CEDRIC

PIOLINE

 

Last Update: November 2018

1189 Points Analyzed for this Study

Volley - 4 Stars

(Above Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* 10% more Points & 40% less Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

* Total of Points Won at the Net (34%)

* Varied well all kind of Net Approach

* Serve & Volley (20% of the total won points)

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

* Volley Points/Errors Ratio

Weaknesses:

* None

Backhand - 4 Stars

(Above Top100 Average)

Strengths:

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

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line

* Won 56% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line

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

* Backhand Pass

Weaknesses:

* 10% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average

* Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line

* Won 47% of the Points after playing two Backhands Cross in a row

* Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)

Return - 4 Stars

(Above Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* 70% more Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return

* First Serve Return Won Points (33%)

* Received 7% less Aces/Service Winners than Average

Weaknesses:

* 50% more Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return

Forehand - 4 Stars

(Above Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* 30% more Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line

* Won 52% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line

* Won 60% of the Points after playing two Forehand Cross in a row

* Won 52% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In

* Forehand Effectiveness on the Return Games

* Forehand Drop Shot (53% of the points when played)

* Forehand Touch on a short ball

* Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

* 10% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average

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

* Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Serve - 3 Stars

(In the Top100 Average)

Strengths:

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

* First Serve Won Points (73%)

* Second Serve Won Points (53%)

Weaknesses:

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

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

Offensive

High

Cedric Pioline was a dominant Offensive player. 34% of his total points were won at then net (with or without a volley to play) and this results was above the general average of the ATP players. He varied well all kind of net approach but the one he did the most was the serve & volley (20% of his total points won). At the net, he possesses an excellent hand and missed only a very few volleys. 

Puncher

Medium-high

From the back of the court, Cédric Pioline liked to Punch the ball with his forehand but also his single-handed backhand. He made on average more points with these two shots than his rivals. Besides, he was an excellent passer. 

Retriever

Medium-high

Cedric Pioline wasn't only a Puncher, he could also Retrieve with topspin on both sides when the rallies extended. On clay, he could be very patient and worn his opponents down from time to time. 

Server

Medium

There were big differences of Serve effectiveness according to the surface Cedric Pioline played on. He got much more aces/service winners on fast surfaces than on clay. More difference were noticed in his case than in the other ATP players. Because of that we can say that he was much more of a Server on fast surfaces than on clay. 

Tempo

Low

Cedric Pioline was much more a Puncher or a Retriever than a Tempo player. However, he could take the ball on the rise close to the baseline when he had to but he didn't do it enough to be regarded as a Tempo player. His game style was more to wait a bit more the ball and accelerate with topspin on both sides. 

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