Nick Kyrgios Tennis Serve Analysis – 3 Reasons Why It’s So Good.
Nick Kyrgios has one of the best tennis serves in the world, he routinely holds his service games to love or fifteen, can out-ace almost anyone in the world, even giants like Karlovic and Isner and is currently ranked fourth in the ATP serve stats, just behind Isner, Raonic and Opelka. In the last fifty-two weeks, he’s won 79% of all points on his first serve, has held serve 88.5% and hits on average seventeen aces per match. In comparison to this, Roger Federer hits on average seven aces per match, Novak Djokovic five and Rafa Nadal only four.
Kyrgios’ serve is not only fast, but it’s also extremely hard to read and even the best returners like Djokovic and Federer find it very difficult to return on good days.
In this video, Top Tennis Training coach Simon Konov will analyse the Nick Kyrgios tennis serve in great depth and show you three reasons why it’s so good.
Kyrgios like most pro players uses the continental grip to serve with. This grip allows you to hit the flat serve, the slice serve and also the kick serve whilst helping you achieve pronation during the contact zone.
Kyrgios uses the pinpoint stance, which is the stance that Nadal and many other pro players use. To begin with, you start with quite a wide gap between both feet and during the service motion, the back foot lifts off the ground and joins the front foot creating a pinpoint stance with both feet very close together often touching one another.
The first reason why Kyrgios’ serve is so good is his weight transfer during the motion. Nick starts off with his weight on the front foot, his left leg, then transfers his weight onto the back foot, his right leg and as he joins his feet together in the pinpoint position, he’ll then have a massive weight shift forwards into the court creating great momentum that pulls him far inside the baseline after contact. This style of serving has also been used by many powerful servers in the past including Richard Krajicek and Goran Ivanisevic.
By starting off with a wide base, the player can really exaggerate the weight shift and create great forward momentum.
Kyrgios’ ball toss is exceptionally good and sets him up perfectly to execute his fast serve. Nick tosses the ball quite low compared to most tennis players, on average he makes contact with the ball 1-2 inches lower than the apex of his ball toss. This low ball toss eliminates any unnecessary waiting around during the action and reduces the chances of a break in the kinetic chain. It also makes it extremely hard to read where he’s going off the ball toss. Good returners will often spot a slight change in the ball toss which will indicate where the server is likely to go and with which type of spin.
Kyrgios has great disguise on his serve. His ability to disguise his serve, along with the power of the shot makes him a very hard player to break. The speed of his service action, which is much faster than most pros, gives him the disguise as the returner doesn’t have much time to spot slight changes with his body alignment and ball toss.
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