Dustin Brown
Brown at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports) Jamaica (2002–2010)
 Germany (2010–)
ResidenceWinsen an der Aller, Germany
Born (1984-12-08) 8 December 1984 (age 36)
Celle, West Germany
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro2002
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
*occasionally uses one-handed backhand
Prize moneyUS$3,036,884
Singles
Career record62–99 (38.5% in ATP Tour events)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 64 (10 October 2016)
Current rankingNo. 339 (27 September 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2011, 2015, 2017, 2018)
French Open2R (2016)
Wimbledon3R (2013, 2015)
US Open2R (2010, 2017)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2016)
Doubles
Career record76–92 (45.2% in ATP Tour events)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 43 (14 May 2012)
Current rankingNo. 136 (27 September 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2011, 2015)
French Open3R (2011)
Wimbledon2R (2012, 2014, 2016)
US Open1R (2012, 2016)
Last updated on: 1 October 2021.

Dustin Brown (born 8 December 1984)[1] is a German professional tennis player. He rose to fame after beating Rafael Nadal in the 2014 Halle Open and Wimbledon 2015, and is known for his technique, speed, and entertaining playing style, often entertaining the crowd with trick shots. His most popular nickname is "Dreddy" due to his dreadlocked hair that he is known for having.

Brown competes mainly on the ATP Challenger Tour, in singles and doubles, having won 24 overall titles. His highest career singles world rank at No. 64 was in October 2016, and doubles world rank at No. 43 in May 2012.[2][3] Brown is also notable for being one of the only two players to remain undefeated against Rafael Nadal after playing more than one match with him, holding a 2–0 head-to-head record.[4]

Brown has yet to make an ATP tour final but has made two semifinals at the 2016 Open Sud de France and the 2016 Swiss Open Gstaad.

Early life

Brown was born on 8 December 1984 in Celle, West Germany, a town situated near the city of Hanover. His father Leroy met his German born mother Inge in Jamaica and would settle in Celle for a time. This unusual dual nationality has earned him the nickname "Shabba" based on a line from Jamie Foxx in the 1997 comedy Booty Call where he claimed to be a "Germaican". He also had two half-brothers named Steve and Dean. He played several sports such as football, judo, and handball throughout his childhood. He started playing tennis at the age of 5 but didn’t really focus on the sport until the age of eight: "When I made the decision to pursue tennis instead of football, of course I wanted to be successful. I didn't want just to end up playing for a club somewhere."[5] His reported idol growing up was Russian tennis player and former world number 1 Marat Safin.[6] His junior tennis career went well enough to draw the attention of Kim Michael Wittenberg, an American who ran a tennis academy near Hanover. Wittenberg regularly gave Brown lessons, and according to his pupil, he "taught me to play tennis."[5][7]

At 11 years old, in 1996, the family returned to Jamaica, particularly Montego Bay. The move was motivated in part by the high cost of training in Germany as well as his need to develop discipline on the court: "I was pretty mentally soft when I was young. Anything could happen when I played—I could lose my temper, I got disqualified."[5] In Jamaica, track and field, soccer, and cricket were the sports that commanded the best resources, tennis was played on poorly maintained public courts and with low-quality balls.[5] Nevertheless, he continued to play junior tennis.[7]

In 2004, 20-year-old Brown became unhappy with tennis in Jamaica, his family thought his potential warranted returning to Germany and a Volkswagen campervan that could sleep up to three people set him up.[7] The mobile lodgings enabled him to play in the various European tournaments: "It was a brilliant idea by my parents, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to go on playing. It was a means of competing week in, week out." He also brought in income with his racquet stringing machine, giving other players lower cost service, and letting out his spare mobile accommodations for a night.[5]

Junior career

Brown played his first junior match in August 1999 at the age of 14 at a grade 4 tournament in Jamaica. As a junior, Brown only competed in 2 junior grand slams in 2002 where he made the second round of Junior Wimbledon in singles and the quarterfinals of Junior US Open in doubles. Brown ended his junior career with a high ranking of 61 (attained on March 18, 2002) and a 34–26 record in singles and a high ranking of 116 (attained on November 11, 2002) and a 15–24 record in doubles.[8]

Junior Grand Slam results - Singles:

Australian Open: A (-)
French Open: A (-)
Wimbledon: 2R (2002)
US Open: 1R (2002)

Junior Grand Slam results - Doubles:

Australian Open: A (-)
French Open: A (-)
Wimbledon: 1R (2002)
US Open: QF (2002)

Professional career

2002–2009

Brown officially turned pro in April 2002 at the age of 17 and represented Jamaica early in his career. Between 2002 and 2009, Brown made it to 11 ITF singles finals and 32 ITF doubles finals (winning 3 singles and 16 doubles). These results gradually boosted his ranking overtime.

Brown made his ATP debut at the 2003 Hall of Fame Open after qualifying for the main draw. He lost in the first round to Bob Bryan in three sets.

