Dustin Brown of Germany celebrates victory over Rafael Nadal of Spain during day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 02, 2015 in London, England.
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Rafael Nadal stunned by Dustin Brown in second round at Wimbledon

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LONDON – Two-time champion Rafael Nadal is making another early exit from Wimbledon, after losing in the second round to a 102nd-ranked qualifier who played the match of his life.

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Dustin Brown, a German of Jamaican heritage with a clever touch and a throwback serve-and-volley game, beat Nadal 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court on Thursday in by far the biggest surprise of the tournament so far.

Brown kept Nadal off balance with a mixture of drop-volleys, reflex shots and quick-fire backhand serve returns.

It’s the first time Nadal has lost to a qualifier at a Grand Slam, and the fourth year in a row he has lost in the early rounds at Wimbledon to a player ranked 100th or lower.

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Rafael Nadal stunned by Dustin Brown in second round at Wimbledon

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