GUILLERMO
VILAS

 

Last Update: January 2019

1186 Points Analyzed Manually for this Study

Strengths:

* 2 Times less Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand in any Directions

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

* Won 52% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row

* Won 58% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In

* Forehand Effectiveness on the Return Games (Consistency)

* Worn the Rivals' Backhand Down with the Forehand

* Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

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

* Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions

* Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Strengths:

* 30% less Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average

* Ratio of Points/Errors with the Return in the Average

* First Serve Return Won Points (36%)

* Second Serve Return Points Won (52%)

Weaknesses:

* 20% less Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average

* Ratio of Points/Errors with the Return in the Average

Strengths:

* 50% more Points & 40% less Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average

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

* Backhand Touch on a short ball

* Backhand Pass

Weaknesses:

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

* Won 37% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row

* Won 47% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice

* Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)

Strengths:

* Total of Points won at the Net (28%)

* Serve & Volley on grass (17% of his total points won)

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

* Volley Points/Errors Ratio (79%)

Weaknesses:

* 40% less Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

* Percentage of Points Won at the Net (61%)

* 1-2 Punch Approach (3% of his total points won)

* Chip and Charge (not really played)

Strengths:

* First Serve Percentage (67%)

* First Serve Won Points in the Average (69%)

* Second Serve Won Points (52%)

Weaknesses:

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

* First Serve Won Points in the Average (69%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (19%)

* Ratio of Double Faults (11%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (0%)

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

Guillermo Vilas was a dominant Retriever. 52% of his points were won by the errors of his rivals and this result was far above average. Besides being as solid as a rock he had one of the best passing-shot of his generation. In total 50% of his points won with the forehand & backhand were actually passing-shots. 

Retriever / Very high

Guillermo Vilas was much more a Retriever than a Puncher. When the baseline rallies started he made on average fewer points with the forehand & the backhand than his rivals. His main game plan was much more to make his opponents crack first than to attack them. 

Puncher / Medium-low

Playing with topspin on both side, Guillermo Vilas could not be regarded as a Tempo player at all. Tempo players play close to the baseline and take the ball on the rise and this was not his case.  

Tempo / Low

When he played on clay, Guillermo Vilas wasn't an Offensive player at all but when he played on grass he often played the serve & volley. We can say that he really adapted his game to the surface and like this he won 4 slams (2 on clay & 2 on grass). 

Offensive / Medium

Opting for a high first serve percentage, Guillermo Vilas could not be regarded as a Server at all. He made on average 20% fewer aces/service winners than his rivals and did not count on this shot to win a match. 

Serve / Low

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