Playing close to the baseline with high pace, Thomas Enqvist was a dominant Tempo player. As most of the Tempo players, he was agressive with the flat backhand & return and got a ratio of points far above average with these two shots.
Tempo / High
Thomas Enqvist wasn't only agressive with the backhand & the return, he also attacked with the flat forehand. In his case, we can say that he was also a flat Puncher. But his court position close to the baseline was much more the one of a Tempo player.
Puncher / Medium-high
Winning only 33% of his points by the errors of his rivals, Thomas Enqvist was nothing but a Retriever. He was far too agressive with every possible shot to count on his opponents' mistake to win a match.
Retriever - Low
Thomas Enqvist was a powerful Server who took a lot of risks on his first serve. He got a very low first serve percentage (51%) but a high ratio of unreturned (41%). However, when his serve results were compared with the one of his rivals, he got on average the same ratio of aces/service winners.
Serve / High
17% of Thomas Enqvist's Total Points were won at the net and this results was in the average of the ATP players. His favorite way to come in with the 1-2 punch or baseline approach. Nonetheless, his ratio of points/errors with the volley was below average. In his case, we can say that his approaches were better than his volley.
Only 5 points separated these two players in the end and Thomas Enqvist got an edge with two shots:
First of all, this is with the forehand that he dominated Roger Federer by making 10 more points more (28 vs 18) and 2 less errors (18 vs 20). Then, Mister Enqvist also got en edge with the quality of his returnmaking the double of points (18 vs 9) but also more errors (16 vs 13).
We note that Roger Federer got better results than Thomas with the serve (+4), the volley (+4) and the backhand (+5).
It often happens to Roger that he lost matches because of the quality of his forehand. But usually this is because of a high ratio of unforced errors which was not the case in that match against Thomas Enqvist. The Swede out-powered him on the forehand side and got the title this way.
2000 Basel Final against Roger Federer
Thomas Enqvist defeated Roger Federer in five sets 6-2 4-6 7-6 1-6 6-1. In total he won 145 points and his rival 140 points in this match.