Liam Broady

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Liam Broady
Liam Broady.jpg
Broady at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships
Full name Liam Tarquin Broady
Country  Great Britain
Residence Stockport, United Kingdom
Born (1994-01-04) 4 January 1994 (age 21)
Stockport, England, United Kingdom
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $89,940
Singles
Career record 0–1 (in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 177 (20 April 2015)
Current ranking No. 177 (20 April 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q3 (2015)
Wimbledon Q2 (2011)
Doubles
Career record 0–1 (in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 266 (9 February 2015)
Current ranking No. 308 (20 April 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2012)
Last updated on: 20 April 2015.

Liam Tarquin Broady (born 4 January 1994 in Stockport, England)[1] is a tennis player who in 2010 won the Boys' Doubles at Wimbledon partnered with fellow Briton Tom Farquharson,[2] and in 2012 won the Boys' Doubles at the Australian Open partnered with fellow Briton Joshua Ward-Hibbert. He has a career high world ranking of no. 178, and is currently the British number 5 behind Kyle Edmund, James Ward, Aljaž Bedene and Andy Murray.

Personal life[edit]

He is a brother of the tennis player Naomi Broady and has another sister and a brother.[3][4]

Broady attended Priestnall School where he completed his GCSEs in 2010.[5]

Broady is an avid Manchester City F.C. fan.[6]

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

In 2005 Liam Broady won the Natwest Dorset Open which marked the start of his career. At the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, Broady partnered Tom Farquharson to the final where they defeated fellow Brits Lewis Burton and George Morgan. The pair became the first British partnership to win the title since 1995. At Wimbledon in 2011, Broady beat Germany's Robin Kern 7–6 (7–4) 4–6 13–11 to reach the semi-finals of the boys' singles and followed that victory with another against Australian Jason Kubler with the match ending 6–4 6–3 in the Brit's favour to ensure a place in the final.[7] He lost in the final 6–2 4–6 2–6 to Australian Luke Saville.[8] Broady finished 2011 by partnering Joshua Ward–Hibbert to the Dunlop Orange Bowl doubles title.[9] The 2012 season saw Broady reach the boys' semifinals at the US Open for the first time, and go on to make the final, where he lost against Filip Peliwo 2–6, 6–2, 5–7 in a tightly fought match.[10]

As a junior Broady has reached as high as No. 2 in the junior combined world rankings in March 2012.

Junior Slam results – Singles:

Australian Open:
French Open: 3R (2012)
Wimbledon: F (2011)
US Open: F (2012)

Junior Slam results – Doubles:

Australian Open: W (2012)
French Open: QF (2012)
Wimbledon: W (2010)
US Open: QF (2011)

Senior Career[edit]

Early Career[edit]

Broady began playing on the Futures Circuit, both in singles and doubles with partner Joshua Ward-Hibbert. In 2013 he reached three singles and seven doubles finals at Futures level, winning one singles title and four doubles titles, including three on home soil. He began competing more regularly on the Challenger Tour, and as a result saw his ranking rise more steadily. Broady made it to his first Challenger final in November 2014, facing James Duckworth in the final of the Charlottesville Challenger, where he ultimately lost in three sets, however his run to the final launched him into the top 200 for the first time, with a career high ranking of 188th in the world. Throughout 2014, Broady's ranking rose up 271 places from 470th at the beginning of the year, becoming the 3rd ranked British player in the world.

Career statistics[edit]

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 10 (5–5)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–0)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–1)
ITF Futures Tour (5–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4–5)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)

