KEI

NISHIKORI

 

Last Update: January 2019

6968 Points Analyzed Manually for this Study

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Serve

80th

Return

1st

Forehand

10th

Backhand

1st

Volley

57th

Strengths:

* 50% more Points & 20% less Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line

* Wins 56% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line

* Wins 52% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row

* Wins 62% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice

* Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)

* Backhand Touch on a short ball

* Backhand Pass

Weaknesses:

* High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross

Strengths:

* 30% more Points & 30% less Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return

* Second Serve Return Won Points (56%)

Weaknesses:

* Receives 15% more Aces/Service Winners than Average

Strengths:

* 20% more Points & 10% less Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In

* Wins 62% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line

* Wins 60% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In

* Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)

* Forehand Drop Shot (67% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

* Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out

Strengths:

* Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

* 1-2 Punch Approach when played (74% of the points won)

* Volley Points/Errors Ratio (72%)

Weaknesses:

* Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Volley than his Rivals on Average

* Chip & Charge (not really played)

Strengths:

* Second Serve Won Points (55%)

* Many Categories in the Average

Weaknesses:

* 40% less Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (26%)

* Many Categories in the Average

Compare his Stats with the ones of the Other Japanese Players here

Kei Nishikori is a dominant Tempo player. Taking all the ball on the rise he generates pace on every shots. As a very agressive baselined  he can be dangerous with the forehand, the backhand and also the return.

Tempo / Very high

Kei Nishikori comes in more and more and in total 16% of his points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play). We can't regard him as an Offensive player but he knows when to move forward to get an edge. 

Offensive / Medium

If we have to point a weakness in Kei Nishikori's game, it would be the Serve. When compared with his rivals he makes on average 40% less aces/service winners than them and his ratio of unreturned first serve is below average (26%). 

Server / Low

Although Kei Nishikori is more a Tempo player than a Puncher, his topspin forehand is excellent and it allows him to accelerate slower balls with ease. Capable of playing with Tempo or Punch, he is a complete aggressive player from the back of the court.

Puncher / High

Kei Nishikori is also very effective when the rallies extend over 8 shots. We can't say that he is a Retriever because his Tempo & Punch quality dominate his game style but he can also win points by the errors of his rivals. In total, 44% of his points are won this way which stands in the average of the ATP players. 

Retriever / Medium

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