Dustin Brown - Professional Tennis Player

Rafael Nadal upset by German Dustin Brown at WimbledonDustin Brown (born December 8, 1984 in Celle, West Germany) is a German professional tennis player. Brown competes mainly on the ATP Challenger Tour, both in singles and doubles. He reached his highest ATP singles ranking of World No. 78 in June 2014 and his highest doubles ranking of World No. 43 in May 2012. Brown is one of a few players to have beaten the 14 time major champion and former No. 1 Rafael Nadal on more than one occasion with both of his wins coming on grass at the 2014 Gerry Weber Open and the 2015 Wimbledon Championships.

Brown was born on December 8, 1984 in Celle, West Germany to Leroy and Inge Brown. His father Leroy is Jamaican and his mother Inge is from Germany. He moved with his family to Montego Bay, Jamaica, in 1996.

2012 - Brown had his best year yet in 2012, reaching three doubles finals and winning a second ATP title. He teamed with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach the final in Marseille, where they lost to Nicolas Mahut and Édouard Roger-Vasselin. He won the Casablanca doubles title with Paul Hanley, defeating Italians Daniele Bracciali and Fabio Fognini in the final. Again with Hanley, he was runner-up in Kitzbühel.

2013 - He qualified for Wimbledon in singles where he defeated world No. 67, Guillermo García-López, in the first round, and the 2002 Wimbledon Champion and former world No. 1, Lleyton Hewitt, in four sets, in the second round.

2014 - In spite of losing in the 1st round at Roland Garros to Australian Marinko Matosevic, he recorded a famous straight sets victory [6-4; 6-1] over Rafael Nadal in his native Germany, at the Gary Weber open in Halle. He also lost to Marcos Baghdatis at Wimbledon, and Bernard Tomic at the US Open — both in the first round.

2015 - Brown began his season at the Australian Open but was defeated by 10th seed Grigor Dimitrov in the first round. At Wimbledon Brown came through qualifying without dropping a set. After beating Yen-hsun Lu (3–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4) in the first round, Brown then went on to play arguably the match of his career and beat 10th seed Rafael Nadal by 3 sets to 1 (7–5, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4) in the second round. By beating Nadal, he became the first qualifier to ever beat Nadal at a Grand Slam.
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