LONDON (AP) — A couple of years ago, struggling financially, Dustin Brown used to travel across Europe in a camper van without a permanent coach. Only the boldest bookmakers will now bet that he will return to this lifestyle after claiming the biggest win of his career on Wednesday at Wimbledon.
Sporting long dreadlocks and gifted with an old-fashioned serve and volley style of play, Brown won his first match in the Wimbledon main draw earlier this week. He then achieved his best Grand Slam performance by reaching the third round with a surprise win over former champion Lleyton Hewitt.
Hewitt was overwhelmed by Brown’s aggressive strokes and unorthodox style of play as the German qualifier came through 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-2.