BORIS
BECKER

 

Last Update: April 2019

3574 Points Analyzed Manually for this Study

Strengths:

* 50% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average

* First Serve Won Points (81%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (52%)

* Second Serve Won Points (54%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (7%)

Weaknesses:

* First Serve Percentage (56%)

* Ratio of Double Faults (11%)

Strengths:

* 50% more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

* Total of Points won at the Net (62%)

* Serve & Volley (49% of his total points won)

* 1-2 Punch Approach when played (70% of the points won)

* Baseline Approach (6% of his total points won)

* Chip & Charge (5% of his total points won)

* Volley Points/Errors Ratio (79%)

Weaknesses:

* None

Strengths:

* 10% more Points & 15% fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average

* Won 55% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row

* Won 54% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In

* Won 60% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row

* Forehand Touch on a short ball when serving & volleying

* Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

* Won 44% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line

* Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Strengths:

* Very high Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return

* First Serve Return Won Points (31%)

Weaknesses:

* 50% more Errors for the Same Ratio of Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return

Strengths:

* None

Weaknesses:

* 40% fewer Points for the Same Ratio of Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average

* Won 48% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line

* Won 47% of the Points after plaiyng 2 Backhands Cross in a row

* Won 43% of the Points after playing a Backhans Slice

* Backhand Effectiveness on the Return Games

* Backhand Drop Shot (48% of the points won)

Compare his Stats with the ones of the Other German Players here

Although Boris Becker was a serve & volleyer he was still a slightly better Server than volleyer. His biggest edge against his rivals was taken with the Serve making on average 50% more points than them with that shot. When his first serve was in 52% of the time it was unreturned. 

Server / Very high

From the back of the court, Boris Becker was a Puncher. However, his goal was not to camp on his baseline and hits big forehands but much more to come in as soon as he had a chance. Like this, he cannot be regarded as a true Puncher.

Puncher / Medium-low

Winning only 29% of his points by the errors of his rivals, Boris Becker was nothing but a Retriever. He was far too Offensive to count on his opponents' mistakes to win a match. 

Retriever / Very low

As said previously, most of the time Boris Becker was a serve & volleyer (Offensive). 49% of his total points were won playing that game style. Then, he could also use the 1-2 punch or the baseline approach. On his return games the chip & charge was often played. At the net, Boris Becker had a excellent hand missong only 21% of his volleys.

Offensive / Very High

Even though Boris Becker played rather close to his baseline he could not be regarded as a Tempo player. Unlike the Tempo players, his backhand results were below average. Then, he used the backhand slice and didn't really take the ball on the rise to be aggressive on that side.

Tempo / Low

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