Last Update: December 2018

2900 Points Analyzed Manually for this Study


* Almost 2 Times more Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross, Down the Line & Inside In

* Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)

* Forehand Touch on a short ball

* Forehand Pass


* None


* Percentage of Points Won at the Net (74%)

* 1-2 Punch Approach

* Baseline Approach


* 40% less Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

* Chip & Charge (not really played)

* Volley Points/Errors Ratio (63%)


* First Serve Won Points (72%)

* Second Serve Won Points (52%)


* 30% less Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (2%)


* Backhand Slice


* 40% less Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average

* Very Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line

* Backhand Effectiveness on the Service Games


* None


* 30% less Points & 10% more Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average

* Receives 9% more Aces/Service Winners than Average

* Second Serve Return Won Points (46%)

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

Steve Darcis is a dominant Puncher who makes on average almost two times more points with the forehand than his rivals. Out of the five possible shots (serve, return, forehand, backhand & volley) this is the only shot he takes an edge against his opponents on average. 

Puncher / Very high

Steve Darcis is not only capable of attacking with the forehand, his ratio of errors with this shot is still below the average of the ATP players. Besides, the way he plays the backhand slice is mainly by Retrieving. 

Retriever / Medium

Steve Darcis' forehand is so effective that he can also sometimes take the ball on the rise like a Tempo player. However, because of his single-handed backhand he is much more a Puncher than a Tempo player.

Tempo / Medium-low

When he has a chance, Steve Darcis often follows his big forehand to the net. In total, 16% of his points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result stands in the average. However, his forehand approach is better than the quality of his volley. 

Offensive / Medium

Steve Darcis' first & second serve won point are just above average but he is dominated by his rivals by making 30% less aces/service winners than them. It means that he possesses a better baseline game than Serve. 

Server / Medium

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