Doubles: 19 (11–8)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–0)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures Tour (11–8)
Titles by Surface
Hard (9–5)
Clay (2–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 25 May 2013 Egypt F8, Sharm El Sheikh, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert Italy Marco Crugnola
Italy Riccardo Sinicropi
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 31 May 2013 Egypt F9, Sharm El Sheikh, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert Belgium Joris De Loore
Belgium Jeroen Vanneste
2–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 2 August 2013 Great Britain F15, Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert United Kingdom Scott Clayton
United Kingdom Toby Martin
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Winner 3. 9 August 2013 Great Britain F16, Chiswick, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert United Kingdom David Rice
United Kingdom Sean Thornley
7–6(7–5), 2–6, [10–6]
Runner-up 2. 30 August 2013 Great Britain F17, Wrexham, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert United Kingdom George Coupland
United Kingdom Marcus Willis
6–7(6–8), 3–6
Winner 4. 11 October 2013 Israel F13, Akko, Israel Hard United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert Slovakia Ivo Klec
Czech Republic Michal Schmid
6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 3. 18 October 2013 Israel F14, Ramat Hasharon, Israel Hard United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert United Kingdom Luke Bambridge
United Kingdom Evan Hoyt
6–7(5–7), 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 4. 22 February 2014 Great Britain F5, Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard (i) Republic of Ireland James Cluskey France Rémi Boutillier
France Quentin Halys
2–6, 6–0, [8–10]
Winner 5. 8 March 2014 Great Britain F7, Preston, United Kingdom Hard (i) United Kingdom Luke Bambridge Denmark Frederik Nielsen
United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 29 March 2014 Bahrain F1, Manama, Bahrain Hard United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert Spain Jaime Pulgar-Garcia
Spain Javier Pulgar-Garcia
2–6, 6–2, [6–10]
Winner 6. 5 April 2014 Qatar F1, Doha, Qatar Hard United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert Italy Lorenzo Frigerio
Italy Luca Vanni
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 6. 22 June 2014 USA F16, Buffalo, United States Clay United Kingdom Luke Bambridge United States Jean-Yves Aubone
United States Connor Smith
3–6, 6–2, [6–10]
Runner-up 7. 28 June 2014 USA F18, Rochester, United States Clay United Kingdom Luke Bambridge United States Daniel Nguyen
United States Connor Smith
3–6, 3–6
Winner 7. 6 July 2014 USA F19, Pittsburgh, United States Clay United Kingdom Luke Bambridge United States Gonzales Austin
United States Quinton Vega
7–5, 6–4
Winner 8. 20 July 2014 USA F20, Tusla, United States Hard United Kingdom Luke Bambridge Mexico Daniel Garza
Mexico Raul Isaias Rosas-Zarur
6–4, 5–2 ret.
Winner 9. 27 July 2014 USA F21, Godfrey, United States Hard United Kingdom Luke Bambridge United States Brett D. Clark
United States Ronnie Schneider
6–3, 6–2
Winner 10. 3 August 2014 USA F22, Decatur, United States Hard United Kingdom Luke Bambridge United Kingdom Scott Clayton
United Kingdom Toby Martin
5–7, 6–2, [10–7]
Runner-up 8. 13 September 2014 Great Britain F16, Wrexham, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Luke Bambridge United Kingdom Edward Corrie
United Kingdom David Rice
7–6(7–3), 4–6, [8–10]
Winner 11. 19 October 2014 USA F28, Mansfield, United States Hard United States Dennis Novikov Brazil Henrique Cunha
Bulgaria Dimitar Kutrovsky
4–6, 6–3, [10–7]

Junior Grand Slams[edit]

Singles: 2 (0–2)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 2011 United Kingdom Wimbledon Grass Australia Luke Saville 6–2, 4–6, 2–6
Runner–up 2012 United States US Open Hard Canada Filip Peliwo 2–6, 6–2, 5–7

Doubles: 2 (2–0)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 2010 United Kingdom Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Tom Farquharson United Kingdom Lewis Burton
United Kingdom George Morgan
7–6(7–4), 6–4
Winner 2012 Australia Australian Open Hard United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert Czech Republic Adam Pavlásek
Croatia Filip Veger
6–3, 6–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liam Broady Profile – 2012 Wimbledon Championships Website – Official Site by IBM. Wimbledon.com. Retrieved on 2013-01-24.
  2. ^ Liam Brody and Tom Farquharson victorious in boys' doubles final | Metro News. Metro.co.uk (4 July 2010). Retrieved on 2013-01-24.
  3. ^ Harman, Neil (10 October 2008). "Liam Broady doing just fine without LTA". Times Online (London: Times Newspapers). Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Vignes, Spencer (22 June 2011). "Tennis: Naomi Broady’s Wimbledon bow ends in tears but youngster tells Spencer Vignes she will only be better for the experience". Manchester Evening News – Other Sports. MEN Media. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sports Personality – Liam Broady – Winner". Proud of Stockport Awards Winners 2011. Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Mendick, Robert (3 July 2011). "Liam Broady: the new star of British tennis". The Telegraph (London). Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  7. ^ "Broady reaches boys' semi-finals". BBC News. 30 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Broady loses out in boys' final". BBC News. 2 July 2011. 
  9. ^ Massetani, Marco (21 December 2011) Kontaveit and Thiem reign at the Orange Bowl. itftennis.com
  10. ^ Newman, Paul (10 September 2012). "Briton Liam Broady defeated in US Open boys' final". The Independent. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 

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