Brown made his first challenger final at the 2009 Baden Open where he lost to Florian Mayer in straight sets. Three months later, he won his first challenger title at the 2009 Samarkand Challenger defeating Jonathan Dasnières de Veigy in the final. For the rest of 2009, he made four more challenger finals including one doubles final. The results would help push his ranking from 494 at the start of the year to 144 at the end.

2010–2019

Brown at the Boodles Challenge in 2010
Brown at the Boodles Challenge in 2010

2010 is considered to be Brown's breakout year. In his second main circuit appearance after a first-round loss at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in 2003, He defeated fourth seed Marco Chiudinelli and No. 139 Laurent Recouderc to reach the quarterfinals of the 2010 SA Tennis Open in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he lost to eventual runner-up Stéphane Robert. He became the second Jamaican after Doug Burke at the 1989 BP National Championships in Wellington, New Zealand, to reach the quarterfinals of a main ATP Tour event.[9]

On May 17, 2010, Brown cracked a singles career top 100 world rank at No. 99.

Brown played his third ATP tour event at the 2010 Aegon Championships (Queen's Club), defeating first-round opponent Frank Dancevic, in three sets; his loss came in the second round to Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.

By June 2010, a lack of funding and support from the Jamaican Tennis Association tempted him to switch national association to Great Britain, his paternal grandparents being British.[10][11] In October 2010 he decided to compete for Germany and his debut event playing under the German flag was Eckental.[12] His first title success playing under the German flag came at 2010 Lambertz Open.[13]

Brown made his Grand Slam debut at 2010 Wimbledon after receiving direct entry into the main draw. He lost in the first round to 16th seed Jürgen Melzer in four sets. After another ATP quarterfinal at the 2010 Hall of Fame Open, Brown received direct entry into the 2010 US Open and won his opening match against Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo to record his first Grand Slam win. He lost in the second round to world No. 4 Andy Murray in straight sets.

In September 2010, Brown won his first ATP doubles title at the 2010 Open de Moselle partnering Rogier Wassen.

Brown won his second ATP doubles title at the 2012 Grand Prix Hassan II partnering Paul Hanley.

Brown partnered Jonathan Marray at the 2012 French Open; they lost in the first round. Brown/Marray also reached four Challenger tour finals in 2012, winning two in Bosnia and Italy.[14]

At 2013 Wimbledon, Brown qualified for the main draw and went all the way to the third round defeating Guillermo García López and former champion Lleyton Hewitt before falling to Adrian Mannarino in straight sets.

At the 2014 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Brown upset first seed and world number 9 John Isner in the second round to claim his first ever win over a top 10 player. He would lose to Sam Querrey in the next round.

Brown at the 2014 US Open.
Brown at the 2014 US Open.

In 2014 he achieved his most significant career win by defeating world No. 1 tennis player Rafael Nadal at the Halle Open as a wildcard.

At Wimbledon in 2015 Brown came through qualifying without dropping a set. After beating Yen-hsun Lu in the first round, Brown then upset, for the second time in his career, 10th seed and 2-time champion Rafael Nadal in four sets in the second round,[15] before losing to Victor Troicki in four sets in the next round.

In January 2016, Brown played world number 1 Novak Djokovic at the Qatar Open. He lost in straight sets.

Brown reached his first singles semifinal on the ATP World Tour at the 2016 Open Sud de France after having lost eight consecutive quarterfinal matches.[16] There, he lost against top seed and eventual champion Richard Gasquet in three sets.

Brown reached a career debut second round of the French Open in 2016.

After winning the 2016 Aegon Manchester Trophy, Brown received a wild card for the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. There, he beat Dušan Lajović in the first round before losing to Nick Kyrgios in the second. Both matches were decided in five sets.

Brown made his second ATP singles semifinal at the 2016 Swiss Open Gstaad but lost to top seed and eventual champion Feliciano López in three sets.

Brown competed in the first round of the 2016 Summer Olympics against Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil. Brown was leading 6–4, 4–4 when he went down with an ankle injury. Medical staff taped him, he returned to the match playing two points. Bellucci increased the score to 4–5 in the second set. Brown could not return play and retired in tears.

On October 10, 2016, Brown achieved a career-high Singles ranking of 64 and would end 2016 with a year end ranking of 72.

Brown upset world number 7 Marin Čilić at the 2017 Open Sud de France. He would retire after just one game of play against Benoît Paire in the next round due to a back injury.

Brown lost in straight sets to Andy Murray at Wimbledon in 2017 in the second round.[17]

Brown qualified for the 2018 Australian Open in what would be his last grand slam to date. He lost to João Sousa in the first round in five sets.

At the 2018 Open Sud de France, Brown was one game away from defeating Nicolas Mahut in the first round, but he sustained a back injury and could not continue to play giving Mahut the victory. He left the court in tears.

