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Dustin Brown from Jamaica Happy Bandwagon

07-10-2006, 08:30 AM
Just a thread for fun or... maybe not :cool: Dustin Brown already has quite a bunch of fans around the forum and he's a nice Jamaican living in Germany, born in 1984. Considers Yannick Noah as his idol and reckons fun is the most important thing on court.

Grass is his favourite surface, he's right-handed... And yes, in 2003 he played a first round of Newport ATP where he lost in 3 sets to Bob Bryan :ras:

07-11-2006, 10:23 PM
The semifinal of GER F9a is what I will be able to watch if I want to and Dustin Brown is my only hope and that weak list. The other players I wanted to see got entry in Belgium :( With the 16 points Dustin scored last week he will be top-seeded.

I read on the Kassel website last week, that he's travelling from tournament to tournament with his caravan. :lol: So at least in Germany I guess.

I'm looking forward to seeing him play and his straight set win over Zitko proved his good form once again, he should reach the semifinal. :)

Washa Koroleva
09-21-2006, 09:08 AM
He's so effing wonderful.

09-21-2006, 10:43 AM
He's even born in Germany. He's a nice guy, I met him in Ettlingen. Maybe (not sure though) I still have the tournament's program from Ettlingen, there was a introductional article about him. In case I find it, I could try to translate that article.

Washa Koroleva
12-23-2006, 07:57 PM
He's even born in Germany. He's a nice guy, I met him in Ettlingen. Maybe (not sure though) I still have the tournament's program from Ettlingen, there was a introductional article about him. In case I find it, I could try to translate that article.

Du warst in Ettlingen?? Ich wohne ca. 20 min Autofahrt davon entfernt!
Ich kenne ihn auch. :lol:
He's really cute and friendly. :inlove:

12-23-2006, 09:55 PM
Wow Olga, you have so famous friends :p

Washa Koroleva
12-23-2006, 10:02 PM
Oh yeah... absolutely :lol:
He's like the best player in the world.

12-23-2006, 10:20 PM
Du warst in Ettlingen?? Ich wohne ca. 20 min Autofahrt davon entfernt!
Ich kenne ihn auch. :lol:
He's really cute and friendly. :inlove:
Ja, ich war da an den saukalten Tagen Montag, Dienstag und Mittwoch. Brrrr, I'm still freezing when I think of how cold it was.

12-23-2006, 10:26 PM
I was in Ettlingen one day, but I didn't see Dustin.

12-24-2006, 04:30 PM

01-12-2007, 06:59 PM
Hooray, Dustin is in the semi of a futures in Germany now :D After making it from quallies.

01-13-2007, 07:49 AM
Hooray, Dustin is in the semi of a futures in Germany now :D After making it from quallies.
That will jump him on around #525 when he gets the points for the ranks. :bounce:

ae wowww
01-13-2007, 08:15 PM
Love his hair and all the gear :D!

01-13-2007, 08:17 PM
JMG saw his match, he's in the final :bounce:

01-14-2007, 07:23 AM
And because of the final he'll jump even on around #480. :bounce:

02-08-2007, 07:16 PM
After that good performance, Dustin had some bad ones. But gained the points. Lost in 2nd round three times in a row. But made one final in doubles :yeah:

He is slowly improving :yeah:

04-18-2007, 12:11 PM
A fan of Yannick Noah? I love him already! :inlove:


04-21-2007, 01:26 PM
He looks like the guy from your avatar, Delsa :p

08-09-2007, 12:17 PM
In the meanwhile Dustin won the 10k Future tournament in Römerberg, then made a break of four weeks and will now play next week in the 10k Future in Unterföhring.

03-23-2008, 04:20 AM
go dustin in 2008! :)

Haile Selassie
06-15-2008, 12:57 PM
I have no idea that he has his own cheering thread :yeah:


Haile Selassie
06-15-2008, 01:03 PM

06-28-2008, 03:43 PM
Dustin just won the Future in Trier, and because of that he gets a career high ranking after Wimbledon. :D It should be something around 420 and 430. Well done Dustin! Keep on going!

07-02-2008, 09:44 AM
Especially his doubles matches are fun to watch imo. If you get the chance to watch him, you should do it!


07-03-2008, 06:13 PM
I only hope he plays in Römerberg the first round match on Wednesday. On that day I won't have to skip uni as the only lecture I have will be cancelled as the prof is ill.

