Andy Roddick was a dominant Server. When compared with his rivals this is by far with the Serve that he took his biggest edge making on average 40% more points with this shot than them. He is one of the first Server (if not the first) to combine a high first serve percentage (68%) and ratio of unreturned (50%). That made him one of the greatest Server of all time!
Server / Very high
At the beginning of his career Andy Roddick was more a Puncher than a Retriever. He took risks with his topspin forehand and won many points this way. However, he spent more time being a Retriever than a Puncher.
Puncher / Medium-low
Andy Roddick could take the ball on the rise close to his baseline with his backhand but it was mainly to Retrieve. His game plan was often to play cross in Tempo in order to wear his rivals down. Nonetheless, the Tempo players are much more aggressive than him with their backhand and also their return.
Tempo / Medium-low
From the back of the court, Andy Roddick was a Retriever. His game plan was to be as solid as a rock and he made on average 40% fewer errors with the forehand and 30% with the backhand than his rivals.
Retriever / High
Besides Retrieving, Andy Roddick also developped an Offensive side to his game. In total, 16% of his points were won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result stand jsut above the average of the ATP players. His favorite way to come in was the 1-2 punch approach right after his big Serve.