Pella enjoyed his most successful season in 2019. He won his first title at Sao Paulo and despite being considered a clay specialist made the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
At 29 years of age without any significant weapons, Guido will need to work even harder to keep his top 30 ranking in 2020. Thoughts for Pella are steady, bland and tough.
Steady: Pella doesn’t possess any stand out weapons and likes to wear opponents down.
Bland: He is not the least bit exciting or entertaining to watch, and his style is dull.
Tough: He has toughed it out on tour since 2007, and his never give up approach has seen him reach highs in 2019. His hardiness is evidenced in his liking for clay and ability to out-hustle his opponents on that surface.
Likes: I like that he always gives 100% and is professional. He may not be entertaining, but I admire his application to the game.
Dislikes: Not my cup of tea to watch, but that is nothing against him :-).
Areas for improvement: Guido’s backhand is ordinary and his volley on the weak side. Although his forehand is decent, he could develop his down the line variant, which is error-prone. His homework is to watch fellow lefty Rafa on YouTube.