07-10-2008, 08:55 AM
lovely pics :yeah:

02-22-2009, 08:06 PM
Big start for Dustin in 2009. He started with 4 clay futures in Spain and reached 1R-RU-RU-QF in singles and RU-W-W-W in doubles. That makes 20 points in singles and 60 points in doubles.

Now he started on carpet and reached the main draw in Wolfsburg after big wins over (Hanfmann,) Juska and Dodig! The first round is against Cruciat and in doubles with Colangelo against Bogdanovic/Olejniczak.

03-01-2009, 03:44 PM

Brown lost in the second round of Wolfsburg against Galvani (46 63 36), so another good tournament for him. Here you can see the whole match:


03-13-2009, 08:59 AM

This website is quite good and has a lot of infos about the Davis Cup topic for example.

08-13-2009, 12:18 PM
He didn't do much for 2 months after his sensational final in Karlsruhe, but now he's in a semifinal again in Samarkand. He has now 124 points for the year, so a good chance to finish top 300 this year and make his Grand Slam debut next year in Australia.

The SF is against Kirillov.

08-17-2009, 07:42 AM
and he won the tourney, great to see he finally got his 1st challenger title :yeah:

08-18-2009, 03:35 PM
He is #274 now and has only 24 points to defend for the remaining season. It's great to see he will finally be able to play challenger main draws week for week. :yeah:

08-26-2009, 01:18 PM
Watch his matches on bwin you tools.

I saw both matches from Almaty so far. He played much better today, beat Alcaide easily. But I have to say Goffin was a much better player than Alcaide. Today it was relatively easy to be dominant on serve with his s&v. The stream only worked for the second set though.

That means he has already reached 3 QFs in a row.

08-27-2009, 12:40 PM
beats Ledovskikh in 3, semi now

08-28-2009, 12:31 PM
Sergeyev in the final

good luck :music:

08-28-2009, 12:51 PM
Another good match today. The top 200 finish this year should be safe if he wins this.

09-04-2009, 04:54 PM
Freudenstadt 2009

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09-19-2009, 10:11 AM
He won his first challenger doubles title in Banja Luka few minutes ago with Eitzinger.

In singles he is already 219. He will probably stay on clay for a couple of weeks, but I hope he attacks some ATP main draws later this year.

09-19-2009, 09:05 PM
things look promising.

10-17-2009, 02:22 AM

Gotta love this amazing drop shot :worship:

11-06-2009, 02:06 PM
Unfortunately he was first out in Vienna qualifying, so he missed that week.

The top 200 finish is safe by now, he's in the QF in Eckental and has the chance to reach his 4th challenger final this year.

11-06-2009, 03:01 PM
He's partnering Krkoska in Eckental :D :bounce:
go for both titles, Dustin :cool:

Action Jackson
11-16-2009, 12:05 PM
Dreddy is ranked #157 as of this week, hope he makes the trip for the Aus Open qualies.

12-14-2009, 02:22 PM
He'll play Chennai qualifying. :)

Action Jackson
12-24-2009, 01:19 PM
I will try and see his matches in Melbourne.

01-03-2010, 02:23 PM
go for Chennai main draw Dusty :rocker2:

01-04-2010, 08:55 PM
Not unexpected, this Yang beat Kindlmann before!

A longer article from Sunday after his win over Minar:

Action Jackson
01-12-2010, 10:22 AM
Dustin plays Klec in the last match on Court 13.

01-13-2010, 03:16 PM
Sounds like a cool guy. Good luck in the AO qualies, Dustin.

01-16-2010, 11:53 AM
The Rufin match was very disappointing if you look at the draw. Bautista was a rather good draw for round 3 and now Rufin got Tomic in the first round, a nice tv match.

Anyway, good luck in Heilbronn and Johannesburg, where he will hopefully play his second ATP main draw match finally.

Action Jackson
01-17-2010, 09:14 AM
Dreddy had his chances against Rufin, just a few dumb shots and some poor serving cost him.

01-24-2010, 08:56 PM
good luck for Heilbronn

01-26-2010, 01:26 PM
He's only 2nd out of Johannesburg with 2 SE's to be cleared. :yeah:

01-27-2010, 10:26 AM
good luck for Heilbronn

he took down Bozoljac in straight sets. :yeah:

Action Jackson
01-30-2010, 09:08 PM
Dustin made it direct into Jo'burg.

