In a pre-pandemic world, this would be the time that the pros would be making the transition from sliding around on the clay to slicing and dicing their way around the grass in preparation for Wimbledon.
And for some of them, this period would have really been their time to shine.
While they might not be the ones lifting the game’s grandest prize at the end, these five players always pose a threat in the draw of any grass-court event. (All photos: Getty Images)
Even though he hasn’t won any singles titles, Brown has earned his place in the men’s game as one of the most dangerous players on the surface. His superb shotmaking and readiness to dive for any ball has helped him pull off many an upset, including two notable wins against Rafael Nadal on the grass.