MARIN
CILIC

 

 

Last Update: April 2019

 

8027 Points Analyzed Manually for this Study

Serve

18th

Return

18th

Forehand

33rd

Backhand

67th

Volley

72nd

Strengths:

* 20% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average

* First Serve Won Points (75%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (45%)

* Second Serve Won Points (54%)

* Ratio of Double Faults (6%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (5%)

Weaknesses:

* First Serve Percentage (55%)

Strengths:

* 10% more Points & 15% fewer Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return

* First Serve Return Won Points (31%)

* Second Serve Return Won Points (51%)

Weaknesses:

* None

Strengths:

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

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross & Inside In

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside In

* Wins 52% of the Points after playing Forehand Down the Line

* Wins 60% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In

* Wins 58% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row

* Forehand Effectiveness on the Service Games

* Forehand Attack on a Short Ball

Weaknesses:

* 30% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line

* Wins 35% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row

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

Strengths:

* Same Ratio of Points & Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average

* Wins 55% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line

* Wins 53% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row

Weaknesses:

* Same Ratio of Points & Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross

* Backhand Touch on a short ball

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

Strengths:

* Same Ratio of Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

* Percentage & Total of Points Won at the Net in the Average (68%/12%)

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

Weaknesses:

* Same Ratio of Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

* Percentage & Total of Points Won at the Net in the Average (68%/12%)

* Serve & Volley (not really played)

* Chip & Charge (not really played)

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

Marin Cilic can be regarded as a dominant Server. When compared with his rivals, he takes his biggest edge with the quality of his Serve making on average 20% more aces/service winners than them. When his first serve is in 45% of the time it is unreturned and this result stands above the general average of the ATP players. 

Server / High

Marin Cilic is not only a Puncher he is also a Tempo player when the baseline exchange starts. This is not especially with the backhand that he makes the difference against his rivals but more with his return. His return technique is excellent allowing him to take the ball on the rise with ease on both sides. 

Tempo / Medium-high

Marin Cilic cannot be regarded as a Retriever. Winning 37% of his points by the errors of his rivals (below average) most of the time he will be the first one to attack in the rally.  

Retriever / Low

From the back of the court, Marin Cilic is a Puncher. This is with the forehand that he takes risks and gets another edge against his rivals. However,  this risky mind-set with the forehand leads him to a higher ratio of points but also errors than his opponents. 

Puncher / High

Marin Cilic cannot be qualified as an Offensive player. However, he gets results in the average with most of the Offensive categories. Having a big serve and a big forehand, this is more likely on his first forehand after his serve that he would come in (1-2 punch approach). 

Offensive / Medium-high

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