Two-time champion gets whooped bad by Jamaican Ranked 102

Brown beat Nadal, the two-time champion in four sets, a day after winning a mammoth five-set doubles match 

  • Rafael Nadal has crashed out of Wimbledon in the second round today losing 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Dustin Brown
  • The qualifier emerged victorious despite a mammoth five-set doubles match yesterday
  •  The Jamaican (born i germany) could have been eligible to represent the UK because of his grandmother’s roots but kept it real and said no to that
  • Brown – nicknamed ‘Dreddy’ – described the victory as the ‘best day of my life’ and is planning his next upset

Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal was stunned on Centre Court today losing out to qualifier Dustin Brown in a pulsating match.

Germany’s world number 102 won 7-5 3-6 6-4 6-4 to reach the third round of the tournament and dazzled the Wimbledon crowd with his swashbuckling style and imaginative shot selection.

Brown – who first toured the European tennis circuit in a VW camper van – blew away the 14-time Grand Slam winner at SW19 in the most memorable match of Wimbledon so far.

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Rafael Nadal cannot hide his disappointment after the loss
Dustin Brown celebrates his victory
 
 
Nadal looks dejected after crashing out to the flamboyant Dustin Brown - he was also beaten in the second round in 2012 

Nadal looks dejected after crashing out to Jamaican Dustin Brown – he was also beaten in the second round in 2012

Speaking after the finest victory of his career, the 30-year-old described it as the ‘best day of my life’.

He said: ‘I’m happy I got to play him on that court win or lose. All the kids that play tennis dream about being able to play on that Centre Court.

‘Playing against him there is special. Also being able to put that performance together, it was definitely very difficult and I’m very happy that I held it together for the whole match.

‘On this surface, when I go out there, obviously I’m confident that I can play my game. Obviously I am not unbeatable on this surface, but it comes more natural playing on this, especially with my type of game.

‘I know that I can play really well on this. I’m looking forward to the next match.’

John McEnroe described in his commentary that Brown’s win as one of the ‘all- time greats’ at Wimbledon.

Brown said: ‘He just said that to me to me as well. It’s a great feeling for him to say that obviously, you know, from the generation that was playing like that, playing serve and volley, coming to the net a lot. It was great to be able to do that today and do it for that long.’

Incredibly, Brown has only played the third round of a Grand Slam once before, when he lost at this stage here in 2013.

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Brown, who came through three rounds of qualifying in Roehampton last week, is a popular character in the sport known for his  dreadlocks, vest and serve and volley style.

His story is quite remarkable.

Born in Germany, his parents decided to return to Jamaica when he was 11.

After playing junior tennis in the Caribbean, his family relocated to Germany in 2004 to try and achieve his dream of becoming professional.

The German world 102 punches the air after his magnificent four-set victory over the two-time Wimbledon champion on Centre Court

 

The German world 102 punches the air after his magnificent four-set victory over the two-time Wimbledon champion on Centre Court

Brown thrilled the crowd with his swashbuckling serve and volley style and will now face Viktor Troicki, the world number 24 from Serbia

Brown thrilled the crowd with his swashbuckling serve and volley style and will now face Viktor Troicki, the world number 24 from Serbia

 

Brown thrilled the crowd with his swashbuckling serve and volley style and will now face Viktor Troicki, the world number 24 from Serbia

For all his valiant efforts, the old champion was unable to overcome the brilliance of Brown who blew him away in a breathtaking display
 
Brown salutes the adoring Centre Court after defeating 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the game of the tournament so far

Brown salutes the adoring Centre Court after defeating 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the game of the tournament so far

The German celebrates after overcoming the two-time Wimbledon champion as the Centre Court crowd cheers with delight in the background

The Jamaican celebrates after overcoming the two-time Wimbledon champion as the Centre Court crowd cheers with delight in the background

The German tennis player, who lit up Centre Court today, pats a giant tattoo after winning the pulsating match at Wimbledon today. Dustin has reportedly said it is a tattoo of his father Leroy; however commentator Andrew Castle said it was the singer Dennis Brown

Nadal reflects on his shock defeat

Rafael Nadal looks downbeat after the match

 
 
Brown won the hearts of the Wimbledon supporters with his swashbuckling and exciting style of tennis on Centre Court this evening 

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