Last Update: March 2019

3554 Points Analyzed Manually for this Study


* 30% more Points & 20% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average

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

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

* Backhand Attack on a short ball

* Backhand Touch 

* Backhand Pass


* None


* 40% more Points & 10% fewer Errors 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 in any Direction

* Forehand Effectivneess in any kind of Rally (short, medium & long)

* Forehand Attacks on a short ball

* Forehand Drop Shot (63% of the points won)

* Forehand Pass


* None


* Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return

* First Serve Return Won Points (32%)

* Second Serve Return Won Points (52%)


* Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average

* Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return


* First Serve Percentage (68%)

* Second Serve Won Points (56%)


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

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (20%)


* Percentage of Points Won at the Net (78%)

* Baseline Approach when played (83% of the points won)


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

* Total of Points Won at the Net (8%)

* Serve & Volley (not really played)

* 1-2 Punch Approach (3% of his total points won)

* Chip & Charge (not really played)

* Volley Points/Errors Ratio (54%)

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

Juan Carlos Ferrero was a dominant Puncher. When compared with his rivals, he took his biggest edge with the forehand attack making on average 40% more points than them. He could be dangerous with that shot in any positions on the court and at any time. 

Puncher / High

To complete his baseline game, Juan Carlo Ferrero could also Retrieve and get an edge making fewer errors with the forehand and the backhand than his rivals. In total, 41% of his points were won by the errors of his rivals and this result stands in the average of the ATP players. 

Retriever / Medium

Winning only 8% of his points at the net (with or without a volley to play) Juan Carlos Ferreros could not be regarded as an Offensive player at all. His rivals made on average 3 times more points with the volley than him. 

Offensive / Low

Juan Carlos Ferrero was not only a Puncher but also a Tempo player. It means that he was as effective with the topspin forehand as with the backhand played in Tempo close to his baseline. He made on average 30% more points with the backhand than his rivals and that made him a really aggressive baseliner.

Tempo / High

When compared with his rivals, Juan Carlos Ferrero was the most dominated with the Serve making on average 30% fewer points with this shot than them. Opting for a high first serve percentage (68%) only 20% of his first serve were unreturned (below average). 

Server / Medium-low

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