Originally Posted by dwyerfan
I am not sure Lendl would have won a Wimbledon title on todays courts. I would see Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray all being too much for him from the baseline, and his serve and volley game was never natural or finely tuned. Either way that doesnt really do anything to prove or disprove your point which would be a baseliner having a better shot, which in Lendl's case would be true even if a group of superior baseliners in this time would have likely prevented it regardless.
I took the original premise to mean, for example, Lendl would have won Wimbledon versus the competition at the time if the grass had played like it does now. And while I could see Lendl beating, say, Cash with the current court conditions, the biggest thing to consider is that Cash himself (and the other dedicated net-rushers) would play differently if the attempt to homogenize the surfaces had been in effect. Unless we're talking about they happened to spring the change on the players rather quickly from 1986 to 1987.