Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

05/11/1995

Birthplace:

Turin, Italy

Residence:

Turin, Italy

Height:

6'3'' / 191 cm

Weight:

168 lbs / 76 kg

Turned Pro:

2013

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

976

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

105

Forehand

111

Backhand

124

Volley

40

Lorenzo Sonego's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 60% more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * None
    * First Serve Percentage (64%)
    * First Serve Won Points (75%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (37%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * None

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Points & 10% more Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * Very low Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (24%)

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 20% fewer Errors for the same Ratio of Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line & Inside In
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 57% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 63% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * First Forehand after the Serve
    * Forehand Drop Shot (64% of the points when played)
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 48% of the Points after playing two Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 42% of the Points after playing two Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Medium & Long Rallies (over 5 shots; not enough points)

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Wins 53% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * 2 times fewer Points & 10% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * Wins 29% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Medium & Long Rallies (over 5 shots)
    * Backhand Drop Shot & Touch (not really played)

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (75%)
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (21%)
    * Serve & Volley (6% of the total won points)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach when played (9% of the total won points)
    * Baseline Approach (6% of the total won points)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (73%)

Weaknesses:

    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Lorenzo Sonego's Game Style

Server

High

For a clay court specialist, Lorenzo Sonego possesses a huge Serve. When compared with his rivals, this is by far with this shot that he takes his biggest edge. He gets similar stats as Nick Kyrgios for instance. Besides giving him free points the serve gives many opportunities to attack his opponents on his first shot after it.

Puncher

Medium-high

From the back of the court, Lorenzo Sonego's game style is between a Puncher and a Retriever. He will be very agressive on the first shot after his serve and really effective with the 1-2 punch approach (Offensive/Punch). Then, when the rallies extend, he makes on average 2 times less points with the forehand than his rivals (Retriever).

Tempo Player

Low

Getting results below the average of the ATP players with the return & the backhand, Lorenzo is nothing but a Tempo player. He doesn't play close to his baseline and takes the ball on the rise. However, we can say that this part is missing in his game.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

Lorenzo Sonego developed a very effective Offensive side to his game. This allows him to be much more agressive with his forehand, especially with the 1-2 punch approach. The serve & volley is also used from time to time to surprise his rivals.

Retriever

Medium

As said previously, when the rallies extend, Lorenzo Soengo is more of a Retriever than a Puncher or an Offensive player. He makes far less points with the forehand & the backhand than his opponents on average. The way he plays his return is also in a Retrieving way.

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