DENIS

KUDLA

 

Last Update: February 2019

2723 Points Analyzed for this Study

Serve

112th

Return

36th

Forehand

59th

Backhand

52nd

Volley

84th

Return - 4 Stars

(Above Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* 30% more Points & 20% less Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return

* Second Serve Return Won Points (52%)

Weaknesses:

* High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return

* Receives 4% more Aces/Service Winners than Average

Forehand - 4 Stars

(Above Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* 10% more Points for the same Ratio of Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line

* Wins 62% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line

* Forehand Effectiveness in Long Rallies (over 8 shots)

* Forehand Drop Shot (62% of the points when played)

* Forehand Touch on a short ball

Weaknesses:

* High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line

* Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside out & Inside In

Backhand - 3 Stars

(In the Top100 Average)

Strengths:

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

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

* Wins 63% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line

Weaknesses:

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

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

* Wins 44% of the Points after playing two Backhands Cross in a row

* Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)

Volley - 3 Stars

(In the Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* Total of Points Won at the Net (16%)

* Baseline Approach (9% of the total points won)

Weaknesses:

* 30% less Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

* Percentage of Points Won at the Net (65%)

* Serve & Volley (not really played)

Serve - 2 Stars

(Below Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* Second Serve Won Points (54%)

Weaknesses:

* 40% less Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average

* First Serve Won Points (65%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (25%)

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

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Tempo

High

Even though Denis Kudka's forehand results are slightly better than the backhand's one (because of a very high ratio of errors), he is a dominating Tempo player. Playing close to the baseline and hitting rather flat on both side, he takes the ball on the rise and is agressive with the forehand, backhand & return. 

Retriever

High

Denis Kudla is quick around the court and besides playing with Tempo, he also Retrieves. In his case, we would say that he is more a Counterpuncher. 46% of his points are won by the errors of the rivals and 15% of his rallies are played above 8 shots. These two results stand above the general average of the ATP players. 

Puncher

Medium

Denis kudla really improved the quality of his forehand during his career and now he is capable of flat Punching when needed. But he is still more a Tempo player than a Puncher because of his court position close to the baseline and the way he hits the balls (rather flat). 

Offensive

Medium

16% of Denis Kudla's points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this results in the average. As a Tempo player, he uses the forehand & backhand approach and most of the time it happens during the baseline rallies. 

Server

Medium-low

Although Denis Kudla has strongly improved his serve during his career, he is still dominated by the rivals with this shot. As an expert stats, I would say that meanwhile he improved his serve (ratio of aces/service winners), the quality of his backhand decreased. 

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