ILYA

IVASHKA

Last Update: October 2018

985 Points Analyzed for this Study

Volley - 4 Stars

(Above Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* 50% more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

* Total of Points Won at the Net (18%)

* Serve & Volley when played (81% of the points won)

* Baseline Approach (7% of the total points won)

* Volley Points/Errors Ratio

Weaknesses:

* Return Volley (not really played)

Return - 3 Stars

(In the Top100 Average)

Strengths:

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

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return

* Second Serve Return Won Points (55%)

Weaknesses:

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

* Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return

* First Serve Return Won Points (27%)

* Receives 7% more Aces/Service Winners than Average

Backhand - 3 Stars

(In the Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* 20% more Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line

* Wins 63% of the Points after playing two Backhands Cross in a row

Weaknesses:

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

* Wins 49% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line

* Backhand Effectiveness in the Medium Rallies (between 5 & 8 shots)

* Backhand Touch & Drop Shot (not really played)

Serve - 3 Stars

(In the Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* First Serve Won Points (75%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (37%)

* Ratio of Double Faults (7%)

Weaknesses:

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

* Second Serve Won Points (41%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Forehand - 2 Stars

(Below Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line

* Wins 53% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In

* First Forehand after Serve & Return (between 3 & 4 shots)

* Forehand Approach

Weaknesses:

* 20% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average

* Very high Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line

* Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside In

* Wins 45% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line

* Wins 41% of the Points after playing two Forehands Cross in a row

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

* Forehand Attacks on a short ball

* Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

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Tempo

High

Playing close to the baseline with pace, Ilya Ivashka is a dominating Tempo player. His forehand & backhand are hit almost flat with no margin above the net. Like most of the Tempo players, his return position is also close to the baseline.

Offensive

Medium-high

18% of Ilya Ivashka's points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result stands just above the general average of the ATP players. When compared with his opponents, he gets his biggest edge by making 50% more with the volley than them. 

Server

Medium-high

Ilya Ivashka's ratio of aces/service winners is just above average (37%) but he still makes on average 30% less points with the serve than his rivals. This is explained by his return position close to the baseline which helps his opponents to increase their serve effectiveness against him. So, for the moment Illya Ivashka is a good Server which is dominated by the rivals with that shot. 

Puncher

Medium

Ilya Ivashka wins more points with the forehand (16%) than with the backhand (8%). It means that besides being a Tempo player he is also a flat Puncher on the forehand side. However, for the moment, his flat Punch is not that effective and this is because of a high ratio of errors (20% more than his rivals for the same ratio of points on average). 

Retriever

Medium

It also happens during the baseline rallies that Ilya Ivashka plays in Tempo until he or his rivals make the point or the error. Like that, he Retrieves with pace too and 45% of his points are won by the errors of his opponents (above average). 

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