In April 2019, Brown reclaimed an ATP Challenger singles title from three years previous at the Mouratoglou Open in Sophia Antipolis, winning the final over Filip Krajinović in straight sets.[18]

On 13 June 2019, Brown upset compatriot and world No. 5 Alexander Zverev at the 2019 Stuttgart Open in the second round.[19] Following this victory, he lost in a third-set tiebreaker to Félix Auger-Aliassime in the quarterfinal.

2020–present

Brown reached the qualifying competition of the 2020 French Open Qualifying and the 2021 Australian Open Qualifying before being eliminated both times.[20]

Throughout 2021, Brown seemed to focus less on singles and more on doubles as he was competing in more doubles events than singles and was finding more success as he was reaching a handful of quarterfinals and semifinals in challenger events and ATP events.

Brown received a wildcard into the 2021 Stuttgart Open due to his performance in the previous edition. He lost in the first round to Nikoloz Basilashvili in straight sets.

Davis Cup

Brown made his Davis Cup debut for Jamaica in 2003 which would be the only time he played for Jamaica at the Davis Cup. He won 4 of 5 singles matches played and all 3 doubles matches played.

Brown only played one match for Germany in 2015 in the singles where he lost to Dominican Víctor Estrella Burgos in four sets.

Brown's combined record for Jamaica and Germany is 4–2 in singles and 3–0 in doubles giving him an overall record of 7–2.

Style of play

Brown is considered as a serve-and-volleyer as he is known for his big serves and lightly volleying the ball in once it is returned to him. His serve speed averages at around 190-205 km/h but has reached up to 220 km/h.

Brown's shotmaking style is very unorthodox as he mixes his shots up with hard-hitting groundstrokes to light drop shots which makes his opponents have to be ready for anything on every point. He is also known for his impressive trick shots where he hits very difficult shots from difficult positions. These shots include tweeners, behind-the-back shots, diving shots, down-the-line shots, jump shots, drop shots, etc. This causes his playing style to be highly entertaining to the crowd as most tennis fans call him one of the most entertaining players on the tour.

Brown is also known for his very fast returns and winners on both his forehand and his backhand and his net and volleying skills.

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles

Current through the 2021 Stuttgart Open.

 Jamaica  Germany
Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A Q2 1R Q1 Q2 Q1 1R Q1 1R 1R Q3 Q1 Q3 0 / 4 0–4 0%
French Open A A A A A A A A A 1R Q1 A 1R Q1 2R 1R Q1 Q3 Q3 A 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Wimbledon A A A A A A A A 1R Q1 1R 3R 1R 3R 2R 2R Q1 Q2 NH A 0 / 7 6–7 46%
US Open A A A A A A A A 2R A Q2 A 1R 1R 1R 2R A A A A 0 / 5 2–5 29%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–2 0–1 2–1 0–3 2–3 2–3 2–4 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 20 9–20 31%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A A Q1 1R A A A 1R A 1R A A NH A 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Miami Open A A A A A A A A Q1 A A A A Q2 A 1R A A NH A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A A A Q2 A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 4 0–4 0%
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 1R Not Held A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Davis Cup A Z3 A A A A A A A A A A A PO A A A A A A 0 / 0 4–2 67%
Win–Loss 0–0 4–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 1 4–3 57%
Career statistics
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Career
Tournaments 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 5 3 16 15 12 20 4 1 0 1 98
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0
Hard Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–4 1–6 0–0 0–1 5–6 4–10 5–6 5–10 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 44 23–45 34%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–2 4–3 0–1 6–8 1–2 6–4 3–7 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 31 21–31 40%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–4 0–2 0–2 2–1 2–2 5–4 2–2 2–3 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 0 / 23 18–23 44%
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 6–10 2–10 4–5 2–3 13–16 10–16 13–12 10–20 0–4 2–1 0–0 0–1 0 / 98 62–99 39%
Win % 0% 38% 17% 44% 40% 45% 38% 52% 33% 0% 67% 0% 38.51%
Year-end ranking 725 527 820 622 566 459 494 144 92 161 167 111 89 118 72 125 230 203 261

Doubles

Current through the 2021 Swiss Open Gstaad.

 Jamaica  Germany
Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A A A A 0 / 7 2–7 22%
French Open A A A A A A A A A 3R 1R A A 1R A 1R A A A A 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Wimbledon A A A A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R A A NH A 0 / 7 3–7 30%
US Open A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–3 1–4 0–2 1–2 1–3 1–3 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 20 7–20 26%
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 15 15 12 11 13 8 9 2 2 0 4 97
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 0 / 0 1 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 2 / 6
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 9–4 8–15 18–14 11–12 9–11 6–13 4–7 4–8 3–1 1–2 0–0 3–4 76–92
Win % 0% 69% 35% 56% 48% 45% 32% 36% 33% 75% 33% 43% 45%
Year-end ranking 998 727 802 518 582 444 256 206 53 69 56 86 85 82 173 182 173 217 219

