NICOLAS MASSU

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

10/10/1979

Birthplace:

10/10/1979

Residence:

Vina Del Mar, Chile

Height:

6'0'' / 183 cm

Weight:

177 lbs / 80 kg

Last Update:

October 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1536

Nicolas Massu's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Won Points in the Average (71%)
    * 20% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points in the Average (71%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (24%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (47%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * Second Serve Return Won Points (55%)

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Points & 10% more Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 15% more Points & 40% fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 55% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 73% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Won 62% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Worn the Rivals' Backhand with the Forehand
    * First Forehand after the Serve

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Poitns with the Forehand Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside Out
    * Won 43% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out a row
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 2 times fewer Points with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Won 39% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Service Games (not enough points)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points won at the Net (79%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (81% of the points won)
    * Baseline Approach (75% of the points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (81%)

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * Chip and Charge (not really played)

Nicolas Massu's Game Style

Server

Medium-low

Nicolas Massu was often making less aces/service winners than his rivals. His ratio of first Serve unreturned was below average (24%) and he had to counterbalance that by the quality of his baseline game.

Puncher

Medium-low

Nicolas Massu's game style was all around his excellent topspin forehand. He could Punch or Retrieve on that side and that makes him at time a dominant Puncher or a dominant Retriever. He made on average 15% more points with the forehand than his rivals and it was right after his serve that he was the most dangerous with that shot.

Tempo Player

Low

Playing with heavy topspin with the forehand and retrieving from a far away position with the backhand Nicolas Massu cannot 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.

Offensive Player

Medium

Nicolas Massu could add an Offensive side to his game by coming in when he had a chance. His percentage of points won at the net net was very high (81%) because he moved forward when he got a big edge with his forehand. In total 12% of his points were won at the net and this result just stand in the average.

Retriever

High

51% of Nicolas Massu's points were won by the errors of his rivals and this result was above average. As said previously, he could Punch with the topspin forehand but also wear his rivals' backhand down. His mind-set was also the one of a genuine Retriever: fighting like a warrior on every single point.

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