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Summary

  1. Marina Erakovic (NZ) / Heather Watson (GB) beat Bojana Jovanovski (Ser) / Nadiia Kichenok (Ukr) 6-4 7-6
  2. Ivan Dodig (Cro) / Marcelo Melo (Brz) go through as Leonardo Mayer (Arg) / Diego Sebastian Schwartzman (Arg) retire 6-4 4-0
  3. Su-Wei Hsieh (Tpe) / Flavia Pennetta (Ita) beat Elena Bogdan (Rom) / Simona Halep (Rom) 6-4 6-1
  4. Jonathan Erlich (Isr) / Philipp Petzschner (Ger) beat Treat Huey (Phi) / Scott Lipsky (US) 6-3 7-5 7-6 (7-3)

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson, Jonathan Jurejko and Aimee Lewis

All times stated are UK

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Goodnight, and stay safe

Dustin Brown
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Anyway, what a day. What a match. What a man.

Doubtless there'll be all sorts of drama on Friday too. We are heading to the hills to prepare for a day that includes Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova, Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios in action, before top seed Serena Williams takes on top Briton Heather Watson.

Can't wait. See you there. I'm off to watch Wimbledon 2Day. You should too. It's on the live coverage tab on this very page.

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Dustin Brown
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Dustin Brown on BBC Radio 5 live: "It is an unbelievable feeling. I am very happy I got to show my style on this stage and against such a great champion in Rafa. I have played Rafa before on a grass court and there was some belief if I could put it together, I could have a great match."

At 5-4 in third set, when he left a volley: "When I sat down I was thinking that I had served well since qualifying and I needed to try and do the same thing. If he came up with the goods, then fair enough. I was nervous but I served for a lot of matches and sets this year and ended up losing. If it ended up being that way so be it."

It's not the end for me - Nadal

Rafael Nadal has been dragged in front of the press for a fuller explanation for his defeat.

"It's not the end. It is a sad moment for me but life continues. My career, too. I have to keep going and working more than ever to try to change that dynamic," he said.

"I am a good loser. When I am not that good, I always accept.

"You know, at the end of the day, today I lost. Don't forget I played five finals here. I don't know how many players did that."

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An epic on court 18...

You think the tennis is done for the day?

Take a good hard look at yourself.

There is still a humdinging five-setter ongoing on court 18.

Alexandr Dolgopolov and Ivo Karlovic are 9-9 in the decider. The winner plays Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. And you can watch it right here via the live coverage tab.

No double joy for Ward

Jonathan Jurejko

BBC Sport at Wimbledon

James Ward
BBC

Think you've had a hectic day at work? I'd place a small wager on it not being as labour intensive as James Ward's efforts to earn a living.

The 28-year-old Londoner

reached the last 32 of a Grand Slam singles for the first time earlier, then had to reenergise himself for a men's doubles match.

However, it is not a double celebration for Ward. His Anglo-Aussie partnership with Matthew Ebden went down 7-5 6-2 7-6 (7-3) against Teymuraz Gabashvili and Yen-Hsun Lu as the summer sun set in SW19.

Headlines of the day

We're still talking about the shock of the tournament so far, but here is a reminder of the day's big stories:

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Mark Woodforde

Former Grand Slam doubles champion on BBC Radio 5 live

" It was a calamitous exit for Rafa but he was pushed out by high-standard, exciting play. I hope it is not about what is wrong with Rafa in all the media coverage tomorrow morning. Today it was Brown's fine play."

Tim Henman

Former British number one on BBC Radio 5 live

"I think Federer or Murray would have beaten Brown today. They both return better and are more confident, Rafa has struggled with confidence.

"Confidence is the sum of your thoughts. When you have won 14 Grand Slams and 60 odd tour titles, it amazes me how fragile Rafael Nadal's confidence is.

"He has talked about how he really struggles with nerves in matches and that amazes me. He needs to find a solution to that because he is still young."

John McEnroe

Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"Rafa admitted publicly he was struggling for confidence and maybe that inspired players in the locker room. While honesty is the best policy, maybe it isn't here. I still believe he will win a few majors."

