STEFAN EDBERG

Complete Game Analysis

Last Update : April 2019

1663 Points Analyzed Manually for this study

Strengths:

* 2.5 Times more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

* Total of Points Won at the Net (69%)

* Serve & Volley (54% of his total points won)

* Baseline Approach (8% of his total points won)

* Chip and Charge (6% of his total points won)

* Volley Points/Errors Ratio (74%)

Weaknesses:

* None

Strengths:

* 15% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average

* First Serve Percentage (64%)

* Second Serve Won Points (52%)

Weaknesses:

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (27%)

Strengths:

* 20% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return

* First Serve Return Won Points (33%)

* Second Serve Return Won Points (53%)

Weaknesses:

* 20% fewer Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average

* High ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return

Strengths:

* 20% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & down the Line

* Won 71% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row

* Won 59% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice

* Backhand Drop Shot (69% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

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

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

* Won 39% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line

Strengths:

* 20% 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)

* Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

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

* Very low Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions

* Won 40% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line

* Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Compare his Stats with the ones of the Other North European Players here

Stefan Edberg could count on an effective Serve but we could not say it was his main strengths (unlike so many other serve & volleyers). In his case, he was more a volleyer than a server. He opted for a high first serve percentage (64%) and when that first serve was in, 27% of the time it was unreturned (below average). 

Server / Medium

Even though only 35% of his points were won by the errors of his rivals (below average), Stefan Edberg could be regarded as a Retriever when he had to play from the back of the court. He was not really taking any risks with his forehand or backhand and waited the right ball to make an approach. 

Retriever / Medium

Using the backhand slice a lot, Stefan Edberg was nothing but a Tempo player. Tempo players are aggressive with their flat backhands and take an edge against their rivals making more points than them with this shot. 

Tempo / Low

Stefan Edberg was no doubt a dominant Offensive player (Serve & Volleyer). 69% of his points were won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result stand much above the general average of the ATP players. When compared with his rivals, he took his biggest edge with the quality of his volley making on average 2.5 times more points with that shot than them. His favorite way to come in was the serve & volley (54% of his total points won) but he was also excellent with the return volley (6% of his total points won). 

Offensive / Very High

From the back of the court, Stefan Edberg was more a Retriever than a Puncher. Unlike the Punchers, his ratio of forehand or backhand points were far below average. 

Puncher / Medium-low

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