ATP career finals

Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP Tour 500 series (0–0)
ATP Tour 250 series (2–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (1–3)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (1–3)
Indoors (1–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2010 Moselle Open,
France
250 Series Hard (i) Netherlands Rogier Wassen Brazil Marcelo Melo
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–3, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Feb 2012 Open 13,
France
250 Series Hard (i) France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga France Nicolas Mahut
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
6–3, 3–6, [6–10]
Win 2–1 Apr 2012 Grand Prix Hassan II,
Morocco
250 Series Clay Australia Paul Hanley Italy Daniele Bracciali
Italy Fabio Fognini
7–5, 6–3
Loss 2–2 Jul 2012 Austrian Open Kitzbühel,
Austria
250 Series Clay Australia Paul Hanley Czech Republic František Čermák
Austria Julian Knowle
6–7(4–7), 6–3, [10–12]
Loss 2–3 Apr 2013 Grand Prix Hassan II,
Morocco
250 Series Clay Germany Christopher Kas Austria Julian Knowle
Slovakia Filip Polášek
3–6, 2–6
Loss 2–4 Apr 2017 US Clay Court Championships,
United States
250 Series Clay United States Frances Tiafoe Chile Julio Peralta
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
6–4, 5–7, [6–10]

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 28 (11–17)

Legend
ATP Challenger (8–9)
ITF Futures (3–8)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–5)
Clay (6–8)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (2–4)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Dec 2002 Jamaica F22, Trelawny Futures Hard Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer 4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 Jul 2006 Germany F7, Kassel Futures Clay Slovakia Lukáš Lacko 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Loss 0–3 Jan 2007 Germany F1, Nußloch Futures Carpet (i) Romania Florin Mergea 3–6, 2–6
Win 1–3 Jul 2007 Germany F9, Römerberg Futures Clay Belgium Ruben Bemelmans 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 1–4 Sep 2007 Germany F16, Friedberg Futures Clay Germany Marc Meigel 2–6, 6–4, 3–6
Loss 1–5 Sep 2007 France F15, Forbach Futures Carpet (i) France Josselin Ouanna 5–7, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 1–6 Apr 2008 Turkey F3, Antalya Futures Clay Moldova Andrei Gorban 3–6, 1–6
Win 2–6 Jun 2008 Germany F8, Trier Futures Clay Germany Tobias Clemens 7–5, 6–7(6–8), 6–0
Loss 2–7 Jan 2009 Spain F2, Magaluf Futures Clay Spain Andoni Vivanco-Guzman 7–6(7–4), 5–7, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 2–8 Feb 2009 Spain F3, Murcia Futures Clay Spain Javier Genaro-Martinez 4–6, 4–6
Win 3–8 Mar 2009 Switzerland F2, Vaduz Futures Carpet (i) Slovakia Miloslav Mečíř 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Loss 0–1 May 2009 Karlsruhe, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Florian Mayer 2–6, 4–6
Win 1–1 Aug 2009 Samarqand, Uzbekistan Challenger Clay France Jonathan Dasnières de Veigy 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Loss 1–2 Aug 2009 Almaty, Kazakhstan Challenger Hard Ukraine Ivan Sergeyev 3–6, 7–5, 4–6
Loss 1–3 Nov 2009 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Germany Daniel Brands 4–6, 4–6
Loss 1–4 Nov 2009 Aachen, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) United States Rajeev Ram 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–7(2–7)
Win 2–4 Apr 2010 Johannesburg, South Africa Challenger Hard South Africa Izak van der Merwe 7–6(7–2), 6–3
Win 3–4 Nov 2010 Aachen, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Netherlands Igor Sijsling 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Win 4–4 Mar 2012 Bath, United Kingdom Challenger Hard (i) Czech Republic Jan Mertl 7–6(7–1), 6–4
Loss 4–5 Mar 2013 Sarajevo, Bosnia Challenger Hard (i) France Adrian Mannarino 6–7(3–7), 6–7(2–7)
Win 5–5 Sep 2013 Genoa, Italy Challenger Clay Italy Filippo Volandri 7–6(7–5), 6–3
Loss 5–6 Nov 2013 Andria, Italy Challenger Hard (i) Hungary Márton Fucsovics 3–6, 4–6
Win 6–6 Sep 2014 Szczecin, Poland Challenger Clay Germany Jan-Lennard Struff 6–4, 6–3
Loss 6–7 Oct 2015 Fairfield, United States Challenger Hard United States Taylor Fritz 3–6, 4–6
Win 7–7 Jun 2016 Manchester, United Kingdom Challenger Grass Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun 7–6(7–4), 6–1
Loss 7–8 Sep 2016 Szczecin, Poland Challenger Clay Italy Alessandro Giannessi 2–6, 3–6
Loss 7–9 Sep 2018 Genoa, Italy Challenger Clay Italy Lorenzo Sonego 2–6, 1–6
Win 8–9 Apr 2019 Sophia Antipolis, France Challenger Clay Serbia Filip Krajinović 6–3, 7–5

Doubles: 71 (38–33)

