Brown ‘Upsets’ Wimbledon


A Former Jamaican tennis star has created the biggest upset to date at Wimbledon 2015.

Dustin Brown, who represented Jamaica from 2002 to 2010, beat the former Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal in four sets today.

Brown, who now plays for Germany, won 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the third round.

The 30-year-old says it feels very special beating the world number 10.

“You have to play your A game against him,” Brown told BBC Sport.

“I am fortunate I played him twice on grass, which is my favourite surface. My game makes him not play his game. He doesn’t get in a rhythm.”

Brown says he had to motivate himself throughout the match.

“It’s great that people are appreciating me for my tennis. But on the other side, if I would worry too much about what people think, I wouldn’t have the hair and probably wouldn’t look the way I look,” Brown said.

“When we watch my matches it’s like, ‘OK, that’s a good shot, maybe that was stupid’.

“That is how I am. That’s what makes me dangerous, especially on these surfaces.”

Alrick Swaby is a reporter/producer at Nationwide News Network. He started his career with the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, JBC, in 1995. He has experiences in radio and television broadcasting, reporting and production. He is now on his second stint with Nationwide after rejoining in 2012, Pursuing his passion.