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