PAOLO LORENZI

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

12/15/1981

Birthplace:

Rome, Italy

Residence:

Sarasota, USA

Height:

6'0'' / 183 cm

Weight:

172 lbs / 78 kg

Turned Pro:

2003

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

3470

Shots' Ranking 2020

Serve

100

Return

76

Forehand

102

Backhand

93

Volley

18

Paolo Lorenzi's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 15% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage & Points Won in the Average (60%/69%)
    * First Serve Percentage & Points Won in the Average (60%/69%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (28%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (68%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 25% fewer Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Return Won Points (31%)
    * Receives 8% fewer Aces/Service Winners than Average

Weaknesses:

    * 2.5 times fewer Points with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return

Forehand

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * 50% fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forheand in any Directions
    * Wins 61% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Wins 45% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * First Forehand after the Serve & the Return
    * Forehand Drop Shot (29% of the points won)
    * Forehand Pass

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * 10% fewer Points & 15% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Backhand Attack on a shor ball
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Drop Shot (51% of the points won)
    * Wins 49% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 38% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Medium Rallies (between 5 & 8 shots)

Volley

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 60% more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (26%)
    * Serve & Volley (11% of his total won points)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (8% of his total won points)
    * Baseline Approach (7% of his total won points)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (72%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Paolo Lorenzi's Game Style

Server

Medium-low

Paolo Lorenzi cannot be qualified as a Server but he still gets an edge with that shot against his rivals making 15% more aces/service winners than them. However, this result is more explained because of his defensive return position (which allows him to put back in play more serves than average) and the fact that he plays mainly on clay (which slows the serve down).

Puncher

Medium-low

Even though Paolo Lorenzi is a clay court specialist, he cannot be regarded as a Puncher at all. He makes on average two times fewer points with the forehand than his rivals. This shot is much more used to Retrieve than to attack.

Tempo Player

Low

Paolo Lorenzi is not a Tempo player at all. Unlike this kind of player, he plays rather far from his baseline, uses a lot of topspin and does not often take the ball on the rise. His return is also played in a defensive way which is the opposite of the Tempo player who are much more aggressive than him.

Offensive Player

High

As said previously, Paolo Lorenzi mixes defensive and Offensive game style. In total, 25% of his points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result is far above average. He varies well all kind of net approaches: serve & volley, 1-2 punch right after his serve and baseline approach. At the net, he also possesses a good hand missing only 26% of his volleys.

Retriever

High

Paolo Lorenzi's game style is between a dominant Retriever and a dominant Offensive player. It means that on the one hand he plays consistent from the back of the court and wears his rivals down and on the other hand he frequently comes in to mix things up. That makes him a rare but very interesting game style on tour. In total, 47% of his points are won by the errors of his rivals and this result is above the general average of the ATP players.

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