Tweener! Watch Dustin Brown's 'Tweener Hot Shot
The stunning 'tweener winner comes from Brown's first-round match at the ATP Challenger Tour event in Manchester
Dustin Brown is racking the up Hot Shots in 2016. After his stunning behind-the-back volley winner this February at the ATP Challenger Tour event in Bergamo, the German followed it up on Wednesday with a tweener winner in his opening around against No. 2 seed Rajeev Ram at the ATP Challenger Tour event in Manchester.
With Ram serving at 2/2 in the second-set tie-break, the American approached the net with a low-bouncing slice backhand. Brown was forced to react and flicked a forehand between his legs for a passing shot winner, raising his arms in celebration.
“A lot of it (the entertainment) is how I am and how I learned to play tennis. It’s intuition and when the balls go in, everyone’s happy. I was on the wrong side of the court, so I ran and in my head I said, ‘Let’s do it,’ said Brown. “If I make it, everyone says ‘Great.’ If I hit the house behind the court, everyone says ‘What an idiot, how can he do that at 2/2 in the tie-break?’ The most important thing I’ve learned over the years is to come to terms with my tennis and how I can be dangerous, especially with these surfaces.”
Brown went on to score the upset over Ram, 7-6(3), 7-6(3). He next plays fellow German Mischa Zverev in a second-round match on Thursday.