Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

05/24/1987

Birthplace:

Sanremo, Italy

Residence:

Arma di Taggia, Italy

Height:

5'10'' / 178 cm

Weight:

174 lbs / 79 kg

Turned Pro:

2004

Last Update:

December 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

6062

Shots' Ranking 2020

Serve

109

Return

25

Forehand

18

Backhand

24

Volley

13

Fabio Fognini's Strengths

Serve

1 Star

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Second Serve Won Points (52%)
    * 30% fewer Aces/Service Winners & 70% more Double Faults than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points (67%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (21%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (12%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (2%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% fewer Errors for the same Ratio of Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * First Serve Won Points (35%)
    * Receives 7% fewer aces/service winners than average
    * Second Serve Won Points (52%)

Weaknesses:

    * Very high Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% more Points for the same Ratio of Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 54% of the Points after player a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 60% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 72% of the Points after playing 2 Forehand Inside Out in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Short & Medium Rallies (3-8 shots)
    * Wears his Rivals' Backhand Down with his Forehand
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * Forehand Drop Shot (59% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross, Down the Line & Inside Out
    * Wins 49% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% more Points & 15% fewer Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the line
    * Wins 52% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 47% of the Points after playing 2 Backhand Cross in a row
    * Wins 54% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Effectiveness on Return Games (consistent)
    * Backhand Pass
    * Backhand Drop Shot (56% of the points won)

Volley

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 30% more Points & 2 times fewer Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (78%)
    * Serve & Volley when played (92% of the points won)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (80% of points won)
    * Baseline Approach (77% of points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (77%)

Weaknesses:

    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Fabio Fognini's Game Style

Server

Low

When compared with his rivals, Fabio Fognini is strongly dominated by his rivals with the Serve making 40% fewer aces/service winners and 80% more double faults. As a consequence, he is nothing but a Server and will have to win his matches from the back of the court.

Puncher

High

Fabio Fognini is a dominant Puncher who makes on average 30% more points with the topspin forehand than his rivals. On that side, the danger can come in any directions and at any time in the rallye (short, medium & long).

Tempo Player

Medium

Fabio Fognini cannot be regarded as a Tempo player but he still wins points with the backhand according to average. He is comfortable taking the ball on the rise close to his baseline with the backhand but he will be still more effective with the inside ou & inside in forehand.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

Fabio Fognini is one of the best in the business when he moves forward (Offensive). His volley stats are excellent when he plays the 1-2 punch right after his serve or the baseline approach. However, only 14% of his points are won at the net and this result stands in the average and not above.

Retriever

High

Besides Punching his rivals, Fabio Fognini also wears them down on their backhand. Despite a high ratio of backhand errors he still makes fewer errors on that side than his rivals and this is mainly because of his forehand that he uses to wear his oppnents's backhand down. In total, 48% of his points are won by his rivals' errors and this result is above the average of the ATP players.

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