[8] Stephane Robert (FRA) - Brendan Evans (USA)
[WC] Izak van der Merwe (RSA) - Qualifier
Steve Darcis (BEL) - Laurent Recouderc (FRA)
Dustin Brown (JAM) - [4] Marco Chiudinelli (SUI)

01-31-2010, 05:58 AM
Good luck. :yeah:

02-01-2010, 12:35 AM
:(unlucky with the draw here, do it nonetheless Dusty

02-01-2010, 08:00 PM
i was hoping for some sort of good luck, well

Helsinki Challenger (November 2009)


Dustin vs Kevin Kim (Dustin won 6-2 6-2).

Ad Wim
02-02-2010, 11:31 AM
He wins against Chiudinell! :woohoo:

02-02-2010, 11:39 AM
and with this win, his draw is really wide open now

02-02-2010, 11:48 AM
and with this win, his draw is really wide open now

yep he has a real shot to make the quarters but dustin is enigma don't know who will show up.

goodluck dusty against recouderc

Action Jackson
02-02-2010, 11:54 AM
He does his own thing and could easily lose or blow Recouderc out of the water.

02-02-2010, 01:45 PM
Hi all. I am jumping to Brown's bandwagon!

02-02-2010, 02:08 PM
Hi all. I am jumping to Brown's bandwagon!

welcome on board, Dana. :hatoff:

02-03-2010, 10:16 AM
And I am on board :)
Well done Dustin! second win!

02-03-2010, 11:10 AM
straight sets this time, good stuff
he should win his QF too

02-03-2010, 09:55 PM

Brown's Cool Run In Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa
by ATP Staff | 03.02.2010

As the highest-ranked player to ever emerge from Jamaica, 6’ 5” serve and volleyer Dustin Brown could feel entitled to a little more recognition in his sports-loving homeland. But in a country most famous for being home to the world’s fastest man, Brown accepts that, for now at least, he will fly below the radar.

“Five months ago I’d go to Jamaica and go through customs and it would be a hassle getting into my own country even though I am the No. 1 tennis player from the country,” he said. “If Usain Bolt comes, of course he’s a lot bigger than me, he probably doesn’t have to go through customs at all. Now that my ranking has gone to 140, 150 I have been getting a little more media attention in Jamaica; I have been on the TV once or twice on the news.”

Playing just his second tour-level event at this week’s SA Tennis Open in Johannesburg, 25-year-old Brown is one match win away from becoming the first player representing Jamaica to reach a semi-final of an ATP World Tour event. Doug Burke, whose best South African Airways ATP Ranking was No. 175, is the only other Jamaican player to reach a tour-level quarter-final, which he did at Wellington in 1989.

Tall, wiry and sporting dreadlocks, World No. 141 Brown commands attention on the court with his athletic, serve and volley game. And, ironically, the boy from the beach is making his breakout in Johannesburg at elevation, where his big serve pierces the rarefied air. Asked about his speed – a Jamaican trait – Brown replied: “Short distances from the net to the baseline I’m fine, but I don’t know if I would be doing 100m sprints against Usain. That wouldn’t look too good.”

Brown was born in Celle, Germany in 1984 to his Jamaican father Leroy and his German mother Inge and lived in the country until 1996, when he moved to Jamaica. After finishing high school Brown played Futures in Jamaica until 2004, when he moved back to Europe, driving himself to Futures and Challengers in a camper van bought for him by his parents. Brown said that his eight years in Jamaica had a significant impact on his personal and professional development.

“It was good to see a harder side of life. In Germany as a 10 or 11 year old you have a computer, a Gameboy, but in Jamaica…. It was good for me personally, mentally and also for my game to get a little tougher and not to whine about everything, which you tend to do if you get pampered all the time. In Jamaica there was not a lot of pampering.”

Before this week Brown’s lone main-draw ATP World Tour appearance came at Newport in July 2003, when he lost in three sets to five-time ATP World Tour Doubles Champion Bob Bryan.

Last year Brown broke through on the ATP Challenger circuit to compile a 29-16 match record, winning his first title at Samarkand, Uzbekistan in August while reaching four other finals -- Karlsruhe, Germany (as a qualifier), Almaty, Kazakhstan, and back-to-back events in November in Eckental and Aachen, Germany.

