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TENNIS: Former Jamaica representative Dustin Brown serves Nadal early exit at Wimbledon

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 7:03 PM
Dustin Brown of Germany returns a ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London today.
Rafael Nadal of Spain gestures after losing a point to Dustin Brown of Germany during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London today.
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LONDON (AP):

Former Jamaica representative Dustin Brown handed two-time champion Rafael Nadal an early exit at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London today.

Nadal lost 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to the 102nd-ranked qualifier, who now represents Germany.

Brown frustrated the Spaniard throughout the match with his aggressive serve-and-volley style.

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It's the fourth year in a row that Nadal leaves the All England Club early.

The two-time champion lost in the second round in 2012, first round in 2013 and fourth round last year – with none of his opponents ranked higher than 100th.

This, however, was the first time Nadal has lost to a qualifier in a Grand Slam tournament.

Before Wimbledon, Brown had only won back-to-back matches on the ATP tour once this year, reaching the quarterfinals in Doha.