NICOLAS ALMAGRO

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

08/21/1985

Birthplace:

Murcia, Spain

Residence:

Murcia, Spain

Height:

6'0'' / 183 cm

Weight:

190 lbs / 86 kg

Last Update:

February 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

4557

Nicolas Almagro's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 25% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * None
    * First Serve Won Points (76%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (41%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (6%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Second Serve Return Points Won (51%)

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Errors for the same Ratio of Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% more Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Service Games

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * Forehand Drop Shot (33% of the points won)

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 25% more Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average​
    * 20% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Attack on a short ball

Volley

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points won at the Net (73%)

Weaknesses:

    * 25% fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (8%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (3% of his total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (4% of his total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (63%)

Nicolas Almagro's Game Style

Server

High

When compared with his opponents, Nicolas Almagro took his biggest edge with his Serve making on average 25% more aces/service winners than them. For a clay court specialist, we can say that he was a big Server.

Puncher

High

From the back of the court, Nicolas Almagro was a dominating Puncher. He took a big edge with his forehand attacks but could also count on his single-handed backhand. However, he was more effective with his forehand than backhand.

Tempo Player

Low

Nicolas Almagro could not be regarded as a Tempo player at all. He played with heavy topspin on both sides and did not take the ball on the rise close to his baseline.

Offensive Player

Low

Only 8% of Nicolas Almagro’s points were won at the net and this result was below average. He often preferred to attack another forehand (or backhand) than to follow one of these shots to the net.

Retriever

Medium-low

Nicolas Almagro could not be regarded as a Retriever because only 35% of his points were won by the errors of his rivals (below average). He was really an aggressive baseliner who didn’t count on his opponents’ errors to win a match.

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