For The Fourth Straight Year A Triple-Digit Ranked Player Beats Rafael Nadal At Wimbledon [Chart]
Rafael Nadal suffered yet another shocking loss to player ranked 100 or lower today at Wimbledon. Who would have guess that when the 2-time Wimbledon champion lost to Lukas Rosol in 2012, that was just the start.
On Thursday, Nadal fell to German Dustin Brown 75 36 64 64 on Centre Court in the second round. It was Brown’s second win over the former No. 1 in as many years. And the 30-year-old is now 2-0 against Nadal.
Nadal reached the finals at Wimbledon five times in a row, winning in 2008 and 2010. He hasn’t returned to the quarterfinals there since his 2011 finals loss to Novak Djokovic.
Born in Germany to a Jamaican father and German mother, Brown moved to Jamaica at the age of 12 and represented the Caribbean nation. He returned to Europe in 2004 and changed his nationality from Jamaican to German in 2010.
As a qualifier two years ago at Wimbledon, he knocked out another former World No. 1, Lleyton Hewitt, to reach the third round.
|Rafael Nadal’s Stunning Wimbledon Losses|
|2015 Wimbledon||2r||102||Dustin Brown|
|2014 Wimbledon||4r||144||Nick Kyrgios|
|2013 Wimbedon||1r||135||Steve Darcis|
|2012 Wimbledon||2r||100||Lukas Rosol|
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