Jamaican Roots Player Advances At Wimbledon

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Jamaican-roots tennis player Dustin Brown reacts during the Men's Singles first round match against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Jamaican-roots tennis player Dustin Brown reacts during the Men’s Singles first round match against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

By NAN Contributor

News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. June 29, 2016: Jamaican-roots tennis player, Dustin Brown, who goes by the Twitter handle “Dreddy Tennis,” has advanced at Wimbledon 2016 after a thrilling match Tuesday.

Brown, 31, put on a show on the court on day two at Wimbledon as he always does, to beat Dusan Lajovic on Court 16 in five sets – 4-6 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4 – to book a second-round spot.

“I concentrate and try and give my best, try to not worry too much about my opponents,” Brown said after the match.

He advances to face Nick Kyrgios on Thursday, June 30th. The two men know each other’s game after playing for the Singapore Slammers.

“We played IPTL together, he’s a really nice guy,” Brown said of his next competitor. “We are friends. We will go out and have fun and play good tennis. Besides that, I won’t worry too much about it.”

Brown, who was born to a Jamaican father and a German mother in  Celle, West Germany, a town situated near the city of Hanover, is still ranked just 85th in the world.  He played in Wimbledon last year but largely competes mainly on the ATP Challenger Tour, both in singles and doubles and lives in Winsen, Germany.