One year ago he was playing the Spain #4 Futures event (at which he reached the quarter-finals) and he was ranked No. 465. He finished last season a year-end best No. 144 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings.

In Friday's quarter-finals, Brown will meet eighth-seeded Frenchman Stephane Robert.

Highlights of Dustin's second-round win in Johannesburg


02-04-2010, 04:14 AM
Cmon Dustin!!!

02-06-2010, 12:08 AM
cmon Dustin
stay on track despite this loss

02-06-2010, 09:22 AM
Good week for him.

02-06-2010, 10:11 AM
He will play Bergamo next week and then Belgrade. I wonder if he then tries IW and Miami qualifying. I guess he has to, as the challenger calendar has not much to offer.

02-07-2010, 07:32 AM
good luck vs. Bemelmans:)

Action Jackson
02-09-2010, 09:45 AM

No end in sight for Dustin Brown fiasco

Published: Monday | February 8, 2010

Kwesi Mugisa, Staff Reporter

There seems to be no end in sight for the bitter dispute between Jamaica's top-ranked player Dustin Brown and the local governing body of the sport, Tennis Jamaica.

Additionally, despite a phenomenal surge in the ATP rankings this year, a feat that has seen the player climb to 144th in the world, there is very little hope of him representing the country in this year's Davis Cup competition, or perhaps ever again.

It all comes down to financing, or better yet a lack thereof, as Brown has accused consecutive administrations of neglect, as it relates to providing a backbone for players seeking to break through on the world stage.

"Tennis Jamaica only knows me when the Davis Cup comes around, all the other times during the years they don't care how I manage to train and play tournaments. I could have attained a higher ATP ranking much earlier with proper support," Brown told the Gleaner.

Brown's current ranking is a phenomenal achievement as it is no secret that the country has struggled to produce top-class players in the sport of tennis, the last being Richard Russell, who made it to the second round of the Australian Open in 1964.

Mighty struggle

However, the fact that the 25-year-old has had a mighty struggle to do so, without the help of the association, despite repetitive pleas for assistance, sees him in no hurry to don the national colours again anytime soon, without major changes taking place.

Brown last represented the country in 2003 when, along with Ryan Russell who was at the time another promising junior, the team secured first place and promotion from Group 3 to Group 2 with a win over Puerto Rico. However, controversy sparked the following year when Brown, after another year of battling to fend for himself on the tour, declined the invitation to appear for the country as they pushed for a spot in Group I.

Making sacrifices

According to the player, the only way he was able to maintain and eventually improve his ranking was due to the fact that his parents purchased a camper, which enabled the player to travel to various tournaments around Europe.

"To be able to continue my career, my parents bought me a camper in April 2004 in order to travel through Europe and play as many games as possible."

"I would eat and sleep in my camper and I was travelling all over Europe, up and down for seven years to make it in professional tennis, holding the Jamaican flag high week by week, while my parents struggled to pay for the camper.

"I made a name for myself in Europe with my camper, my only chance to make it in tennis. Finally in 2009, I reached 144th in the ATP world ranking as a Jamaican player. I made it."

However, from the point of view of general secretary of Tennis Jamaica, Christine Gore, the current situation which sees Brown receiving no support from the association is of his own choosing.

According to Gore, one of the first things the then new administration did after taking office was to reach out to the player in an attempt to bury the hatchet. Brown, however, demanded the sacking of long-standing technical director Douglas Burke, a condition the body was unwilling to consider.

"We told him that we would not be dictated to, administrations cannot allow players to dictate terms and we were not willing to compromise on that," Gore said. "Unfortunately, that was one of the conditionalities of him returning to play for the team, he wanted us to fire Burke."

"We would love to support Dustin and have him as a part of the team. I mean, think about it, everyone wants to back a winner, we would have no reason to be isolating him and, in fact, we wish him all the best," Gore said while pointing to the fact that several players have been and continue to receive support.

Hewitt =Legend
02-13-2010, 02:55 AM
Plays Karol Beck in the semis of Bergamo.

Good luck Dusty.