"Perhaps Rafa needs fresh blood in his corner. Uncle Toni has done an excellent job but clearly at this stage, some fresh ideas might be in order.

He joked: " I am saying get a new damn coach. The unthinkable has happened four years in a row to Rafa now."

Tim Henman

Former British number one on Radio 5 live

"We need characters, we need personalities to come through because we have to entertain the crowds and the tv audiences. Nick Kyrgios and Dustin Brown are welcome personalities."

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Lisicki
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Even in happy hashtags, German sounds angry.

John McEnroe

Three-time Wimbledon champion on Radio 5live

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"Dustin Brown has been a perennial journeyman, he rose to the occasion against a great player. He is just going for it. He was trying everything, it had to be a record in drop volleys? Unbelievable but effective. If we had half the tour that played like Brown and half that played from the baseline, that would be absolutely amazing."

What next for Dustin Brown. Well, an ice bath, a celebratory swig of isotonic and Viktor Troikci in the short term.

But, further forward, can he use this win as a launchpad to somewhere higher than 102nd in the world?

The signs are promising.

Lukas Rosol was 100th in the world when he beat Nadal in 2012, he is now 41st.

Steve Darcis was 135th in the world when he did the same in 2013, he is now 80th.

Nick Kyrgios was 144th in 2014, he is now 29th.

Tim Henman

Former British number one on BBC Radio 5 live

"Dustin Brown went out there and let it all hang out. He went for everything on the biggest stage and I hope he can go on and back it up."

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And you can listen via the live coverage tab on this page. Click it, tap it, jab it, do as you must.

Anyone for doubles?

Jonathan Jurejko

BBC Sport at Wimbledon

With the drama now over on Centre Court, the ticket holders may be tempted to indulge in more tennis pleasure on the outer courts. But fans are already packed into the tight gangways between courts six, seven, 10 and 11, standing five or six deep as they keep tabs on the doubles.

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LukeyRoe: In all fairness @DreddyTennis deserved it! Quality to watch and a quality result. Absolute scenes.

Hashim: Only a year ago people were talking of Nadal easily winning 20 or more grand slam titles. How unlikely does that sound today?

Linda MacDonald: Can Djokovic, Murray and Federer learn something from Dan Brown re how to beat each other on grass?

Erm Linda, I think Dan Brown might be able to help with battling the dark forces of Opus Dei. How to battle the forces of Djokovic though is probably out of his expertise.

Match stats

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Right, the devil in the detail.

Brown-Nadal

Aces: 13-9

Double-faults: 5-3

First serve %: 66-72

Winning % on first serve: 77-69

Winning % on second serve: 53-46

Winners: 58-42

Unforced errors: 24-15

Successful net approaches: 49/85 - 26/41

Brown 'had nothing to lose'

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Brown
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More from Dustin Brown's post-match interview on BBC Two: "When I went for my shots and started really well that helped. I didn't want to get into any long rallies. That last game was unbelievable. I kept saying 'Dustin concentrate and even if you lose no-one is going to say anything bad, so just get through it.'."

Brown stuns Nadal

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Mark Woodforde

Former Grand Slam doubles champion on BBC Radio 5 live

Nadal walks off
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"I have my doubt whether Rafa can recover. The belief is he is vulnerable, and if you are not leading the pack you get trampled on."

Fortunate to play Nadal on grass - Brown

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German qualifier Dustin Brown on BBC Two after his win against Rafael Nadal: "You have to play your A game against him. I am fortunate I played him twice on grass, which is my favourite surface - I wouldn't want to play him anywhere else. My game makes him not play his game. He doesn't get in a rhythm. The set he beat me he passed me unbelievable."

Marion Bartoli

2013 Wimbledon champion

"Rafa Nadal is too much of a champion to not come back to the level he played. He needs to find a reason why his forehand is not working. You can't write him off. He won 14 grand slams. He has had a bad season but I'm sure next season he will find a way back."

Brown stuns Nadal

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Andrew Castle

BBC tennis commentator

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"It is is another disappointment for Rafa and I just think how many blows can he take like this? He doesn't just turn up to these tournaments, his set up is too professional and this is another blow for him to take.

