AARON KRICKSTEIN

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

08/02/1967

Birthplace:

08/02/1967

Residence:

Boca Raton, USA

Height:

6'0'' / 183 cm

Weight:

160 lbs / 73 kg

Last Update:

October 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1201

Aaron Krickstein's Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Aces/Service Winners & 2.5 Times fewer Double Faults than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (54%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (55%)
    * First Serve Won Points (64%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (3%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (28%)

Return

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 70% more Points & 30% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (36%)
    * Received 12% fewer Aces/Service Winners than Average
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (52%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% more Points & 15% fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Won 55% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 62% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Won 54% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * First Forehand after the Serve & Return
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Return Games
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball & Lob
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Won 46% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Errors for the Same Ratio of Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Very low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Won 47% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Won 51% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Won 51% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * First Backhand after the Serve & Return
    * Backhand Attack on a short ball
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball & Lob
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

1 Star

Strengths:

    * None

Weaknesses:

    * 10 times fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (62%)
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (6%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (3% of his total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (2% of his total points won)

Aaron Krickstein's Game Style

Server

Medium

For a Retriever, Aaron Krickstein could count on an effective serve. He was not among the best Servers of his time but he still could get an edge making more aces/service winners against the weaker ones.

Puncher

Medium

Even though Aaron Krickstein was more a Retriever than a Puncher, he could still accelerate with the forehand when he had time. In that regard, he was also a bit of a Puncher.

Tempo Player

Medium

The way Aaron Krickstein Retrieved was in Tempo close to his baseline. Playing close to his baseline and taking the ball on the rise, he was as solid with his forehand as with his backhand. His return of serve was also one of his strengths. The only thing missing to be a true Tempo player was his ratio of points. Tempo player are more aggresive than what he was, Aaron Krickstein was more a Retriever than a Tempo player.

Offensive Player

Very low

Aaron Krickstein cannot be qualified of an Offensive player at all, he was much more the one counterpunching the best in that business. In total, only 6% of his points were won at the net and he made on average 10 times less points with the volley than his opponents.

Retriever

High

Aaron Krickstein was a dominant Retriever and in his case more a Counterpuncher. Fast around the court and as consistent as a rock, he made on average fewer errors than his rivals with every possible shots: serve, return, forehand, backhand & volley. In total, 45% of his points were won by the errors of his rivals and this result was above the average of the ATP players.

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