We all know the 6 player types: 1. Retriever (Gets everything back) 2. Counterpuncher (Smooth transition from offense to defence) 3. Agressive Baseliner (Big groundstroke(s) to dictate play) 4. Pusher/Junkballer (Not pretty strokes, relies on opponent's unforced errors) 5. All-Court Player (Either prefers the net, e.g: sampras or the baseline, e.g: federer) 6. Serve and volleyer But where does Roddick fit into? Most experts say he is an agressive baseliner, and whilst that might have been true in 2003, his groundstrokes are becoming more and more average these days, certainly not strokes that he can dictate with. Forget about all-court player and serve and volleyer, as he only goes to the net to shake hands or to get passed. So what's left is retriever, counterpuncher and pusher. Although Roddick is VERY fast, I don't think he retrieves that well, as his placement is well.. terrible. The same thing can be said about counterpunching, as his shots like consistently good placement. So we're left with... The Pusher! Roddick a professional tennis player? A pusher? Yet as ridiculous as this this sounds, the more it begins to make sense, at least to me. You see, Roddick hasn't got good placement, if you think of him as an agressive baseliner at least. However, if you notice what he does, when Roddick wins against a decent opponent, let's say Djokovic, it is usually because Djokovic is making a lot of errors. So either everyone plays like crap against Roddick to lose (except for Federer, Nadal, Murray and sometimes Djokovic), or Roddick HITS TO THE PLACES where players make the errors. And I think it is the latter, because everyone assumes Roddick hits rubbish approach approach shots 'cos he can't think of any other alternative, but this may because he WANTS his opponent to become arrogant and MAKE THE ERRORS, which is how he wins. Anyway enough ranting for now. What do you guys think?