02-13-2010, 10:25 PM
he lost in straights:(
but SF is pretty solid

next week Belgrade:

Dustin Brown JAM [6] vs. Dominik Hrbaty SVK
Ilija Bozoljac SRB vs. Ivan Dodig CRO
Gilles Muller LUX [SE] vs. Mario Ancic CRO
Alexandre Sidorenko FRA vs. Andrey Golubev KAZ [2]

Hewitt =Legend
02-14-2010, 01:45 AM
Bad luck Dusty, still pretty good result after his big week in Joburg.

Good luck in Belgrade.

02-15-2010, 09:46 PM
Dustin needs around 100 more points until 12/4 (after Casablanca/Houston) to get direct entry in RG. That's not so easy, because after Belgrade he will play IW and Miami, so no cheap points.

03-09-2010, 04:26 PM
Indian Wells qualies.

(10) BROWN, Dustin JAM v SMYCZEK, Tim USA
(WC) KRAJINOVIC, Filip SRB v (20) GAUDIO, Gaston ARG

03-10-2010, 12:44 AM
he lost 1-6 1-6 and i agree, one has to wonder what really happened.

03-31-2010, 02:13 PM
Another defeat:

D. Brown - I. Minar 67, 26.

04-04-2010, 12:50 PM
Dustin will be playing in Monza, he plays Pablo Andujar in the first round.

04-04-2010, 09:46 PM
hope dustin finally wins..he need only one good match to be psychical OK

04-08-2010, 04:39 PM
Monza - Johannesburg - Rome - Rhodes

Dustin made a clay-hard-clay-hard schedule. He could have committed to Athens instead. :/

Let's hope the return to Johannesburg will be good. At least his scores were not too bad the last two weeks.

04-09-2010, 08:54 PM
Dustin at ATP Napoli Challenger last week :

Hewitt =Legend
04-15-2010, 11:16 AM
Dusty loving the altitude down in Joburg, defeating J Minar 6-2 6-1 to move into the 2nd round.

Hope he can get on a roll down there and build the confidence back up again.

Ad Wim
04-15-2010, 11:35 AM
He seemed to have won his next match as well :yeah:

But I really do not understand why he is going to play on clay next week. Why not in Athens on HC?! He got destroyed last weeks on clay and the constant switching won't do him any good either :shrug:

Hewitt =Legend
04-16-2010, 03:51 AM
He seemed to have won his next match as well :yeah:

But I really do not understand why he is going to play on clay next week. Why not in Athens on HC?! He got destroyed last weeks on clay and the constant switching won't do him any good either :shrug:

He's got to build up the matches on clay so he has enough confidence for RG qualies. It's not like he can't play on the stuff, he's won 2 challengers and made numerous other finals on it so its only a matter of time before he finds his form again.

04-16-2010, 09:08 AM
He seemed to have won his next match as well :yeah:

But I really do not understand why he is going to play on clay next week. Why not in Athens on HC?! He got destroyed last weeks on clay and the constant switching won't do him any good either :shrug:

He didn't get destroyed on clay. :confused:

04-16-2010, 09:09 AM
JMG, Brown winning today? Or at least covering the spread(+3,5); His serve works like a clock on this altittude

Action Jackson
04-16-2010, 09:14 AM
Dreddy will do it today Machi.

He is still very pissed off with the Jamaican federation and that dispute is still going. He might even play under the German flag.

Action Jackson
04-16-2010, 12:33 PM
Dreddy won 7-6 6-3 and is in the final.

Ad Wim
04-16-2010, 01:35 PM
He didn't get destroyed on clay. :confused:

Well, lost 6-2 7-6 against Minar, who is in shitty form. Also lost in straights to Andujar, but that's not so bad. But look at the contrast, he reaches the final here.

Okay, he is not shit on clay but also considering his financial position, I think it is better to play on his best surface atm to gain points and money.

Action Jackson
04-17-2010, 01:10 PM
Dustin won the Johannesburg challenger 7-6 6-3 and it looks like his dream for making Wimbledon is getting closer.

04-17-2010, 01:16 PM
I so much didn't see all of this coming when started this thread.

04-17-2010, 03:31 PM
Some players still have to defend big points in the next three weeks, like Köllerer, Kavcic and Lu, so Dustin is in a good position.

Next week he plays Ungur in the first round. But he would play Flo Mayer in the QF, so there's no real chance for another big week.