Legend
ATP Challenger (22–17)
ITF Futures (16–16)
Finals by surface
Hard (6–10)
Clay (23–14)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (9–8)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2003 Jamaica F9, Montego Bay Futures Hard Jamaica Ryan Russell Monaco Clement Morel
France Gilles Simon
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Loss 1–1 Oct 2003 Jamaica F11, Montego Bay Futures Hard Jamaica Ryan Russell United Kingdom Dan Kiernan
United Kingdom David Sherwood
4–6, 0–2 ret.
Loss 1–2 Aug 2004 Netherlands F4, Alphen Futures Clay Netherlands Eric Kuijlen Brazil Francisco Costa
Belgium Jeroen Masson
1–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 1–3 Sep 2004 Germany F15, Kempten Futures Clay Germany Sascha Hesse Chile Joaquin Lillo
Germany Armin Meixner
4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 1–4 Jul 2005 Germany F6, Trier Futures Clay Germany Sebastian Rieschick Australia Rameez Junaid
Germany Markus Schiller
0–6, 4–6
Loss 1–5 Sep 2005 Germany F13, Nußloch Futures Clay Germany Tobias Klein Germany Matthias Bachinger
Germany Philipp Piyamongkol
4–6, 4–6
Loss 1–6 Sep 2005 Germany F14, Kempten Futures Clay Germany Tobias Klein Germany Jerome Becker
Germany Julian Reister
6–4, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 1–7 Sep 2005 Germany F15, Friedberg Futures Clay Germany Tobias Klein Germany Jerome Becker
Germany Julian Reister
4–6, 3–6
Win 2–7 Mar 2006 Switzerland F1, Wilen Futures Carpet (i) Germany Tobias Klein Georgia (country) Lado Chikhladze
Latvia Deniss Pavlovs
6–4, 4–6, 7–5
Win 3–7 Mar 2006 Switzerland F2, Leuggern Futures Carpet (i) Germany Tobias Klein Germany Jerome Becker
Germany Julian Reister
4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
Win 4–7 Jul 2006 Germany F8, Trier Futures Clay Germany Daniel Puttkammer Switzerland Stefan Kilchhofer
Switzerland Sven Swinnen
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Loss 4–8 Feb 2007 Germany F4, Mettmann Futures Carpet (i) Germany Sascha Kloer Germany Maximilian Abel
Switzerland Stefan Kilchhofer
6–7(4–7), 1–6
Win 5–8 Mar 2007 Switzerland F3, Wilen Futures Carpet (i) Moldova Roman Borvanov Switzerland Patrick Eichenberger
Switzerland Dylan Sessagesimi
6–0, 6–7(9–11), 6–3
Loss 5–9 Jul 2007 Germany F9, Römerberg Futures Clay Mexico Bruno Rodriguez Germany Andre Begemann
Germany Lars Pörschke
1–6, 6–4, 1–6
Win 6–9 Sep 2007 Germany F15, Kempten Futures Clay Belgium Jeroen Masson Argentina Nicolás Todero
Belarus Vladimir Voltchkov
6–4, 6–4
Loss 6–10 Sep 2007 France F15, Forbach Futures Carpet (i) Germany Daniel Müller Sweden Daniel Danilovic
Germany Gero Kretschmer
3–6, 4–6
Win 7–10 Feb 2008 Germany F4, Mettmann Futures Carpet (i) Sweden Daniel Danilovic Switzerland Alexander Sadecky
South Africa Izak Van der Merwe
6–4, 4–6, [10–7]
Win 8–10 Feb 2008 Germany F5, Schwieberdingen Futures Carpet (i) Switzerland Alexander Sadecky Czech Republic Dušan Karol
South Africa Izak van der Merwe
7–6(7–1), 7–5
Win 9–10 Mar 2008 Switzerland F1, Leuggern Futures Carpet (i) Austria Armin Sandbichler Poland Błażej Koniusz
Poland Grzegorz Panfil
6–3, 6–2
Win 10–10 Apr 2008 Turkey F3, Antalya Futures Clay Germany Peter Steinberger Germany Daniel Stoehr
Germany Andre Wiesler
7–5, 6–2
Win 11–10 Jun 2008 Germany F8, Trier Futures Clay Germany Stefan Seifert Germany Peter Torebko
Germany Holger Zuehlsdorff
6–1, 6–4
Win 12–10 Jul 2008 Germany F9, Kassel Futures Clay Germany Stefan Seifert Finland Timo Nieminen
Slovakia Adrian Sikora
5–7, 6–1, [10–5]
Loss 12–11 Sep 2008 France F14, Mulhouse Futures Hard (i) Germany Stefan Seifert Belgium Ruben Bemelmans
Belgium Niels Desein
6–7(11–13), 3–6
Loss 12–12 Oct 2008 Germany F21, Hambach Futures Carpet (i) Germany Stefan Seifert Germany Kevin Deden
Germany Martin Emmrich
