Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

08/16/1992

Birthplace:

Merlo, Argentina

Residence:

Merlo, Argentina

Height:

5'10'' / 178 cm

Weight:

165 lbs / 75 kg

Turned Pro:

2009

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1154

Shots' Ranking 2020

Serve

Return

Forehand

Backhand

Volley

Nicolas Kicker's Strenghts

Serve

1 Star

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * None
    * 40% fewer Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points (67%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (18%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (12%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve Serve (0%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% more Points & 50% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (30/49%)

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (30/49%)

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 10% more Points & 20% fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Wins 59% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 58% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Service Games
    * Forehand Drop Shot (65% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross & Inside Out

Backhand

1 Star

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * None
    * 40% more Errors for the Same Ratio of Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Very High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Wins 39% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 41% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (41% of the points won)

Volley

1 Star

Strengths:

    * 1-2 Punch Approach when played (76% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Points & 2 times more Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (9%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (56%)

Nicolas Kicker's Game Style

Server

Very low

Nicolas Kicker is nothing but a Serve. Only 11% of his points are won with aces or service winners and this result is far below average. As a consequence, most of the time he is dominated by his rivals with this shot and has to counterbalance that from the back of the court.

Puncher

High

Nicolas is a dominant Puncher. From the back of the court he takes risks with the topspin forehand but also with the single-handed backhand. However, when compared with his rivals, he takes a much bigger edge with the forehand than the backhand effectiveness.

Tempo Player

Low

Nicolas Kicker's backhand is played in a Punching way with topspin. Tempo players take the ball on the rise close to the baseline and hit rather flat. This isn't his case and he can't be regarded as a Tempo player at all.

Offensive Player

Low

Nicolas Kicker can't be regarded as an Offensive player at all. Only 9% of his total points are won at the net and this is below average. However, he gets good results when he plays the 1-2 punch approach right after his serve.

Retriever

High

As a clay court specialist, Nicolas Kicker is not only a Puncher but also a Retriever. In total, 53% of his points are won by the errors of his rivals and this result is far above the average of the ATP players. However, this percentage would be lower if he possessed a better Serve.

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