04-17-2010, 09:02 PM
marvellous week:yeah:

04-17-2010, 09:56 PM

04-17-2010, 10:06 PM
This pic a little bit too large :)


04-18-2010, 01:04 AM
Good to see Dustin back on track...

Ad Wim
04-18-2010, 09:08 AM
Great! Now good luck on clay :o

Hewitt =Legend
04-18-2010, 11:49 AM
Nice work Dustin, great to see him edging closer to the top 100.

Hewitt =Legend
04-19-2010, 12:52 PM
Dustin is stuck in Joburg and will miss this weeks tournament. Not the worst thing in the world.

04-29-2010, 10:11 PM
Looks like he has to play Queen's, but better than nothing.

The surprise today was that he plays Cremona and not RG.

Ad Wim
05-01-2010, 07:39 PM
No RG, but he plays on clay this week. Why not go to Israel to play on HC?! Good luck anyway.

05-02-2010, 05:10 PM
Rhodes 2010



source: www.atcrhodes.com

05-10-2010, 09:09 AM
Dustin keeps changing surfaces:

Biella (clay)
Cremona (hard)
Fürth (clay)
Queen's/Halle (grass)

And I guess after Wimbledon/Newport he will play some more weeks on clay, because he should play some Bundesliga games for the Rochusclub this season, maybe as doubles specialist:

1 Montanes
2 Garcia-Lopez
3 Chardy
4 Beck, A
5 Korolev
6 Chela
7 Zverev
8 Köllerer
9 Santoro
10 Gabashvili
11 Riba-Madrid
12 Brown
13 Andujar
14 Vassallo Arguello

Filo V.
05-20-2010, 03:04 PM
Dustin lost to Stoppini 4-6 in the 3rd in Cremona. His ranking got up to 99 this week, for the first time in the top 100 for him. Unfortunately he was defending 50 points during the RG week and will fall back out of the top 100 again.

Hopefully grass will help him start getting better results.

05-31-2010, 09:13 PM
He will get direct entry to Queen's, Wimbledon, Newport and Stuttgart.

06-01-2010, 03:57 PM
Tough loss from 6-4 4-2 against Mat. Viola. Lost a very long game at 4-3 and then wasted break points at 4-4.

Let's see how he can perform on grass now. Hopefully better than in the past.

06-08-2010, 08:47 PM
defeats Dancevic on grass, not bad:yeah:

Ad Wim
07-01-2010, 01:15 PM
And again he plays on clay, and again he loses first round. He is pretty stubborn...

07-07-2010, 08:47 PM
beats Querrey in Newport, draw wide open now, fuckin' amazing

07-08-2010, 10:09 PM
It was a mental loss against Dabul, what a shame.

Now back on clay for a couple of weeks. Stuttgart, Poznan and Umag/Gstaad.

07-11-2010, 09:33 PM
My Pictures of Dustin from Stuttgart. :)






More here! (http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m117/rrfnpump/2010%20ATP%20Stuttgart/?start=all)

Ad Wim
07-20-2010, 11:48 AM
And again, he plays on clay and loses to a nobody in the first round.

Unbelievable, really unbelievable that in his situation he choses to play on clay and gets beaten over and over again in first rounds. Why not just play a hardcourt challenger, there are lots!

He hasn't won a clay mathc this year, isn't this unbelievable that he keeps playing on this surface?! And on grass and HC he gets lots of good results. What is he trying to proof on clay? If he keeps scheduling like this, no wonder that he gets in financial problems...

Action Jackson
08-23-2010, 03:23 AM
Dreddy qualified for New Haven, got a good draw against Hajek in the 1st round.

Winner of that plays Flo Mayer.

10-30-2010, 07:35 PM
Should we ask to move this thread to German forum now?:rolleyes:

11-06-2010, 10:40 PM
Should we ask to move this thread to German forum now?:rolleyes:

Perhaps we should. :)

p.s. Good week for Dustin.

12-13-2010, 04:09 PM
I thought to translate the following German interview:

Dustin Brown:

"So I just enjoy the shuttle service"


The 25 years old talks in this interview about the amenities on the big tour and his dream of playing in the DC for Germany

By Erik Trümpler

He has been the dash of colour of the tour this year. During a time where the worldtennis is longing for colourful birds and charismatic guys the German-Jamaican Dustin Brown came along at the right moment. Rasta hairstyle, power tennis combined with fine hands and more than just a pinch of exotic. Beside the worldstars he was probably the most popular man.