3–6, 4–6
Loss 12–13 Jan 2009 Spain F1, Ciutadella Futures Clay Germany Peter Steinberger Spain Íñigo Cervantes
Spain Gerard Granollers
3–6, 5–7
Win 13–13 Jan 2009 Spain F2, Magaluf Futures Clay Germany Peter Steinberger Spain Agustin Boje-Ordonez
Spain Andoni Vivanco
6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–3), [12–10]
Win 14–13 Feb 2009 Spain F3, Murcia Futures Clay Germany Daniel Stoehr Spain Guillermo Alcorta
Russia Dmitri Perevoshchikov
6–4, 6–3
Win 15–13 Feb 2009 Spain F4, Murcia Futures Clay Germany Peter Steinberger Netherlands Romano Frantzen
Russia Dmitri Sitak
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 15–14 Mar 2009 Switzerland F1, Greifensee Futures Carpet (i) Switzerland Alexander Sadecky Czech Republic Michal Tabara
Czech Republic Roman Vögeli
7–6(8–6), 5–7, [10–12]
Loss 15–15 Mar 2009 Switzerland F2, Greifensee Futures Carpet (i) Switzerland Alexander Sadecky Switzerland Henri Laaksonen
Austria Philipp Oswald
1–6, 4–6
Loss 15–16 Mar 2009 Switzerland F2, Vaduz Futures Carpet (i) Switzerland Alexander Sadecky France Jeremy Blandin
France Pierrick Ysern
3–6, 2–6
Win 16–16 Jun 2009 Germany F7, Trier Futures Clay Germany Kevin Deden Canada Érik Chvojka
Germany Patrick Taubert
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Win 1–0 Sep 2009 Banja Luka, Bosnia Challenger Clay Austria Rainer Eitzinger Bosnia and Herzegovina Ismar Gorčić
Italy Simone Vagnozzi
6–4, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Feb 2010 Belgrade, Serbia Challenger Carpet (i) Austria Martin Slanar Serbia Ilija Bozoljac
United Kingdom Jamie Delgado
3–6, 3–6
Win 2–1 Apr 2010 Naples, Italy Challenger Clay United States Jesse Witten India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–6(7–4), 7–5
Win 3–1 May 2010 Rhodos, Greece Challenger Hard Germany Simon Stadler United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), [10–7]
Loss 3–2 May 2010 Cairo, Egypt Challenger Clay Germany Andre Begemann Austria Martin Slanar
Italy Simone Vagnozzi
3–6, 4–6
Loss 3–3 May 2010 Biella, Italy Challenger Clay Italy Alessandro Motti United States James Cerretani
Canada Adil Shamasdin
3–6, 6–2, [9–11]
Win 4–3 Jun 2010 Fürth, Germany Challenger Clay Australia Rameez Junaid Germany Martin Emmrich
Australia Joseph Sirianni
6–3, 6–1
Win 5–3 Aug 2010 Kitzbühel, Austria Challenger Clay Netherlands Rogier Wassen Chile Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
Austria Max Raditschnigg
3–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Win 6–3 Sep 2010 Szczecin, Poland Challenger Clay Netherlands Rogier Wassen Australia Rameez Junaid
Germany Philipp Marx
6–4, 7–5
Win 7–3 Nov 2010 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard (i) Germany Martin Emmrich Finland Henri Kontinen
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
7–6(19–17), 0–6, [10–7]
Loss 7–4 Mar 2011 Dallas, United States Challenger Hard (i) Germany Björn Phau United States Scott Lipsky
United States Rajeev Ram
6–7(3–7), 4–6
Loss 7–5 Jun 2011 Nottingham, United Kingdom Challenger Grass Germany Martin Emmrich United Kingdom Colin Fleming
United Kingdom Ross Hutchins
6–4, 6–7(8–10), [11–13]
Win 8–5 Aug 2011 Manerbio, Italy Challenger Clay Croatia Lovro Zovko Italy Alessio di Mauro
Italy Alessandro Motti
7–6(7–4), 7–5
Win 9–5 Sep 2011 Genoa, Italy Challenger Clay Argentina Horacio Zeballos Australia Jordan Kerr
United States Travis Parrott
6–2, 7–5
Win 10–5 Nov 2011 Ortisei, Italy Challenger Carpet (i) Croatia Lovro Zovko Germany Philipp Petzschner
Germany Alexander Waske
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 10–6 Feb 2012 Quimper, France Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Jonathan Marray France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Ross Hutchins
6–7(5–7), 4–6
