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Dustin Brown, a 30-year-old German journeyman, sends Rafael Nadal packing in the second round at Wimbledon. Photo: Reuters

Decline and fall: Rafael Nadal suffers another early Wimbledon exit

Rafael Nadal’s career tailspin accelerated on Thursday when dreadlocked German Dustin Brown condemned him to a fourth successive Wimbledon humiliation. Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion, slumped to a 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 second-round defeat against the world number 102, who produced an almost flawless display of serve and volley tennis. 

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