Thursday, July 02, 2015

2015 WIMBLEDON: Nadal(#10) Upset In 2nd Round By Dustin Brown(#102)

For the fourth consecutive year 2-time Wimbledon champ (2008 and 2010) Rafael Nadal lost to a player ranked outside the Top 100. Before that he had reached the finals for five consecutive times that he played (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011). Today Nadal lost to 102nd-ranked Dustin Brown 7-5 3-6 6-4 6-4 in the 2nd round. Last year he lost to Nick Kyrgios in the fourth round, in 2013 he lost in the first round to Steve Darcis in the first round and in 2012 he lost to Lukas Rosol in five sets.

Amazingly, Brown is now 2-0 lifetime against Nadal, one of the very few people on the ATP tour who have a lead in their head-to-head record with the 14-time major champion. (Both meetings have occurred on grass.) Brown, 30, was born in Germany and has a Jamaican father and German mother. He is listed as 6-foot-5 and 172 pounds.

1 comment:

carter said...

Those height/weight stats must provide him with superb agility.
Watched a fair amount of the match, and he was in control most of the match.
Now if he can just follow it up in the next round against Victor Troicki, with the winner to potentially play Novak thereafter.
Talk about a rankings increase!
Also, read the scores on the Dolgo/Ivo match.


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