Loss 10–7 Mar 2012 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Jonathan Marray Lithuania Laurynas Grigelis
Belarus Uladzimir Ignatik
6–4, 6–7(9–11), [0–10]
Win 11–7 Mar 2012 Sarajevo, Bosnia Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Jonathan Marray Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
7–6(7–2), 2–6, [11–9]
Win 12–7 Apr 2012 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay United Kingdom Jonathan Marray Romania Andrei Dăescu
Romania Florin Mergea
6–4, 7–6(7–0)
Loss 12–8 Aug 2013 Meerbusch, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Philipp Marx Australia Rameez Junaid
Germany Frank Moser
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 13–8 Nov 2013 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Germany Philipp Marx Poland Piotr Gadomski
Poland Mateusz Kowalczyk
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Loss 13–9 Nov 2013 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard (i) Germany Philipp Marx Finland Henri Kontinen
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
5–7, 7–5, [5–10]
Win 14–9 Sep 2014 Szczecin, Poland (2) Challenger Clay Germany Jan-Lennard Struff Poland Tomasz Bednarek
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
6–2, 6–4
Win 15–9 May 2015 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay Czech Republic František Čermák Argentina Andrés Molteni
Argentina Marco Trungelliti
6–1, 6–2
Win 16–9 Aug 2015 Meerbusch, Germany Challenger Clay Australia Rameez Junaid Netherlands Wesley Koolhof
Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop
6–4, 7–5
Loss 16–10 Oct 2015 Sacramento, United States Challenger Hard Germany Daniel Brands Slovenia Blaž Kavčič
Slovenia Grega Žemlja
1–6, 6–3, [3–10]
Loss 16–11 Oct 2015 Fairfield, United States Challenger Hard Australia Carsten Ball Sweden Johan Brunström
Denmark Frederik Nielsen
3–6, 7–5, [5–10]
Win 17–11 Oct 2015 Las Vegas, United States Challenger Hard Australia Carsten Ball South Africa Dean O’Brien
South Africa Ruan Roelofse
3–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Loss 17–12 Nov 2015 Andria, Italy Challenger Hard (i) Australia Carsten Ball Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli
Germany Frank Moser
6–7(5–7), 5–7
Loss 17–13 Aug 2017 Meerbusch, Germany Challenger Clay Croatia Antonio Šančić Germany Kevin Krawietz
Germany Andreas Mies
1–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 17–14 Oct 2017 Ismaning, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Germany Tim Pütz Croatia Marin Draganja
Croatia Tomislav Draganja
7–6(7–1), 2–6, [8–10]
Win 18–14 Sep 2018 Como, Italy Challenger Clay Germany Andre Begemann Slovakia Martin Kližan
Slovakia Filip Polášek
3–6, 6–4, [10–5]
Win 19–14 Jan 2019 Nouméa, New Caledonia Challenger Hard United States Donald Young Sweden André Göransson
Netherlands Sem Verbeek
7–5, 6–4
Loss 19–15 Feb 2019 Bergamo, Italy Challenger Hard (i) Bosnia and Herzegovina Tomislav Brkić Lithuania Laurynas Grigelis
Czech Republic Zdeněk Kolář
5–7, 6–7(7–9)
Win 20–15 Nov 2020 Eckental, Germany (2) Challenger Carpet (i) France Antoine Hoang United Kingdom Lloyd Glasspool
United States Alex Lawson
6–7(8–10), 7–5, [13–11]
Loss 20–16 Jun 2021 Milan, Italy Challenger Clay Austria Tristan-Samuel
Weissborn
Czech Republic Vít Kopřiva
Czech Republic Jiří Lehečka
4–6, 0–6
Loss 20–17 Aug 2021 Meerbusch, Germany Challenger Clay Netherlands Robin Haase Poland Szymon Walków
Poland Jan Zieliński
3–6, 1–6
Win 21–17 Sep 2021 Tulln, Austria Challenger Clay Italy Andrea Vavassori Brazil Rafael Matos
Brazil Felipe Meligeni Alves
7–6(7–5), 6–1
Win 22–17 Oct 2021 Naples, Italy (2) Challenger Clay Italy Andrea Vavassori Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirza Bašić
Croatia Nino Serdarušić
7–5, 7–6(7–5)

