Hopefully he'll have even more success in 2015
What a humanitarian and gentleman .
Taking stock after what he hailed as the best season of his career, Dustin Brown took the opportunity to visit his father and friends in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The 30-year-old Brown, who moved to Jamaica from Germany aged 12, conducted a clinic for 45 children on his return.
“It’s always great for me to come back to Jamaica and see my family,” said Brown. “I get to see all the guys that I grew up with playing tennis at the local courts and from school. Coming to Jamaica at the end of the year recharges me and helps me to get ready for the upcoming season.
“When I’m here I try to give back a little bit and participate in an event like this at the Hilton Montego Bay. I had a good time with the kids and they seemed to enjoy it as well.”
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The 2014 season saw Brown finish in the Top 100 of the Emirates ATP Rankings (No. 89) for the second time, highlighted by beating Rafael Nadal to reach the Halle quarter-finals and defeating John Isner in the Houston second round.
“I think 2014 has been my best year so far on the ATP World Tour with a lot of big wins over guys that I used to just watch on TV, like Nadal, Isner, Ivo Karlovic and Fernando Verdasco. Especially the match against Nadal (in Halle); it was unreal and definitely gave me tons of confidence for the rest of the season.
“I finished the year at No. 89 without winning a round at a Grand Slam tournament. My goals for 2015 are breaking into the Top 50, playing well in the slams and trying to reach the second week of a major for the first time.”
I expect and hope to see Dustin back in Halle, not so sure of Nadal, but there is an extra week now.love this guy's game and attitude. That win over Nadal at Hall was electric as the crowd really got behind Brown.