Dustin Brown – 3 minutes to learn more about “The Artist”
- 22 June 2020 à 16H51
Trick shotsFrom flying tweeners to behind the back passes and slam dunks, Brown's got the lot and even if they are not working at first, he's willing to keep trying them until they come off.
"I guess it's natural - I was doing this when I was a kid and I was missing a lot. Some people say it's showing off, but it's just part of me and it's fun to watch. When the balls don't go in, everyone says what's he doing? But the older I get, the more the balls are going in, so I'm happy about that."
VolleysFew players in the modern game go to the net as much as Brown but it fits his mindset, moving forward at every opportunity, testing his opponents to see if they can come up with the goods time and time again, even when the score gets tight.
"I've gone to the net from since I'm very young. I've always played tennis like that, I was taught to be aggressive, to try to go to the net. In juniors I was playing serve and volley, even on clay, so it's so much more natural for me to go forward."
UnpredictabilityBrown gives his opponents no rhythm, no chance to get into a groove, looking to get them out of their comfort zone and then take advantage. If you start thinking you know what's coming when you're facing Brown, you're in trouble. As his coach, Mark Spitzlay, summed up so neatly:
"If he doesn't know what he's going to do next, how can the opponent know?"