Originally Posted by VPhuc tennis fan
I wouldn't call Djoker as a baseliner. In fact, all 3 of them are more of counterpuncher (first) and baseliner (second). They do best when they face an attack-style as Fed because that gives them some target or triggers some reactions from them. When they faced each other, and were forced to initiate the attack themselves, they seem not to be as comfortable IMO. Not saying they cannot attack, don't get me wrong.
Djoker initiates attack the best out of the three, that's for sure. And I don't think it's fair to limit the comparison to matchups between the top four.
If you compare Nadal or Djokovic to Fed, then of course they will seem like counterpunchers. But truth is, Djoko and Nad and sometimes even Murray can be pretty aggressive against other not so high ranked pro players. Just shows you the gap in level between even the pro players really.