THOMAS JOHANSSON

Complete Game Analysis

Last Update : May 2019

1698 Points Analyzed Manually for this study

Strengths:

* 2 times more Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average

* Very high Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line

* Won 52% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row

* Backhand Effectiveness on the Service Games

* Backhand Drop Shot (59% of the points won when played)

Weaknesses:

* 40% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average

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

* Won 48% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line

* Won 35% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice

Strengths:

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

* Percentage of Ponts Won at the Net (74%)

* Total of Points Won at the Net (21%)

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

* 1-2 Punch Approach (9% of his total won points)

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

Weaknesses:

* Chip and Charge (not really played)

Strengths:

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

* First Serve Won Points (82%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (49%)

Weaknesses:

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

* First Serve Percentage (57%)

* Second Serve Won Points (48%)

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

Strengths:

* 40% more Points & 10% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return

* First Serve Return Won Points (31%)

Weaknesses:

* Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return

Strengths:

* Won 51% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line

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

* Forehand Attacks on a short ball

* Forehand Drop Shot (55% of the points when played)

* Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

* 20% less Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average

* Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions

* Won 47% of the Points after playing twos Forehands Cross in a row

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

* Forehand Touch (not really played)

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

Thomas Johansson was a dominant Tempo player. Playing close to the baseline and generating pace on both sides, his backhand was his best shot. Like most of the Tempo players, his return of serve was also as good as aggressive.

Tempo / High

When he had a chance, Thomas Johansson often followed his forehand or backhand to the net. The serve & volley was also played from time to time. Generally, he got excellent results when coming in. 

Offensive / Medium-high

Winning only 34% of his points by the errors of his rivals, Thomas Johansson wasn't Retriever. He had too many weapons to count on his opponents' errors to win a match.

Retriever / Very low

Thomas Johansson went big on his first serve and got a high ratio of unreturned, especially T on deuce court. He could really count on this shot to get free points in a match.

Serve / High

Thomas Johansson can't be regarded as a Puncher because the ratio of points won with his forehand was below the average of the ATP players. He was much more a Tempo player taking the ball on the rise than a topspin Puncher. 

Puncher / Medium-low

I AM NOT AFRAID OF YOU MARAT!

Marat Safin was regarded as one of the most powerful player on tour but on that day the Outsider Thomas Johansson out-powered him. The Swede surprised everyone by being more aggressive than the Russian with almost every possible shot except the serve.

 

7 vs 3 Johansson for the number of points won with the return. 

11 vs 9 Johansson for the number of points won with the forehand.

26 vs 17 Johansson for the number of points won with the backhand.

12 vs 5 Johansson for the number of points won with the volley. 

Marat Safin didn't give away this match, it was much more Thomas Johansson taking his chance for the biggest match of his career! Congrats!!

2002 Australian Open Final against Marat Safin

Thomas Johansson defeated Marat Safin in four sets 3-6 6-4 6-4 7-6 to claim his first Grand Slam. In total he won 135 points in this match and his rival 120 points.

 

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