moscow, Russia

Residence:

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Height:

6'3'' / 191 cm

Weight:

195 lbs / 89 kg

Turned Pro:

2005

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

4161

Shots' Ranking 2020

Serve

Return

Forehand

Backhand

Volley

Mischa Zverev's Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points & Ratio of Unreturned in the Average (69%/32%)
    * First Serve Percentage (65%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (49%)
    * First Serve Won Points & Ratio of Unreturned in the Average (69%/32%) ​

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 10% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Points/Errors with the Return in the Average
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (30%/50%)

Weaknesses:

    * Almost 2 times fewer Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Points/Errors with the Return in the Average
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (30%/50%)

Forehand

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * Almost 2 times fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball (when serving & volleying)

Weaknesses:

    * Almost 3 times fewer Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Wins 40% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 30% fewer Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Wins 57% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 44% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Wins 56% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Backhand Drop Shot (64% of points won)

Volley

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * Almost 2 times more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (39%)
    * Serve & Volley (28% of his total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (6% of his total points won)
    * Chip & Charge (52% of the points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (73%)

Weaknesses:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (63%)

Mischa Zverev's Game Style

Server

Medium-high

As a Serve & Volleyer, Misha Zverev possesses a Serve just above average. He makes slightly more aces/service winners than his rivals on average and this despite opting for a high first serve percentage (65%).

Puncher

Very low

Misha Zverev cannot be regarded as a Puncher at all. He is probably the player on tour who makes on average the least points with the forehand when compared with his rivals: almost 4 times fewer.

Tempo Player

Medium-low

From the back of the court Misha Zverev Retrieves with Tempo. It means that he stands close to his baseline and takes the ball on the rise. The quality of his backhand is better than the one of his forehand but he stil makes 30% fewer points with this shot than his rivals.

Offensive Player

Very high

Misha Zverev can be qualified as a Server & Volleyer (Offensive). 28% of his total points are won playing this game style. Besides, he can also be Offensive with the 1-2 punch approach right after his serve (4% of his total points won), the baseline appraoch (6% of his total points won) and the chip & charge (2% of his total points won). At the net he has one of the best volley on tour with a very high ratio of volley in (73%).

Retriever

Medium-high

A bit like the players of the old days, Misha Zverev is a Retriever from the back of the court. When compared with his rivals, he does not have the power to make more points than them and he prefers to be as consistent as possible and wait his chance to move forward. In total, 45% of his points are won by the errors of his opponents and this result is above the general average of the ATP players.

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