MARAT SAFIN

Complete Game Analysis

Last Update : June 2019

3297 Points Analyzed Manually for this study

Backhand - 5 Stars

(Far Above Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* 40% more Points for the same Ratio fo Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average

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

* Won 59% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line

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

* Backhand Effectiveness in the Short & Medium Rallies (between 3 & 8 shots)

* Backhand Drop Shot (65% of the points when played)

* Backhand Pass

Weaknesses:

* Won 36% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice

* Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)

Serve - 4 Stars

(Above Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* 20% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average

* First Serve Won Points (79%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (50%)

* Second Serve Won Points (53%)

* Ratio of Double Faults (5%)

Weaknesses:

* First Serve Percentage (54%)

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

Volley - 4 Stars

(Above Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* 60%  more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

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

* Varied well all kind of Net Approach

* Baseline Approach (10% of his total points won)

* Chip and Charge (71% of the won points when played)

* Volley Points/Errors Ratio

Weaknesses:

* None

Return - 4 Stars

(Above Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* 60% more Points for the same Ratio of Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return

* Second Serve Return Won Points (51%)

Weaknesses:

* None

Forehand - 4 Stars

(Above Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* Same Ratio of Points/Errors than his Rivals on Average

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside In

* Won 58% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line

* Won 51% of the Points after playing two Forehands Cross in a row

* Won 64% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In

* Forehand Approach

* Forehand Touch on a short ball

Weaknesses:

* Same Ratio of Points/Errors than his Rivals on Average

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

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Tempo

High

Marat Safin could do many things on a tennis court. From the back of the court, he had an excellent backhand than the played close to the baseline in Tempo. When compared with his rivals, this is with the backhand that he took his biggest edge. Like most of the Tempo players, he was also more aggressive than average with his return of serve.

Server

High

Marat Safin had the package which means that he was good from the back of the court and he also had an excellent Serve. When his first serve was in, 50% of the time it was an ace or a service winners (far above the general average of the ATP players). 

Offensive

Medium-high

Marat Safin wasn't only hitting strong from the baseline, when he had a chance he often followed his forehand or backhand to the net (Offensive player). Like that in total 22% of his points were won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result stands above the average of the ATP players. 

Puncher

Medium

Marat Safin had a slightly better backhand than forehand but the forehand could be used in Tempo close to the baseline or to Punch slower balls. This capacity of generating pace on any kind of balls allowed Marat Safin to be good in any surface. 

Retriever

Low

Marat Safin was a strong and agressive players who didn't count on his rivals' errors to win a match. Winning only 35% of the points by the errors of his rivals, the Retrieve didn't represent his game style at all.

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