Dustin Brown (tennis)
|Country|| Jamaica (2002–2010)
|Residence||Winsen an der Aller, Germany|
December 8, 1984 |
Celle, West Germany
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
*occasionally uses one-handed backhand
|Highest ranking||No. 78 (16 June 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 89 (20 October 2014)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2011)|
|French Open||1R (2011, 2014)|
|US Open||2R (2010)|
|Highest ranking||No. 43 (14 May 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 99 (19 August 2014)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2011)|
|French Open||3R (2011)|
|US Open||1R (2012)|
|Last updated on: June 26, 2013.|
Dustin Brown (born December 8, 1984 in Celle, West Germany) is a German professional tennis player. Brown competes mainly on the ATP Challenger Tour, both in singles and doubles. He reached his highest ATP singles ranking of World No. 78 in June 2014 and his highest doubles ranking of World No. 43 in May 2012.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Playing Style
- 4 ATP career finals
- 5 Challenger finals
- 6 Singles performance timeline
- 7 Doubles performance timeline
- 8 Wins over top-10 players per season
- 9 References
- 10 External links
In his second main circuit appearance after a first-round loss at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in 2003, Brown defeated fourth seed Marco Chiudinelli and No. 139 Laurent Recouderc to reach the quarterfinals of the 2010 SA Tennis Open in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he lost to eventual runner-up Stéphane Robert. Brown became the second Jamaican after Doug Burke at the 1989 BP National Championships in Wellington, New Zealand, to reach the quarterfinals of a main ATP Tour event.
On May 17, 2010 Brown cracked the top 100 for the time first time in his career and attained a singles ranking of world No. 99.
Brown played at his third ATP tour event at the 2010 Aegon Championships (Queen's Club) and defeated his first-round opponent Frank Dancevic, in three sets. He lost in the second round to Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.
Brown then played at the 2010 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, Rhode Island, where he defeated Björn Phau in the first round. He then proceeded to defeat world No. 19 Sam Querrey in the second round in straight sets, a shocking upset. Brown was then defeated by Argentinian Brian Dabul in the quarterfinals.
Although Brown lost to Gilles Simon (first round) in straight sets in the singles draw in Metz, he was able to get into the doubles tournament (pairing with Rogier Wassen) as alternates because a team pulled out of the draw. Brown and Wassen reached Brown's first ATP World Tour doubles final. The doubles duo, nicknamed "Dreddy & Da Professor" by Brown himself, had a week full of dramatic comebacks. The first round saw the team win against Hutchins/Lipsky after being down 5–7, 1–3. The quarterfinals involved the duo beating Parrott/Kerr in straight sets after being down 0–4 in the second set. This match influenced Brown to nickname his doubles team "The Come Back Kids". The two won the semifinals in two sets against the top seeded team (No. 5 ATP ranked) to earn a spot in the final, which they won in straight sets against second seeds (no. 16) Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares.
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. Instead, in October 2010 he decided to compete for Germany, his country of birth. Brown's first event playing under the German flag was Eckental. Brown won his first title playing under the German flag at the 2010 Lambertz Open by STAWAG.
Brown had his best year yet in 2012, reaching three doubles finals and winning a second ATP title. He teamed with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach the final in Marseille, where they lost to Nicolas Mahut and Édouard Roger-Vasselin. He won the Casablanca doubles title with Paul Hanley, defeating Italians Daniele Bracciali and Fabio Fognini in the final. Again with Hanley, he was runner-up in Kitzbühel.
He qualified for Wimbledon in singles where he defeated world No. 67, Guillermo García-López, in the first round, and the 2002 Wimbledon Champion and former world No. 1, Lleyton Hewitt, in four sets, in the second round.
Brown scored one of his most impressive wins to date on grass at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, defeating world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in straight sets. Nadal had won a record 9th French Open title at Roland Garros just four days earlier.
Brown possesses a big serve and employs a serve and volley strategy, sometimes even on 2nd serve. He attempts to play "first strike" tennis, going for winners early in the point to avoid extended rallies. His style might be compared to that of his countryman Boris Becker. Dustin aka "Dreddy" Brown is also known for his somewhat controversial tactics on court, i.e. going for trick shots, an unconventional style of that play makes him both a crowd pleaser and an unpredictable opponent.
