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Brown enjoyed one of last ATP wins, in South Africa
Published Mar 16, 2020
The former world No. 64 was competing in the first ATP Challenger in the continent in seven years. He was still very much clued into what was going on in the U.S.
But the show went on in Potchefstroom where the world No. 246 made his way to the quarterfinals.
His hard work at the $35,000 event stopped abruptly when the world turned upside down on Thursday with the announcement of a six-weeks suspension due to coronavirus concerns. That halted everything at the ATP Challengers in South Africa and Kazakhstan, as well as ITF matches all over the globe.
Brown, like everyone else, is now hopeful that the tours do pick back up in late April. The WTA just announced a hiatus until May 2.
At least the 35-year-old German seems positive about working on his signature tweener during this unexpected time off.