When you think about Grass ATG , you might think or Rocket Rod Laver , Borg surrounded by his entourage of fans , or Sampras / Becker/McEnroe hitting a dive volley to win the match or Federer hitting a squash shot / dropshot winner.
Then we can see the picture above, a man probably hitting a winner 5 ft behind the baseline , completely stretched out.
Djokovic on paper is not necessarily an all court player in the traditional grass sense. Grass supports slices, net play , good serving , and typically favors short points over long ones. Djokovic has an Ok slice, is average at net , has a good serve and typically prefers a longer point.
At the same time Djokovic has a whopping 5 Wimbledon trophies and has more Wimbledon trophies than some of the all time great grass court players. You could make excuses about competition , etc. but whatever. Point being is he still has 5 Wimbledons.
So has Djokovic effectively changed the grass game? S+V players are basically extinct and Djokovic has shown that being an offensive , calculated baseline player , can make you win Wimbledon. Federer got really close... but even when attempting a "grass strategy" by rushing the net , he got passed by a blistering baseline shot.
What do you think about Next Gen and Wimbledon , will they follow the new wave of grass tennis?