Fair enough but that wasn't my point. Haas already had his style of play which was never about anything besides all-around, in particular. He can't be that affected by changes like some others such as Llodra, Mahut, Dent who are primarily S&V players. So the surface didn't stop him, but more S&V players certainly stopped them.
Side note, Haas S&Ved through whole 2009, winning Halle that way and making semis in Wimbly. That's just saying how he can adjust his game if he feels like it whether it was because he didn't risk longer points or it was simply strategy.
Also you were the one who said that Haas is baseliner, which I can agree even though what you said next that he's only 'special' because of his backhand is completely wrong. In todays game he's much more special not only because of his 1hbh but his ability to do things he's done at 35, having a style of play thats a thing of past and still trouble all this youngsters at their conditions. At 35 he lost QF and 4th round vs #1 player in a world. That's not special enough to you?
Same player he beat in Miami which we discussed where he's not that comfortable considering how cold and how slow surface is for him. But he beat him because of his ability to use variety and change his game with chip and charges and offensive slices. Djokovic was outplayed in every aspect there. And thats some record that hasn't happened in 30 years or so for a guy at 35 to beat current #1. But sure he's only 'special' because of his 1hbh. right.
Back to the topic..
The reason there is no player doing today it's because there are no players capable of winning with such game at Wimbledon.
Precisely. and why is that? Surely not all players have passing shots like Nadal or Murray. My point still stands that the surface can be a huge factor to players who depend on S&V.
Don't know how you can't see Stachovsky as perfect example of this. He'd never win vs Fed if he didn't do the same thing he did. And his volleys would never work in 2nd week. But you think that Fed losing to Stachovsky in 2nd round wasn't an upset