In the beginning of the year he was ranked #144 in singles and #206 in doubles but meanwhile the 25 years old player from Winsen/Aller was able to move forward after a marathon of 36 tournaments to #93 respectively #53. Fact is that this guy appetites for more.

In this interview with tennisnet.com he talks about his job, his coach, his decision to play for Germany and a very special present.

Where do I catch you at the moment?

I'm visiting my parents in Winser at the Aller, just slept and currently plan my travel to Chennai and the Australian Open.

You played 36 tournaments and already plan again. Isn't it time to take a break from tennis?

Actually yes. Admittedly: In the last tournaments in Bratislave and Helsinki I was really empty during the deciding moments in singles and felt the loss of substance.

Other players complain that they are overstrained with 22 tournaments but you are on the road the whole time. Why?

I always played a lot and I had to play a lot in order to collect points. At the time when I didn't had a coach I asked myself: Do I stay at home for a week or do I play a tournament? Then I played a tournament and it hasn't changed.

Even though you had permanent stress you finished the year with a victory in doubles in Helsinki.

That was an incredible ending especially as I played the first time together with Martin Emmrich. Now I'm ranked #53 in doubles and stand in the main draw of the first tournaments of the year.

You played with Rogier Wassen before. Will you also play together in 2011?

Yes. We already arranged this and nothing will change it. He just ended his season earlier than me and that's why I played in Helsinki with Martin.

Do you see yourself more as a specialist for singles or doubles?

I don't want to define that. It changed during my career.

When did you notice in singles that you are able to keep up with the topplayers?

At my victory against Sam Querrey in Newport and during the first set against Andy Murray at the US Open.

Was the match against Murray your biggest experience so far?

Without a doubt. I was so close in the first set but unfortunately my level dropped then. But it was great to play on such a big court against such a topplayer.

How did you deal with this situation?

I thought that we would play during the night session and of course I thought whether I would be nervous.

How does such a topplayer like Murray behave? Do you see each other and does he try to intimidate you?

To be honest: I had so much to do with myself that I didn't thought about Murray. But at the beginning of the match he didn't knew what was really happening as he didn't knew me. Beside this I played great and had my chances. Unfortunately I didn't use them.

Did you got lots of textmessages from your friends before and after the match?

Of course I received several. Also at facebook a lot was going on.

Have you been more proud or more disappointed after the match because you lost in 3 sets?

Both. Proud because I knew that I could keep up with such a player and sad because the US Open were over for me.

You played very long on the future tour, played challengers and now the big tournaments. How does the level change?

There are many players at the challengers who come from the qualification and who are really good. There's not really an athletic difference if you are ranked on #300 or #150. All the guys can play tennis. Somehow all the players until the Top 50 play similiar. The main difference make the topplayers where the mental part plays a very important role.

What sticks out is the fact that there are only 2 players under the Top 100who are younger than 22 years. What's the reason for this?

That's really simple. It is extremely difficult to get there. It takes it time, just like with me.

How did you see all the trappings on the big tour?

The bigger the tournament the more easier everything is made for you. You have the shuttle service and you don't have to string the rackets yourself. That is really great.

Is there a danger in such moments to go crazy?

I find the whole thing more funny. My God, I went with my camper through the world for 3 years. Of course I enjoy the shuttle service now. But I don't have a reason to go crazy and I haven't changed.

Before the US Open you started to work with Daniel Puttkammer, an old buddy from your times in Oldenburg. How did you find together?

He was a private coach in Switzerland. Shortly before the US Open one of his protégés decided to go to school again. I took the chance and called him.

Is it really optimal to travel with a friend as a coach?

For me it is. He is my best friend and knows me better than anyone else and also knows how I played once. Who knows whether I would accept everything which a star coach would tell me. Trust is a very important part for me.

How does he bring you forward?

He doesn't teach me tennis new. But he sees things on the stand which you don't see on the court. That's a big help.

Your coach has a bald head and you have a Rasta hairstyle. When you walk around at the tournaments you attract attention. How do you perceive it?

It's for sure that we attract attention because we look different as other tennisplayers but it isn't unpleasant for me.

How do other players on the tour react to you? Did you make friends already with some of the topplayers?

