Hmmm.... not sure if it because of grass that some new players show up.... I think that also happens on other surfaces that players who are hardly known suddenly show up in a clay tournament or so. Because of the change of surface yes, but I don't think it especially because of grass. But it goes without saying that we have more likely a different clientel or maindraw players on grass as we have on clay.
Originally Posted by MatejBockoFan
It encourages big serves.
The players' bad luck if you don't have one or if your other parts of the game are not strong enough to make up for the lack in the serving departement. Look at Rochus, short and not a big serve, but still good enough to beat decent, sometimes big-serving opposition on grass such as Karlovic or a guy like Beck who doesn't suck on grass either. Good enough to win many times a few rounds at Wimbledon reaching the fourth round or a semi at another tournament.
Look at Grosjean, he is not the biggest one either (I'm taller than him
), yet he has a very good serve for his height and is for years one of the best grasscourt players making consecutive semis at Wimbledon.