2004 Roddick was an aggressive big hitter who had power groundies and his serve (at its' peak, he served over 1k aces and was hitting 140s regularly). His net game got better later in his career but I felt his approach shots were a lot better. His backhand was weak for sure, it was the weakest aspect of his game (however it wasn't as much of a liability later in his career). He still hit occasional winners with the backhand but he probably hit most of his unforced errors on that wing. His volleying game was weaker and all in all he was pretty inconsistent. I didn't think his serve return game wasn't that bad. It was a weakness but occasionally he would be aggressive on returns. A good example is the match against Agassi in Cincy 2004 where roddick lost 5-7 7-6 6-7. He had I believe 50-60 winners but about 30 unforced errors. In his prime roddick was an unforced error/winner machine. Do you think his decision to become a pusher and play high percentage tennis was a good idea. Another thing that should be brought up is the speed of the courts slowed down significantly since 2004 making it harder to winners.