The Natty Dread hero is back in action Saturday against 22nd seed Viktor Troicki.
Dreadlocks are in at Wimbledon and, once again, Rafael Nadal is out.
In an upset that was stunning for its lack of surprise, Jamaican-German Dustin Brown easily handled No. 10 seed Rafael Nadal, sending the two-time champion home early from Wimbledon once again. Here are five things to know about Rafa, the match and Brown, a man previously best known for his four-foot dreadlocks.
1. Rafa loses to another triple-digit ranked player at Wimbledon.
The loss to the 102nd-ranked Brown was Nadal’s fourth-straight Wimbledon defeat to a player ranked in the triple digits. Think about that: four straight losses to players ranked No. 100 or below. The previous three years saw losses to the world Nos. 100 (Lukas Rosol), 135 (Steve Darcis) and 144 (Nick Kyrgios). Since he started winning majors, Nadal only has 11 losses to such players, with four coming in the last four years…
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