Last Update: November 2018

1450 Points Analyzed Manually for this Study



* Almost two Times more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average

* First Serve Won Points (80%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (62%)

* Second Serve Won Points (54%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (11%)


* Ratio of Double Faults (11%)


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

* Total of Points won at the Net (55%)

* Serve & Volley (45% of his total points won)

* Chip and Charge (3% of his total points won)


* None


* Won 53% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line

* Won 54% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In


* 10% less Points & 30% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average

* Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions (because of the serve & volley)

* First Forehand after the Return (too many errors)

* Forehand Touch & Drop Shot (not really played)


* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return


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

* High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return

* First Serve Return Won Points (25%)

* Received 6% more Aces/Service Winners than Average

* Second Serve Return Won Points (46%)


* Backhand Pass


* 30% less Points & 10% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average

* Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line

* Won 40% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line

* Won 39% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice

* Backhand Effectiveness on the Return Games (too many errors)

* Backhand Drop Shot (37% of the ponts won when played)

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

Mark Philippoussis is one of the best Server o all time. He made on average almost two times more aces/service winners than his rivals and when that first serve was in 62% of the time it was unreturned. The Serve was by far his biggest shot and he optimized it by playing most of the time the serve & volley. 

Server / Very high

Mark Philippousis wasn't a Tempo player at all. Having a big forehand take back and a single-handed backhand, he didn't really take the ball on the rise close to the baseline. 

Tempo / Low

Only 26% of Mark Philippoussis' points were won by the errors of his rival and this is far below the average of the ATP players. He didn't count on his opponents' mistakes to win a match at all. 

Retriever / Very low

Possessing such a big Serve, Mark Philippoussis played the serve & volley most of the time (Offensive). 45% of his total points were won this way (with or without a volley to play) against 2% for the 1-2 punch approach & 5% for the baseline approach. He also used more than average the return volley (3% of his total points won). 

Offensive / Very High

From the back of the court, Mark Philippousis was a Puncher. Even though he won less points on average with the forehand & the backhand than his opponents he still took risks with these shots when he could. The lower ratio of points is explained by the fact that Mark Philippoussis was much more at the net than average. 

Puncher / Medium

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