His carreer statistics: Total : 9 titles in single, 10 runner up. In MS: 1 MS won, 2 other SF In slams: 2 times runners up and 4 QF : beat 1 time Federer and Nadal in slams but lost 5 times against each in slam too. Carreer winning percentage: 64% Playing style: Big serve, can reach 235km/h but lack variety and is not an ace record breaking. Still a good weapon. Big forehand, and big backhand with flat shots. His backhand can be very errors prone and is a low percentage shot. Both of his shots need preparation to be fully effective. His groundstrokes are good but not the best. His voleys are ok, but not more and his touch is just average. His slice is bad. His movement is average, he is quite slow and his defense is not outstanding. He can be moved around and at his point he either lose the point or either go for the broke with his big shots. His mental strenght is good and explain a lot his results. When I read that again I say that Soderling is a top 10 and that he has a little overachieved by reaching the top 5 and even the top 4 at a moment. His game is not enough to win a slam and his hype has gone too far because of one fluke result (his victory over Nadal, canceled by Nadal easily beating him in following editions). Some even predicted he could reach number one after he finally beat Federer for the first time in 17 matchs. He is currently ranked five because some other players are not performing or have issues. Personnally I think that Del Potro and Davydenko are both superiors and that Roddick or Berdych could be ranked higher if they finally get their problems out of the equation. Him and Tsonga have around the same potential. Typically he is a top 8-9 player who can reach QF and occasionnally SF.