Who is Dustin Brown?

Where is he from?

Born in Germany to a Jamaican father and a German mother in 1984, Brown moved to Montego Bay, Jamaica in 1996. While he has represented Jamaica in the Davis Cup (he was also eligible for Germany by birth and Britain through his grandmother), Brown changed his nationality to Germany in 2010, having returned to live in Europe in 2004.

It wasn't easy early on

Brown's camp have stated that he received little financial support from those involved in Jamaican tennis, and he was forced to live in a campervan given to him by his parents as he travelled the Challengers circuit looking to break into tennis' elite. It took six years for them to pay off the camper, and they eventually did so in 2010, the same year Brown broke into the top 100.

What is his game?

Brown is all about the serve and volley. A very attacking player, Brown disrupted Nadal's game by refusing to get into a baseline battle, and he had tremendous success coming into the net. Of the 92 occasions that Brown came to the net against Nadal, he won the point an impressive 71 times, that's 77 percent.

He's beaten the best before

Thursday's victory wasn't the first time that Brown has beaten Nadal. The German downed the then-number one at Halle last year. It's also the second time that he's triumphed over a former Wimbledon champion, having defeated Lleyton Hewitt in the second round of Wimbledon in 2013, the only other occasion in which he's made it past the first round.

Mystery tattoo

Brown changed his shirt twice during his match with Nadal, and the deadlocked German allowed the watching world a peak of a rather interesting tattoo.

There was first speculation that it was of Bob Marley, then Jamaican musician Dennis Brown, but the real identity of the man in the tattoo is Brown's father, Leroy.

“I have the portrait of my dad at home in my bedroom, also. I don't get to see him that often. Normally in the off-season,” Brown explained after the match.

“It's been a very long road for me and my whole family. That's one of the things I've been wanting to do for a very long time and I had the opportunity to do that with a great tattoo artist in Cologne in Germany last year.”

The dreads

Brown's dreadlocks certainly make him hard to miss, and the 30-year-old has been nurturing them for some time – he hasn't cut his hair in 19 years. 

It meant a lot

There can be no doubting that his victory over Nadal on the hallowed turf of Wimbledon is a result that Brown will remember for the rest of his days…

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