Dustin Brown (tennis)
- 3.1 Individual 3.1.1 Siege 18.104.22.168 ATP Challenger Tour
- 3.2.1 Siege 22.214.171.124 ATP World Tour
- 126.96.36.199 ATP Challenger Tour
- 188.8.131.52 ATP World Tour
Life and career
Until 2003: career and ATP debut
Dustin Brown was born in Germany as the son of a Jamaican father and a German mother and raised, but moved at age 11 to Montego Bay in Jamaica. There he started from 2002 to play Futures tournament, and thus rose up into the top 600 in the world rankings. In April 2003, Brown joined for Jamaica in the Davis Cup. He helped his country through four single and three double victories to climb to the group II This should be his date last matches in the Davis Cup, as it came to a dispute with the Jamaican Tennis Association. In July 2003 he qualified in Newport for the first time for a tournament of the ATP Tour, but lost in the first round against Bob Bryan.
2004-2009: With the camper for the first Challenger title
End of 2003, Brown returned to his college degree after Germany and played from now on Futures tournaments in Europe. He traveled in a gift from his parents RV from tournament to tournament. 2007, the first tournament victory was at a Futures tournament in 2008 was followed by another.
The year 2009 should be the most successful for Dustin Brown: After his third title at a Futures tournament in March 2009, he won his first Challenger title in August 2009 in Samarkand. He also reached during the year in Karlsruhe, Almaty, Eckental and Aachen four more Challenger Finals. At the end he was out in the world rankings at No. 144.
2010-2011: entry into the Top 100, Grand Slam debut and first ATP doubles title
Because of this placement, he could take part for the first time in January 2010 at the Australian Open in the qualifying at a Grand Slam tournament, but he failed in the second qualifying round to Guillaume Rufin. In February 2010, he played in Johannesburg for the second time in his career in the main round of a tournament of the ATP Tour. Here he succeeded after victories over the world ranking 53rd Marco Chiudinelli and Laurent Recouderc the quarter-finals, where he lost to eventual finalists Stéphane Robert. Two months later he obtained also in Johannesburg by a final victory against Izak van der Merwe the second triumph in a Challenger tournament, which he first went into his career in the top 100 in the world rankings. In June 2010, Brown took part in London at the ATP tournament from Queen 's Club. There, he defeated Frank Dancevic in the first round, then defeated Denis Istomin, however. A week later he qualified in Eastbourne for the main round, but lost against Henri continents. He then attended the Boodles Challenge warm-up tournament, where he was stopped by Fernando Verdasco wins over Tommy Robredo and only in the finale of Gaël Monfils. Because of its world ranking Brown was directly qualified at Wimbledon, but lost in his first Grand Slam match in four sets to the set at position 16 Jürgen Melzer. Even before the tournament, he had expressed an interest to want to compete for Britain in the Davis Cup. This would have been possible because his grandmother is English and because Brown had not played since 2002 for Jamaica in the Davis Cup. One week after Wimbledon played at Brown grass tournament of Newport, and was able to reach, but where he retired against the Argentine Brian Dabul there after beating Bjorn Phau and the set at position 1 Sam Querrey for the second time the quarter-finals of an ATP tournament. In the ATP tournaments of Stuttgart and Gstaad Brown lost each for scarce matches in the first round, but reached in Gstaad with George Bastl the semifinals in doubles. At the Austrian Open in Kitzbühel, which belong only to the Challenger Tour since 2010, Dustin Brown defeated in the first round of the now 42 years old former world number one Thomas Muster. In the second round he had due to an eye injury against Lukáš Rosol give up, but he won in a double on the side of Rogier Wassen already the fourth Challenger title in just under four months. Once upon successful qualification, he failed in the first round to Jan Hájek at the ATP tournament in New Haven, Brown was able to celebrate in the first round of the U.S. Open 2010 against Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo in three tight sets his first victory at a Grand Slam tournament. In the second round he met the world rankings Fourth Andy Murray, against whom he could still compete well in the first set, but ultimately lost in three sets clear. In September 2010, Brown won in Szczecin Rogier Wassen with his fifth double -challenger title this season. When ATP tournament in Metz Brown failed although in individual already in the first round at eventual champions Gilles Simon, but he could double along with Wassen first reach an ATP final. There they defeated the Brazilian pair Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares in straight sets, and Dustin Brown thus won his first ATP title. In October 2010, he reached the semifinals in singles at each of the Challenger tournaments of Mons and Tashkent. In doubles, the next major success came at the ATP tournament in Montpellier, where he lost Rogier Wassen with just the semi-finals. The end of October, 2010, Brown announced that he will now play under the German flag. After another semi-final in Eckental Brown reached as in the previous year in Aachen the finals, and defeated Among other things, Rajeev Ram, against whom he had last year lost the final. In the final, he sat down in two sets against Igor Sijsling through and thus won his second individual title this year. Thus he reached rank 92 with his best-ever placing in the world rankings. The annual financial statements together with Martin Emmrich Brown won his sixth in Helsinki Challenger doubles title this year.