ATP career finals
Doubles: 5 (2–3)
|Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)|
|ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)|
|ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)|
|ATP World Tour 250 Series (2–3)|
|Winner||1.||September 26, 2010||Moselle Open, Metz, France||Hard||Rogier Wassen|| Marcelo Melo
|Runner-up||1.||February 26, 2012||Open 13, Marseille, France||Hard (i)||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga|| Nicolas Mahut
|3–6, 6–3, [10–6]|
|Winner||2.||April 14, 2012||Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco||Clay||Paul Hanley|| Daniele Bracciali
|Runner-up||2.||July 28, 2012||Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Paul Hanley|| František Čermák
|6–7(4–7), 6–3, [10–12]|
|Runner-up||3.||April 14, 2013||Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco||Clay||Christopher Kas|| Julian Knowle
Singles: 12 (6–6)
|Runner-up||1.||May 25, 2009||Baden Open, Germany||Clay||Florian Mayer||2–6, 4–6|
|Winner||1.||August 10, 2009||Samarkand Challenger, Uzbekistan||Clay||Jonathan Dasnieres de Veigy||7–6(7–3), 6–3|
|Runner-up||2.||August 24, 2009||Almaty Cup, Kazakhstan||Hard||Ivan Sergeyev||3–6, 7–5, 4–6|
|Runner-up||3.||November 2, 2009||Bauer Cup, Germany||Carpet (i)||Daniel Brands||4–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||4.||November 9, 2009||Lambertz Open by STAWAG, Germany||Carpet (i)||Rajeev Ram||6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–7(2–7)|
|Winner||2.||April 17, 2010||Soweto Open, South Africa||Hard||Izak van der Merwe||7–6(7–2), 6–3|
|Winner||3.||November 14, 2010||Lambertz Open by STAWAG, Germany||Carpet (i)||Igor Sijsling||6–3, 7–6(7–3)|
|Winner||4.||March 25, 2012||Aegon GB Pro-Series Bath, Great Britain||Hard||Jan Mertl||6–4, 7–6(7–1)|
|Runner-up||5.||March 17, 2013||BH Telecom Indoors, Bosnia & Herzegovina||Hard||Adrian Mannarino||6–7(3–7), 6–7(2–7)|
|Winner||5.||September 8, 2013||AON_Open_Challenger, Italy||Clay||Filippo Volandri||7–6(7–5), 6–3|
|Runner-up||6.||November 24, 2013||Internazionali di Tennis Castel del Monte, Andria, Italy||Hard||Márton Fucsovics||6–3, 6–4|
|Winner||6.||September 14, 2014||Pekao Szczecin Open, Szczecin, Poland||Clay||Jan-Lennard Struff||6–4, 6–3|
Doubles: 20 (13–7)
|Winner||1.||September 14, 2009||Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Clay||Rainer Eitzinger|| Ismar Gorčić
|Runner-up||1.||February 15, 2010||Belgrade, Serbia||Hard (i)||Martin Slanar|| Ilija Bozoljac
|Winner||2.||March 29, 2010||Napoli, Italy||Clay||Jesse Witten|| Rohan Bopanna
|Winner||3.||April 26, 2010||Rhodes, Greece||Hard||Simon Stadler|| Jonathan Marray
|7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), [10–7]|
|Runner-up||2.||May 3, 2010||Cairo, Egypt||Clay||Andre Begemann|| Martin Slanar
|Runner-up||3.||May 10, 2010||Biella, Italy||Clay||Alessandro Motti|| James Cerretani
|3–6, 6–2, [9–11]|
|Winner||4.||May 31, 2010||Fürth, Germany||Clay||Rameez Junaid|| Martin Emmrich
|Winner||5.||August 8, 2010||Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Rogier Wassen|| Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
|3–6, 7–5, [10–7]|
|Winner||6.||September 18, 2010||Szczecin, Poland||Clay||Rogier Wassen|| Rameez Junaid
|Winner||7.||November 28, 2010||Helsinki, Finland||Hard||Martin Emmrich|| Henri Kontinen
|7–6(19–17), 0–6, [10–7]|
|Runner-up||4.||March 6, 2011||Dallas, United States||Hard||Björn Phau|| Scott Lipsky
|Runner-up||5.||June 5, 2011||Nottingham, Great Britain||Grass||Martin Emmrich|| Colin Fleming
|6–4, 6–7(8–10), [11–13]|
|Winner||8.||August 28, 2011||Manerbio, Italy||Clay||Lovro Zovko|| Alessio di Mauro
|Winner||9.||September 10, 2011||Genoa, Italy||Clay||Horacio Zeballos|| Jordan Kerr
|Winner||10.||November 13, 2011||Urtijëi, Italy||Carpet||Lovro Zovko|| Philipp Petzschner
|Runner-up||6.||February 12, 2012||Quimper, France||Hard||Jonathan Marray|| Pierre-Hugues Herbert
|Runner-up||7.||March 4, 2012||Cherbourg, France||Hard||Jonathan Marray|| Laurynas Grigelis
|6–4, 6–7(9–11), [0–10]|
|Winner||11.||March 17, 2012||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Hard||Jonathan Marray|| Michal Mertiňák
|7–6(7–2), 2–6, [11–9]|
|Winner||12.||April 21, 2012||Rome, Italy||Clay||Jonathan Marray|| Andrei Dăescu
|Winner||13.||September 14, 2014||Szczecin, Poland||Clay||Jan-Lennard Struff|| Tomasz Bednarek
Singles performance timeline
Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.
Current up to 2014 US Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
Doubles performance timeline
Current up to 2013 US Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
Wins over top-10 players per season
|1.||John Isner||9||U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, United States||Clay||2R||6–4, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–4)||101|
|2.||Rafael Nadal||1||Halle Open, Germany||Grass||2R||6–4, 6–1||85|
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- "atpworldtour.com Profile". atpworldtour.com. ATP Tour, Inc. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
- "itftennis.com Men's Circuit record". itftennis.com. ITF Licensing (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
- GREG BISHOP (June 20, 2010). "A Wimbledon Journey That Began in a Van". NYT.
- "Brown's Cool Run In Johannesburg". atpworldtour.com. ATP Tour, Inc. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2010-02-09.
- Speck, Ivan (2010-06-22). "Dreaded Dustin Brown is ready for Great Britain's Davis Cup call". Daily Mail (London).
- "Jamaican Brown open to GB switch". BBC News. 2010-06-21.
- Mitchell, Kevin (2010-06-20). "Dustin Brown hopes to make Jamaica's loss Britain's gain". The Guardian (London).
- Draw showing Brown as German
- "LAMBERTZ OPEN BY STAWAG".
- "BMW OPEN by FWU Takaful". ATP.
- Dustin Brown at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Dustin Brown at the International Tennis Federation
- Dustin Brown at the Davis Cup
- Dustin Brown official website