BBC Guaranteed to give a lot of bad ATP wannabes hope. 'Worst player' earns maiden win A British tennis player dubbed the worst player in the world has finally won a match at the 55th attempt and after three years of trying. Robert Dee, 21, recorded his landmark victory in the qualifying section of a futures event in Spain. Dee beat Arzhang Derakhshani 6-4 6-3 in the first round of qualifying for the Reus tournament, near Barcelona. However, his moment in the sun did not last long - he promptly lost 6-3 6-1 to Artur Romanowski in the second round. The victory means he remains joint holder of the record for the longest losing streak in the history of the pro game with Diego Beltranena of Guatemala. Beltranena also lost 54 matches in a row between 1997 and 2005, but he managed to win a set during one of his defeats. Until he beat Derakhshani, Dee had lost 108 straight sets. Dee, who has a career-best world ranking of 1466, started his odyssey in April 2005 in Mexico. He has been trying to win in tournaments at the very lowest level of the professional game in locations as diverse as Rwanda, Iran and Colombia.