NICOLAS MASSU

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

10/10/1979

Birthplace:

Vina Del Mar, Chile

Residence:

Vina Del Mar, Chile

Height:

6'0'' / 183 cm

Weight:

177 lbs / 80 kg

Last Update:

August 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2016

Nicolas Massu's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Won Points in the Average (71%)
    * 25% 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 (23%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (46%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * 15% fewer Unforced Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (55%)

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Winners/Forcing Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand Return
    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Return

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 25% more Winners/Forcing Errors & 25% fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 60% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Won 66% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Won 66% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Inside Out
    * Won 49% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% fewer Unforced Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * 40% fewer Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Very low Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Won 47% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Won 46% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Service Games (lack of Winners/Forcing Errors)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points won at the Net (79%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (79% of the points won)
    * Baseline Approach (77% of the points won)
    * Volley Winners-Forcing Errors / Unforced Errors Ratio (82%)

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Winners/Forcing Errors 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 not a Server and he often made fewer aces/service winners than his opponents in a match. His ratio of first Serve unreturned was below average (23%) 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 made him at time a dominant Puncher or a dominant Retriever. He made on average 25% more winners/forcing errors 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 rather far from the baseline with the backhand Nicolas Massu could not be regarded as a Tempo player at all. Tempo players play close to the baseline and take the ball on the rise and it 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 but this result was below the Legends average.

Retriever

High

49% of Nicolas Massu's points were won by the unforced errors of his opponents and this result was above the Legends average. As said previously, he could Punch with the topspin forehand but also wear his rivals' down. His mind-set was also the one of a genuine Retriever: fighting like a warrior on every single point.

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