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TENNIS: Dustin Brown beat Lleyton Hewitt, shocks Wimbledon

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2013 | 4:34 PM


Dustin Brown pulled off one of the biggest wins of his career when he beat Lleyton Hewitt in the second round at Wimbledon, 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (3 -7), 6-2 on June 26.

Dreadlocked Brown, nicknamed 'Dreddy' picked up a racket at the tender age of five and has now gone to land himself a memorable scalp; Hewitt is a former Wimbledon champion.

Born in Germany, Brown lived there until August 1996, when he moved to Jamaica to begin his pro career.

In October 2010, he changed his nationality to Germany.

He began his 2013 Wimbledon campaign by seeing off no. 67, Guillermo García-López, in the first round 6-3, 6-3, 6-3,.

Brown competes mainly on the ATP Challenger Tour, both in singles and doubles.

He reached his highest ATP singles ranking of world no. 89 in January 2011 and his highest doubles ranking of world no. 43 in May 2012.

Brown announced in June 2010, that due to a lack of funding and support from the Jamaican Tennis Association, he was tempted to switch nationality, and play professional tennis for Great Britain, his paternal grandparents being British.

However, two years ago he decided to compete for Germany.


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