Record against top 10 players

Brown's match record against players who have been ranked in the top 10,with those who are active in boldface.
Only ATP Tour and Challenger main draw matches are considered.

Opponent Highest
ranking
Matches Won Lost Win % Last match
Spain Rafael Nadal 1 2 2 0 100% Won (7–5, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4) at 2015 Wimbledon 2R
Australia Lleyton Hewitt 1 1 1 0 100% Won (6–4, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–2) at 2013 Wimbledon 2R
Austria Thomas Muster 1 1 1 0 100% Won (6–4, 6–4) at 2010 Kitzbuhel 1R
Serbia Novak Djokovic 1 1 0 1 0% Lost (2–6, 2–6) at 2016 Doha 1R
United Kingdom Andy Murray 1 2 0 2 0% Lost (3–6, 2–6, 2–6) at 2017 Wimbledon 2R
Croatia Marin Čilić 3 1 1 0 100% Won (6–4, 6–4) at 2017 Montpellier 2R
Russia Nikolay Davydenko 3 1 1 0 100% Won (7–5, 3–6, 7–6(9–7)) at 2012 Stuttgart 1R
Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 3 2 1 1 50% Lost (6–4, 3–6, 6–7(4–7)) at 2015 Metz 2R
Germany Alexander Zverev 3 2 1 1 50% Won (6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–3) at 2019 Stuttgart 2R
Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 3 1 0 1 0% Lost (6–7(4–7), 4–6) at 2016 Munich 1R
Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 3 2 0 2 0% Lost (2–6, 3–6, 2–6) at 2015 Australian Open 1R
Canada Milos Raonic 3 2 0 2 0% Lost (3–6, 4–6, 2–6) at 2017 Australian Open 1R
Spain David Ferrer 3 5 0 5 0% Lost (2–6, 3–6) at 2017 Bastad 2R
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 4 1 0 1 0% Lost (5–7, 3–6) at 2017 Stockholm 2R
Japan Kei Nishikori 4 1 0 1 0% Lost (5–7, 1–6) at 2015 Halle 2R
South Africa Kevin Anderson 5 1 0 1 0% Lost (1–6, 2–6) at 2015 Acapulco 1R
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 5 1 0 1 0% Lost (1–6, 3–6) at 2017 Doha 2R
France Gilles Simon 6 3 1 2 33% Won (6–4, 6–4) at 2016 Montpellier 2R
France Gaël Monfils 6 1 0 1 0% Lost (4–6, 5–7, 0–6) at 2017 French Open 1R
Belgium David Goffin 7 3 3 0 100% Won (5–7, 6–2, 7–6(7–2)) at 2009 Almaty 1R
Italy Matteo Berrettini 7 1 1 0 100% Won (6–3, 6–4) at 2014 Ortisei 1R
Spain Fernando Verdasco 7 1 1 0 100% Won (4–6, 6–2, 7–6(10–8)) at 2014 Hamburg 2R
France Richard Gasquet 7 1 0 1 0% Lost (6–1, 4–6, 3–6) at 2016 Montpellier SF
United States John Isner 8 1 1 0 100% Won (6–4, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–4)) at 2014 Houston 2R
Russia Mikhail Youzhny 8 1 1 0 100% Won (6–4, 6–4) at 2016 Gstaad QF
Austria Jürgen Melzer 8 2 0 2 0% Lost (6–3, 2–6, 6–7(4–7)) at 2016 Mons 1R
United States Jack Sock 8 2 0 2 0% Lost (6–7(5–7), 6–4, 4–6) at 2016 Stockholm 2R
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 8 2 0 2 0% Lost (1–6, 0–6) at 2013 Orléans 1R
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 8 5 0 5 0% Lost (6–4, 6–7(4–7), 4–6) at 2017 Auckland 2R
Norway Casper Ruud 9 1 1 0 100% Won (7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–3) at 2018 Heilbronn 1R
Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 9 4 1 3 25% Lost (1–6, 3–6, 6–7(7–7)) at 2017 US Open 2R
Italy Fabio Fognini 9 1 0 1 0% Lost (6–7(4–7), 2–6) at 2014 Munich 2R
France Lucas Pouille 10 2 2 0 100% Won (6–4, 6–4) at 2014 Szczecin SF
Argentina Juan Mónaco 10 2 2 0 100% Won (7–6(9–7), 6–3) at 2017 Houston 1R
France Arnaud Clément 10 1 1 0 100% Won (6–2, 4–6, 7–6(7–2)) at 2011 Rome 1R
Poland Hubert Hurkacz 10 1 1 0 100% Won (6–4, 6–3) at 2017 Ismaning QF
Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 10 2 1 1 50% Won (7–6(7–5), 6–3) at 2014 Hamburg 1R
Latvia Ernests Gulbis 10 1 0 1 0% Lost (6–7(4–7), 4–6) at 2012 Orléans 2R
Total 65 25 40 38% * Statistics correct as of 18 October 2021

Top 10 wins per season

Season 2002–2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Total
Wins 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score DB Rank
2014
1. United States John Isner 9 Houston, United States Clay 2R 6–4, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–4) 101
2. Spain Rafael Nadal 1 Halle, Germany Grass 2R 6–4, 6–1 85
2015
3. Spain Rafael Nadal 10 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass 2R 7–5, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4 115
2017
4. Croatia Marin Čilić 7 Montpellier, France Hard (i) 2R 6–4, 6–4 84
2019
5. Germany Alexander Zverev 5 Stuttgart, Germany Grass 2R 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–3 170

ATP Tour career earnings

Year Earnings (US$) ATP rank
2002 4,388 723
2003 9,413 544
2004 3,527 854
2005 5,179 776
2006 8,263 656
2007 11,534 581
2008 14,149 566
2009 48,979 297
2010 228,487 123
2011 214,489 130
2012 181,313 146
2013 219,213 138
2014 389,506 96
2015 404,122 98
2016 381,327 112
2017 498,874 98
2018 135,086 230
2019 137,108 233
2020 57,014 283
Career 2,963,125[21] 301

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