Dustin Brown has waited 28 years for a good paycheck.
Ever since he ditched his camper van in 2009 and started taking flights to tournaments, money has necessarily been on his mind. The $97,000 he collected after defeating Lleyton Hewitt, 6-4,6-4,6-7(3),6-2, in Wimbledon's second round should ease his worries. That, "is a pretty big paycheck up to now," according to Brown.
The good news for tennis is that Brown's work at Wimbledon is about more than money. The payday was nice. The results mean more.
Here are six reasons why he is ready to make the big time on the ATP tour.