"Dustin Brown has made £30,000 this year, he is guaranteed £77,000 just now. It is not an overnight thing. It is nice to see a dream come true on centre court."

Dustin dazzles on Centre Court debut

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Dustin Brown
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Victorious qualifier Dustin Brown on BBC Two: "I had never been on Centre Court before today. They asked me if I wanted to go on before and I said no. I thought I would freak out but it felt very familiar.

"Being on grass with Nadal, having won last match, made me feel more comfortable. It was easier to play my game against him because I had nothing to lose."

Who is Dustin Brown?
BBC Sport

This is the chat you need to have around the water cooler tomorrow.

If you are taking liberties with the truth you could add that he uses his dreadlocks as a counter-lever to inject more power into his groundstrokes. Much in the style of a Roman catapult.

Brown stuns Nadal

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John McEnroe

Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

Brown
AFP

"Dustin Brown said it perfectly, he had it absolutely dead on, the game plan was perfect. He picked his spots, he went for it and he knew when to conserve his energy. It was one of the all-time great efforts from an unknown player I have ever seen.

"I am thinking there are lot of kids and a lot of professional players toiling in the minor leagues thinking, maybe that style can work at Wimbledon. It was special.

"Don't make him even think about his next match right now. He just beat Rafael Nadal, certainly one of the the greatest players ever. I saw Brown beat Lleyton Hewitt a couple of years ago here and I thought then he was really dangerous then. It would be nice to see him play close to that level against guys he is more expected to beat."

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Boris certainly looks surprised by Dustin's win and Rafa's exit...

Out of this quarter of the draw, one of either James Ward, Vasek Pospisil, Viktor Troicki and Dustin Brown is going to reach the last eight.

The man they are would meet there if the seeding works out? One Andy Murray...

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Cameron Snook: So sad to see Rafa go this early but what a performance from Dustin Brown. What a match!

James Cracknell: That was sensational tennis. Dustin Brown basically just reinvented the sport.

Brown stuns Nadal

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John McEnroe

Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

Dustin Brown
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"Five hundred professional tennis players are inspired to hang in for a couple of years longer because of what they have just seen there. Nothing is impossible. Brown's level of play on this court was spectacularly high."

Brown stuns Nadal

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Mark Woodforde

Former Grand Slam doubles champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"He is just brilliant to watch when it is working well. He was able to smack Rafa around the chops, he made him look pretty ordinary at times and that is Dustin's biggest victory in his career."

Brown stuns Nadal

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Marion Bartoli

2013 Wimbledon champion

"What a performance. Incredible."

Brown beats Nadal

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Brown
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And it was an ace to crown the biggest win of his career.

Dustin Brown has been immense and Centre Court rises in unison to acclaim the German.

Rafa Nadal trudges off with his bag packed like the plane has already fired up its engines.

Brown played out of his skin, but in previous years against Nadal he would not have got a play on the ball would he?

Andrew Castle

BBC tennis commentator

"The win of his career for Dustin Brown and his team. Rafael Nadal out of the championship. Inspirational and another dream comes true on centre court. Fabulous. Simply amazing."

Game, set and match

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Brown
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Double-fault on the first point. 0-15 and Rafa with a lifeline...

Serve volley. Perfect execution. Finger jab from Brown. 15-15.

Rafa down the line. And wide! 30-15 and two points away.

Just the one now. 40-15.

He's done it!

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Right, Dustin Brown to serve Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon. Can he do it? Let's find out...

Nadal saves two match points

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Dustin Brown into a 0-30 lead. Is he going to flick the switch and turn of the lights early?

Oh! A sliding forehand slice out wide. Rafa cannot scrape off his toes. 15-40 and two match points.

Into the net on the first. Rafa plops up a very volleyable forehand, Brown shoulders arms, willing it long, it drops in.

A Nadal ace.

Chance gone. But the biggest one is still to come.

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Marion Bartoli

2013 Wimbledon champion

"I can't even see the mark of a sponsor on his racquet and that means he doesn't have a racquet sponsor. That is extraordinary. He is about to beat Nadal at Wimbledon and he has to pay for his own racquet."