Home' Greymouth Star : July 3rd 2015 Contents www.greystar.co.nz
PHONE 769 7900
Friday, July 3, 2015
Dustin Brown insists he will remain
true to his rasta roots after the dread-
locked German qualifier stole the
Wimbledon spotlight with a stunning
upset of Rafael Nadal.
Brown produced an almost flawless
display of serve and volley tennis to beat
two-time Wimbledon champion Nadal
7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 and secure just the
fourth grand slam win of his career.
The flamboyant 30-year-old’s striking
appearance and eye-catching play made
him the talk of the All England Club
Beating Nadal in front of a packed
crowd on centre court was a rare
headline-grabbing moment for Brown,
a journeyman ranked 102 in the world
who has spent much of his career
labouring in relative obscurity.
Brown spent three years travelling and
living in a VW camper van purchased by
his parents as he drove to tournaments
around Europe, often stopping at
laundrettes to wash his own clothes and
stringing racquets for other players to
make extra cash.
Regardless of his sudden burst of
fame, Brown, who still cannot afford a
coach, has no intention of letting the
adulation affect his beliefs and laid-back
“It ’s difficult when people ask me
about myself because for me it’s normal.
I could be sitting here and saying, Why
are you guys all different?” he said.
“I’ve been like this. I’m not trying to
be a certain way. That is how I am, and
always have been. Obviously playing this
sport, you have to adapt a few things to
be able to play the sport. But I try not to
change myself too much while I’m doing
“O bviously it’s great that people
appreciate it. But if I would worry too
much about what people think then I
wouldn’t have the hair and wouldn’t look
the way I look.”
Brown has been beaten in the first
round of nine tournaments in 2015 and,
before arriving at Wimbledon this year,
he had not won a grand slam match
since making the third round at the
All England Club two years ago.
He never gave up on the dream of
having a moment like today ’s win and
he says beating Nadal in such sublime
fashion was the perfect reward for all his
years of grinding in anonymity.
“ Well, obviously all of that has made
me to the person I am, tennis-wise and
also as a person and as a character,” he
“And I guess all that led to this day
today, which is probably the best day of
my life so far.”
Brown, making his centre court debut,
had never beaten a seeded player at a
major before, but he felt his aggressive
tactics could unner ve the out-of-form
Brown, who was born in Germany to
a Jamaican father and German mother,
changed nationality from Jamaican
to German in 2010 after becoming
exasperated by a lack of support from
the Jamaican tennis federation.
Last year he got a large portrait of his
father tattooed on his stomach and he
lifted his shirt to show off the etching
in recognition of their contribution on
a journey that had paid off at last with
victory over Nadal.
“I don’t get to see my father that often,”
“It’s been a very long road for me and
my whole family. So that ’s one of the
things I’ve been wanting to do for a very
long time.” — AFP
PICTURE: Getty Images
Dustin Brown celebrates winning his Wimbledon match against Rafael Nadal
at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, in London.
The Black Sticks women will play
off for the bronze medal after a heart
breaking 4-2 shoot-out loss to Korea
at the FIH World League semi-final in
With the score locked up at 1-1 for
the entire second half, neither side
could find the decisive goal in regulation
The Black Sticks will go up against
Australia in the play-off for third place
at 1.30am on Sunday. New Zealand
need to win the game to earn automatic
qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The Black Sticks have already earned a
place at the FIH World League final in
Rosario, Argentina from 5-13 December
thanks to their top four placing.
— New Zealand Herald
Nadal dread at
Black Sticks lose shootout
Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh
is dead after a domestic dispute at
his home. His son has been arrested.
“ Police can confirm that the man
murdered at Somerton Park in
the early hours of the morning is
Phil Walsh, coach of the Adelaide
Crows,” police said in a statement.
His 26-year-old son was arrested
after police were called to a
domestic dispute at the home in
Bungey Avenue, Somerton Park at
2am on Friday.
died at the scene
officers. His wife
is in hospital
Nathan Brown, former Richmond
commentator, said the death was
shocking and would impact many
“I ’m shocked,” Brown has told the
“At the moment beside myself
that a lot of players are going to
wake up today and be on their way
to training and find out this news.
He played for Collingwood, he
played for Brisbane. He’s been at
West Coast, he’s been at half the
AFL clubs. This is going to touch
so many people. ”
— New Zealand Herald
Adelaide Crows coach murdered
Sixteen years ago, the party at
Tony Brown’s was unceremoniously
spoiled by defeat.
With the Highlanders having
reached the Super Rugby final for
just the second time in the franchise
history, D unedin is gearing up for
another epic celebration: a bender
at Ben Smith’s.
“I think it ’s still early days,”
Smith laughed at the suggestion of
hosting duties. “If we get our ducks
in a row, then everything could be
looking good for Sunday. But we’ ll
make sure we get the job done
Smith, D unedin born and raised,
and only current Super Rugby
centurion, will be a big part of
ensuring his hometown can
exorcise the hurt of 1999.
