NICOLAS LAPENTTI

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

08/13/1976

Birthplace:

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Residence:

Miami, USA

Height:

6'2'' / 188 cm

Weight:

190 lbs / 86 kg

Last Update:

August 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1541

Nicolas Lapentti's Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First & Second Serve Won Points in the Average (70%/50%)
    * First & Second Serve Won Points in the Average (70%/50%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (25%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (11%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% fewer Unforced Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Return
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (52%)
    * Received 9% fewer Aces/Service Winners than Average

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Winners/Forcing Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Very low Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Return

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% fewer Unforced Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand Inside In
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * Won 66% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Approach
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand Cross & Inside Out
    * First Forehand after the Serve (not enough winners/forcing errors)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (47% of the points won when played)

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% fewer Unforced Errors for the same Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Won 63% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Won 39% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Long Rallies (over 8 shots)
    * First Backhand after the Serve (too many unforced)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (61% of the points won when played)

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 15% more Winners/Forcing Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (22%)
    * Serve & Volley (78% of the points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (73% of the points won, 9% of the total points won)
    * Volley Winners-Forcing Errors / Unforced Errors Ratio (82%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Nicolas Lapentti's Game Style

Server

Medium-low

Nicolas Lapentti's results with the Serve were in the average. He was dominated with that shot against the big Servers but could get an edge against other players, especially the clay court specialists.

Puncher

Medium-low

As we could see, Nicolas Lapentti was more taking an edge with the forehand against his opponents because of his consistency than his attacks. Nonetheless, he could easily attack a dead ball but in that case his tendency was to follow that forehand to the net.

Tempo Player

Medium-low

Even though Nicolas Lapentti could not be regarded as a Tempo player, he could take the return & the backhand on the rise when he had to. However, these two shots were more played in a defensive (Retriever) than an agressive way (Tempo).

Offensive Player

Medium-high

Nicolas Lapentti's main strength was his capacity to change quickly from a defensive (Retriever) to an Offensive game. He varied well all kind of net approaches and in total 22% of his points were won at the net (with or without a volley to play). He also possessed an excellent hand at the net missing only a few volleys (18%).

Retriever

High

Nicolas Lapentti could be regarded as a dominant Retriever. He made on average fewer winners/forcing errors & unforced errors with the forehand than his opponents but he also used his forehand to wear the rivals' backhand down. In total, 48% of his points were won by the unforced errors of his rivals and this result is above the Legends average.

Australian Open 1999

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