Vitas Gerulaitis could also count on an effective Serve making on average two times more points with that shot than his rivals. When his first serve was in, 30% of the time it was unreturned and this result for his time was excellent.
Server / High
Even though only 34% of his points were won by the errors of his rivals, Vitas Gerulaitis could Retrieve from the back of the court. His baseline strategy was to put the majority of his balls on his rivals backhand and wait the right one to move forward.
Retriever / Medium
Vitas Gerulaitis could not be regarded as a Puncher because his ratio of points won with the forehand was below the one of his rivals (two times fewer points). He played that shot flat and not with topspin as the Punchers usually do.
Puncher / Low
Vitas Gerulaitis was a dominant Offensive player. In total, 54% 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 the biggest edge against them with the quality of his volley. He made made on average two times more points with that shot than them. His favorite way to come in was the serve & volley (35% of his total points won) but he was also excellent with the chip & charge (8% of his total points won).
Offensive / Very High
Using most of the time the backhand slice, Vitas Gerulaitis was nothing but a Tempo player. Tempo players are aggressive with their flat backhands and takes an edge against their rivals making more points than them.