The fullback’s leadership has
been vital for a team perhaps
lacking that quality on paper, with
Saturday night ’s showdown against
the Hurricanes in Wellington
easily ranking as the biggest game
of many players’ careers.
Even Smith, who made both his
Highlanders and All Blacks debut
in 2009, counted the occasion as
among his most anticipated.
“I’d rate it right up there in my
rugby career,” he said.
“The Highlanders are a team that
I’m really passionate about and
I’m just looking for ward to the
opportunity to play in a final.
“I’m just really excited, along with
the rest of the team, to get up there
and to have a good crack, because
we know we’re up against a good
That much was obvious four weeks
ago in Napier, when the Hurricanes
blew away the Highlanders with
an eight-tries-to-three thrashing.
But an asterisk or two must be
affixed to that result, given the
visitors were missing their trio of
All Blacks and the home side were
playing to honour the memory of
The victory completed the
Hurricanes’ season sweep over the
southern side and asked what his
team would take from the two
previous meetings and change
Saturday night, Smith offered a
“Hopefully the result will be
different,” he joked.
“They ’ve been playing some
outstanding rugby and we’ve just
got to adjust in the way we play.
“They ’re a dangerous team and
they showed that last weekend,
with how they used the ball and
“The coaches have probably
looked at those two games and
looked at a few areas where we can
improve. I’m sure both teams will
make a few tweaks and it’ll make
for a pretty exciting game.”
The Highlanders have made no
tweaks to their starting XV, naming
the same side that ran out in last
week’s semi-final win over the
Waratahs, but they are planning to
have plenty of tactical alterations.
After peppering the Waratahs
with a variety of kicks in Sydney,
Jamie Joseph was unlikely to
instruct his side to do likewise
against such a fearsome counter-
“ We know the tactics we
employed last week won’t work
against the Hurricanes,” Smith
“So it ’s just a matter of having a
good look at them and getting our
game plan sorted for this week.”
The rest of the week has been
spent bottling the excitement
brimming within the squad and
making sure it is unleashed at kick-
off in Wellington.
Smith said he felt little need to
rally the troops, with the whole
franchise ready for a challenge that
seemed a long way off as little as
two years ago.
“The environment that ’s been set
up over the last couple of years has
really got this team humming,”
“The players want to play for each
other and we enjoy our rugby —
you see that on the weekend and
it’ll be no different this week.”
(c), Waisake Naholo, Malakai
Patrick Osborne, Lima Sopoaga,
Aaron Smith, Nasi Manu (c),
James Lentjes, Elliot Dixon,
Alex Ainley, Mark Reddish, Josh
Hohneck, Liam Coltman, Brendon
Edmonds. Reser ves: Ash Dixon,
Geldenhuys, Joe Wheeler, Shane
Christie, Gareth Evans, Fumiaki
Tanaka, Marty Banks.
Highlanders hope to party
includes ovens, cooktops & rangehoods
whiteware clearance stock
store stock only. Models will vary by store.
on total purchases $699* & over.
Available in store & online
From no deposit. *Excludes all Apple Product
and Gaming Consoles/Bundles. Credit and
lending criteria, $55 establishment fee and $52
annual fee apply.
talk to us today about our full
whiteware delivery service
your door when
it suits you
of your new
your product so it’s working
before we leave, as long as no
plumbing is required
of your old whiteware
Fees apply. For details visit www.noelleeming.co.nz/delivery
Product, GE Creditline and Gem Visa offers begin Friday 3rd July 2015 and end Tuesday 7th July 2015 or while stocks last. Personal shoppers only, trade not supplied. #GE Creditline and Gem Visa 30 Months Interest Free on total purchases $699 and over Terms and Conditions: From no deposit. *Excludes all Apple Products and Gaming Consoles/Bundles. Credit and lending criteria, $55
establishment fee and $52 annual fee apply. Prevailing interest rate of 24.45% applies to any outstanding balance on the expiry of the interest free period. Credit offer is available in store and online and cannot be used in conjunction with any other Noel Leeming promotional offer. Other finance offers available for this period full terms and conditions apply please visit our website noelleeming.co .nz/
finance for full terms and conditions. Fly Buys consist of 1 standard Point for every $25 you spend at Noel Leeming. +Discount terms and conditions apply: Excludes combo/package deals. ++Prices shown include the minimum 20% off offer and are not discounted further unless stated otherwise. The up to 50% off whiteware clearance stock offer is store stock only. Models will vary by store.
**The whiteware delivery, installation and removal terms and conditions apply: Fees vary depending on the exact product and your requirements. Delivery is from $89. † Price Promise Terms and Conditions are available online visit www.noelleeming.co.nz. Excludes all Noel Leeming Clearance Centres and Noel Leeming Lifestyle Appliance stores. For more information contact us on 0800 44 44 88.
shop the way you want
0800 44 44 88
70 stores nationwide
Delivered to your door
or pick up in store
Links Archive July 2nd 2015 July 4th 2015 Navigation Previous Page