14 Jun 2014

Nadal slips on Halle grass

9:02 am on 14 June 2014

The tennis world number one Rafael Nadal has suffered a shock second round defeat at the hands of German world number 85 Dustin Brown on the grasscourts of Halle, Germany.

The left-handed Spaniard, fresh from winning his ninth French Open title, crashed 6-4 6-1 at the hands of the lanky Brown who is still looking for his first ATP singles' title.

The 1.96 metre Brown, who has won two doubles titles, picked up the biggest win of his career on the back of 11 aces and a winning first service percentage of 83.

Nadal, meanwhile, forced just one break point against his opponent, which he failed to convert, while Brown broke three times on his way to victory in just under an hour.