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102 Ranked Brown Serves Out Nadal

Posted: Jul 3, 2015 at 12:22 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal made an early exit for the fourth year in a row as he was beaten by 102 ranked Dustin Brown on Centre Court.

The Germany qualifier won 7-5 3-6 6-4 6-4 to reach the third round of a Grand Slam for the third time.

It is only the second time this year that the 30-year-old has won back-to-back matches at the top level.

Nadal, 29, has now lost in the second, first, fourth and second rounds on his past four visits to Wimbledon.

“Rafael Nadal has never lost to a qualifier at a Grand Slam, but he has lost to Dustin Brown before. Brown’s consistency may not be there but he just needs to keep it in top gear for another 5-10 minutes. Can he do it? A big test.”

Dustin Brown has been immense and Centre Court rises in unison to acclaim the German.

Rafa Nadal trudges off with his bag packed like the plane has already fired up its engines.