ANDY MURRAY

Complete Game Analysis

Last Update : April 2019

15'842 Points Analyzed Manually for this study

Serve

25th

Return

2nd

Forehand

13th

Backhand

4th

Volley

35th

Strengths:

* 20% less Errors for the Same Ratio of Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return

* First Serve Return Won Points (34%)

* Receives 10% less Aces/Service Winners than Average

* Second Serve Return Won Points (54%)

Weaknesses:

* None

Strengths:

* 25% more Points & 30% less Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross

* Wins 61% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row

* Wins 60% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice

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

* Wears the Rivals' Down with his Backhand

* Backhand Drop Shot (59% of points won)

* Backhand Touch on a short ball

* Backhand Pass

Weaknesses:

* None

Strengths:

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

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand in any Directions

* Wins 60% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line

* Wins 67% o the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In

* Wears the Rivals Down with his Forehand

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

* Forehand Drop Shot (75% of points won)

* Forehand Touch on a short ball

* Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

* 15% less Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average

* Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line & Inside In

Strengths:

* 25% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average

* First Serve Won Points (75%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners (38%)

* Second Serve Won Points (53%)

* Low Ratio of Double Faults (7%)

Weaknesses:

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (2%)

Strengths:

* Percentage of Points Won at the Net (77%)

* 1-2 Punch Approach when played (78% of points won)

* Baseline Approach when played (78% of points won)

* Chip & Charge when played (62% of points won)

* Volley Points/Errors Ratio (78%)

Weaknesses:

* 2 Times less Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

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

Andy Murray is a dominant Retriever. This is by wearing his rivals down that he takes his biggest edge on average and in total 44% of his points are won by their errors. As a complete Retriever, he is also excellent with the special shots like the drop shot, the pass and the touch on shor balls. 

Retriever / High

On the forehand side, the way Andy Murray Retrieves is with Punch. It means that he plays his forehand with topspin not so close to the baseline. Althouhg he makes on average 15% less points with his forehand than his rivals, he still can get winners on that side from time to time. 

Puncher / Medium

As a complete Retriever, Andy Murray has also developped an Offensive side to his game. 11% of his points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result is in the average of the ATP players. At the net he possesses an excellent hand missing only 22% of his volleys.

Offensive / Medium

On the backhand side, Andy Murray Retrieves with Tempo. It means that he is comfortable taking the ball on the rise close to his baseline and counterpunching. Having one of the best backhand in the world, besides making 30% less errors than them with that shot he also makes 25% more points. His Tempo side also helps him strongly to be ranked among the top returners in the world. 

Tempo / Medium

Andy Murray can count on an effective Serve making on average 25% more points with that shot than his rivals. When his first serve is in, 38% of the time it is unreturned and this result is above the average of the ATP players. Being so solid from the back of the court, his Serve come to complete perfectly his game style and gives him a precious edge. 

Server / Medium

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