After a first round defeat at the season opener in Chennai Dustin Brown met with his Australian Open debut on the set at position 25 Albert Montanes. Having already set back 0-2 records, Brown fought still in a fifth set, but finally lost this against the favorite. In doubles, he reached Rogier Wassen along with the second round. In early February 2011 joined Dustin Brown, as last year at the ATP tournament in Johannesburg. There he sat down in the first round against the set at position 5 Florent Serra through, but then surprisingly lost in three sets against Izak van der Merwe. In the following tournament in San Jose, Delray Beach and Indian Wells Brown different from each in the first round. After he lost in the semifinals again against Izak van der Merwe at the Challenger tournament in Johannesburg and thus could not defend his title, Dustin Brown fell back out of the top 100. However, for the ATP tournament in Munich he received a wild card, and turned in the first round to set at position 2 Stanislas Wawrinka in three sets of. Thereafter, however, he lost to eventual semi-finalists Radek Stepanek also scarce in three sets. The win against Wawrinka remained Browns last time being single victory on ATP levels: both at the French Open as well as the grass tournament in Halle and Newport, he lost in the first round each. At Wimbledon, he failed even in the first qualifying round. In doubles, it ran a little better: There he was able to reach the second round at the French Open with Michael Kohlmann, he also came with several ATP tournaments with different partners each quarter finals. In August 2011, Brown reached two Challenger quarterfinals in singles. In doubles, he won the season's first title in Manerbio Lovro Zovko along with. Just two weeks later, he won in Genoa on the side of Horacio Zeballos the second title. In the last three months of the year Dustin Brown resigned in single out in six of eight Challenger tournaments in the first round and reached two quarter- finals. Thus he fell in the rankings back to rank 180th in the double he could win another title along with Zovko in Ortisei and ended the year ranked 67, the double world rankings.
2012-2013: Second ATP doubles title
The year 2012 began for Dustin Brown in an individual with multiple Erstrundenniederlagen at Challenger and ATP qualifiers. In doubles, it ran better, however: In February 2012, he reached the ATP tournament in Montpellier Lovro Zovko together with the semi-finals. Three weeks later, he joined Marseille along with the top 10 players Jo -Wilfried Tsonga, with which he was able to reach an ATP final for the second time in his career. However, where they narrowly lost in three sets against Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger -Vasselin. In March, Brown was able to achieve in Sarajevo for the first time this year a Challenger semifinals in singles, where he lost but against Jan Hernych. In doubles, he won the other hand, together with Jonathan Marray the title after the two had two Challenger finals each narrowly lost in previous weeks. A week later, Brown moved in Bath by defeating the top 100 players Andreas Beck again in a Challenger semi-final, and was then able to reach the final. He won in straight sets against Jan Mertl and thus secured his fourth Challenger title in singles. In April 2012, Dustin Brown retired at the ATP tournament in Casablanca in individual already in the qualifier, in a double, however, he stood with Paul Hanley in the main field. There, the two who had never played together in an official tournament defeated, first the top seeds Frantisek Cermak and Filip Polášek and then marched to the finals by where they prevailed in two sets against Daniele Bracciali and Fabio Fognini and thus the title won. A month later, Brown succeeded at the ATP tournament in Munich qualification and after a first round win over Daniel Brands he missed in the second round against the set at position 8 Marcos Baghdatis almost a surprise victory. In doubles, he reached the semifinals at the side of Alexander Waske.
On June 26, 2013 Dustin Brown moved to Wimbledon after defeating Lleyton Hewitt for the first time in his career in the third round of a Grand Slam tournament one.
In Doha, a warm-up tournament to the Australian Open, Brown came to the beginning after recovering from qualification to the quarterfinals of the tournament. There he defeated Peter Gojowczyk in three sets 3:6, 6:3 and 6:75.
In the square Dustin Brown falls on mainly by his dreadlocks and his extroverted appearance - this brought him in the press descriptions such as "Bird of Paradise " or " craziest tennis pro ." He is a serve- and-volley players and called grass as his favorite surface. One strength is its speed, even if he does not want to walk the 100m sprint against his compatriot Usain Bolt by its own account.
With a ranking of 98 in the tennis world rankings Dustin Brown was the best placed Jamaican tennis player of all time in July 2010. Richard Russell previously had been the best Jamaican: This was 1968-1974 participated in several Grand Slam tournaments and achieved 1973 place 140 in the world rankings in August. Although Brown's best ranking was No. 89 in January 2011, but at that time he was already playing for Germany, so this can not be used to the best placement of a Jamaican player.