I get along very well with Tommy Robredo since we played a show tournament before Wimbledon. I also know John Isner a bit better. With Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga I already played during my youth. Tsonga wished me luck through a textmessage before the match against Murray.

Lets talk about the media. There's a big hype around you.

Everything happened so soon and with such a slam. But it didn't pushed me nor bothered me. At the smaller tournaments it has already been the case that I was in the local press when I played good.

Has there been a moment when everything went on your nerves?

I have to confess that I was happy after the US Open to be home in Winsen at the Aller and have my peace and quietness. It was great in New York because I got the support from many Jamaicans. That was loud and colourful and the reason that other viewers were on my side as well. But all those textmessages, Facebook greetings and talking with the media took their toll.

You address the Jamaican fans. At the end of the year you decided to play for Germany. How did this happen?

I don't want to say a lot about this. Over all the years I had trouble with the Jamaican association - and then it was enough for me. Now I'm going to play for Germany.

Would it be a dream for you to play for Germany in the Davis Cup?

Yes, but you can dream a lot. The decision is made by Patrik Kühnen.

With success the prize-money increases. You lived from hand to mouth for a long time but won in 2010 more than 200 000 Dollar. Is this a relief?

For sure. Last year I had to think about how I could arrange everything for Australia. Now I'm planning the trip for my coach and myself. That is the reward for many years of hard work.

What did you buy from your prize-money?

I wanted to have the headphones "Monsterbeats of Dr. Dre". They costed 300 Dollar in the States. That's a lot for headphones. After my tournament victory in Johannesburg I bought them.

What are your plans for the next days?

I won't do anything before my birthday on December 8th. Then I'm going to start with fitness training again and will fly to Chennai between December 25th or 27th. I will have to wait how it will work with the flights.

And then the tour starts again. What are your aims for 2011?

I don't really have clear aims but I want to be in the main draw of every ATP tournament in 2011.

German source: http://www.tennisnet.com/de-DE/Szene/Interview-Brown-da-genie-e-ich-den-Shuttle-Service-doch.aspx

12-13-2010, 05:09 PM
Thank you!

Ad Wim
12-18-2010, 04:47 PM
Anyone knows what his schedule will be after the AO? Same as last year with Heilbronn, Joburg, etc.?

Filo V.
04-04-2012, 01:21 AM
After a poor 2011 for Dustin, with three challenger SFs being his best results of the year and having a 28-34 overall record on the season, dropping from #92 at the end of 2010 to #161 at the end of 2011, and one win from six tournaments to begin 2012, Dustin has found his form and has won nine of his last ten matches, winning the Bath challenger over Mertl in the final, making the SF of Sarajevo, and is currently in R2 of Barletta after defeating Giannessi 6-1 6-4 in the first round. Everything is a roller-coaster with Dustin, his form, his attitude, but currently signs are pointing up. Hopefully this is not temporary but a sign of the future for Dustin the entire season.

In doubles, Dustin won three challengers, made it to the finals of two others and finished #69 in doubles in 2011. To start 2012, Dustin has been impressive, winning the title in Sarajevo, making the finals of Quimper and Cherbourg and the SF of Bath and Bergamo with Jonathan Marray, the SF of Montpellier in ATP competition with Zovko, and with his good friend Tsonga, made the finals of Marseille. He is currently ranked #54 in doubles.

Dustin plays his country-mate Brands in the second round of Barletta. GL, Dustin!

Filo V.
04-06-2012, 02:21 AM
Dustin lost 6-4 3-6 0-6 to Brands in Barletta R2. He hit an awesome tweener in the first set but made too many errors, didn't serve well as the match went on and tanked at the end. Disappointing but it doesn't take away from the great form he's been in overall lately.

10-19-2013, 12:34 AM
I am fan of Dustin Brown. As this post is not updated, I will send their news every week if I have time

12-23-2013, 10:30 PM
he will play in australia i think :)

01-06-2014, 02:26 AM
QF last week in doha :) now he will play QD of Australian Open.
98 is him new ranking of today :D

01-20-2014, 11:34 PM
He plays this week the Challenger of Heilbronn (Germany)

02-05-2014, 01:22 PM

Dustin Brown in action in his first round doubles match with Gael Monfils of France against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain during day five of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia

02-06-2014, 08:33 AM