US OPEN 2014
Wawrinka vs. Nishikori Preview Analysis
New York, U.S.A.
Stan Wawrinka takes on Kei Nishikori in the first of the US Open quarter-finals on Arthur Ashe Stadium Wednesday. Wawrinka has won both his previous meetings with Nishikori, but they came two years ago. Australian Open champion Wawrinka is bidding to reach the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows for the second year in a row, while Nishikori is contesting the US Open quarter-finals for the first time.
IBM data suggests that Wawrinka has more power than Nishikori; his challenge will be to harness it without making too many unforced errors. Nishikori will look to test Wawrinka's patience and consistency, while Wawrinka will look to hit Nishikori off the court.
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- Very strong serving - 43 aces – 39 per cent of his serves have not been returned – 82 per cent first serve points won – 57 per cent won on second serve - faced only 15 break points, but broken eight times
- Less successful return game - winning less than half of second serve return points - only 12 breaks in 57 return games
- Big forehand - 57 forehand winners. 23 backhand winners, but 55 backhand unforced errors
- Very effective serving - good first serve (74 per cent won) - very strong second serve (65 per cent won) - broken only six times, but has faced 28 break points
- Strong return of second serves (56 per cent won) - 20 breaks in 63 return games
- 61 forehand winners - 42 backhand winners - winning 59 per cent of his baseline points
Statistcs courtesy: IBM
|57%||1st Serve %||54%|
|82%||1st Serve Points||74%|
|57%||2nd Serve Points||65%|
|15||Break Points Faced||28|
|88%||Service Games Held||90%|
|69%||Returns In Play||60%|
|30%||1st Return Points Won||28%|
|48%||2nd Return Points Won||56%|
|12||Breaks Of Serve||20|
|57||Return Games Played||63|
|21%||Return Games Won %||32%|
|62||Forehand Unforced Errors||37|
|55||Backhand Unforced Errors||50|
|61 of 83||Net Points Won||42 of 56|
|73%||Net Points Won Pct.||75%|
|48%||Baseline Points Won||59%|
|7:52||Time On Court||9:19|