Notable Late-Career Adjustments by ATGs

daggerman

Hall of Fame
For example, we have:

Nadal - bigger first serve, flatter groundstrokes
Djokovic - bigger second serve, more frequent use of drop shot
Federer - bigger racquet, SABR (c. 2015)
Murray - new hip

What are some other notable late-career adjustments among other all-time greats (or fringe ATGs) from previous eras? This can be in terms of tactics, equipment, mechanics, etc. Both men's and women's.
 
Connors incorporated more net play, Sampras switched primarily to net play, Agassi turned to placement over power running opponents ragged. All three improved their serves (marginally in Pete's case since he had an epic serve from the start).
 

DjokoLand

Hall of Fame
Top players do it. Federer has been around so long that you didn’t add serve but in Feds prime his serve was good but really became word class in late 20’s early 30’s where he could win matches with it alone when the rest of his game wasn’t working.
Djokovic Dropshot and serve.
Nadal more aggressive and flatting the ball more
 

King No1e

G.O.A.T.
For example, we have:

Nadal - bigger first serve, flatter groundstrokes
Djokovic - bigger second serve, more frequent use of drop shot
Federer - bigger racquet, SABR (c. 2015)
Murray - new hip

What are some other notable late-career adjustments among other all-time greats (or fringe ATGs) from previous eras? This can be in terms of tactics, equipment, mechanics, etc. Both men's and women's.
He used the drop shot plenty in his early career, too. That was one of Youngovic's signature shots.
 

IowaGuy

Hall of Fame
All the players that transitioned from wood rackets to graphite.

All the players that transitioned from non-poly to poly. Fed being one of the biggest beneficiaries of this, seeing as how he started with non-poly :)
 
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