THOMAS ENQVIST

Complete Game Analysis

Last Update : May 2019

1698 Points Analyzed Manually for this study

Strengths:

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

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions

* Won 53% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line

* Won 58% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In

* Won 66% of the Points after playing two Forehands Cross in a row

* Forehand Effectiveness in the Medium & Long Rallies (over 5 shots)

* Forehand Touch on a short ball (when serving & volleying)

* Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

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

* High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross

* Won 49% of the Points after playing two Forehands Cross in a row

* Forehand Drop Shot & Touch (not really played)

Strengths:

* 2 Times More Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average

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

* Won 58% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line

* Won 55% of the Points after player two Backhands Cross in a row

* Backhand Effectiveness on his Service Game

Weaknesses:

* 50% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average

* Won 47% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice

* Backhand Drop Shot & Touch (not really played)

Strengths:

* Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners as his Rivals on Average

* First Serve Won Points (73%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (41%)

* Second Serve Won Points (57%)

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

Weaknesses:

* Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners as his Rival on Average

* First Serve Percentage (51%)

Strengths:

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

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

* First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (27%/50%)

Weaknesses:

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

* High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return

* First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (27%/50%)

Strengths:

* Total of Points Won at the Net (17%)

* 1-2 Punch Approach (7% of his total points won)

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

* Chip and Charge (2% of his total points won)

Weaknesses:

* 3 Times less Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

* Volley Points/Errors Ratio

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

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. 

Offensive / Medium

THOMAS WON THE FOREHAND BATTLE

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 return making 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.

 

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