Liam Broady

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Liam Broady
Liam Broady, Aegon Surbiton Trophy, London, UK - Diliff.jpg
Broady at the Aegon Surbiton Trophy in 2015
Full nameLiam Broady
Country (sports)United Kingdom Great Britain
ResidenceStockport, United Kingdom
Born (1994-01-04) 4 January 1994 (age 24)
Stockport, England, United Kingdom
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Turned pro2014
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachMark Hilton (2011–2015)
Nathan Rooney (2016) David Sammel, Ian MacDonald (2016–present)
Prize money$521,275
Singles
Career record4–9 (in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 154 (2 April 2018)
Current rankingNo. 321 (19 November 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2015)
French OpenQ1 (2015, 2018)
Wimbledon2R (2015)
US OpenQ2 (2018)
Doubles
Career record1–3
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 217 (6 August 2018)
Current rankingNo. 232 (19 November 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (2018)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (2017)
Team competitions
Davis Cup1R (2018)
Last updated on: 19 November 2018.

Liam Tarquin Broady (born 4 January 1994) is a professional tennis player and current British no 4. In 2010, he won the Boys' Doubles at Wimbledon with Tom Farquharson,[1] and the Boys' Doubles at the Australian Open with Joshua Ward-Hibbert, as well as reaching the Boys' Singles finals at Wimbledon 2011 and US Open 2012, peaking at number 2 in the junior world rankings. Despite showing such promise on the junior circuit, Broady has struggled on the men's professional circuit, failing to qualify (without wild card direct entry) for any of the Grand Slam events or to break into the world's top 150.

Early and personal life[edit]

Broady, who is a younger brother of fellow tennis player Naomi Broady, and has another sister, Emma and a brother, Calum, grew up in Heaton Chapel, Stockport. Their parents, Shirley and Simon, a property mogul who used to work in the music industry, took Liam and Naomi to tennis tournaments.[2]

Broady started playing table tennis at the age of four[3] and went to Matchpoint in Bramhall for lessons. His first tournament was at the age of eight and he showed potential at ten.[4]

He attended Norris Bank primary and Priestnall School where he completed his GCSEs in 2010.[5][6]

In 2007, the Lawn Tennis Association suspended his seventeen-year-old sister Naomi's funding, for 'unprofessional' postings on a social networking site. Their father Simon was so angry with the decision that he withdrew Liam, then aged thirteen, from the LTA programme. Simon sold the family home and downsized to a modest red brick terrace to fund their travel and coaching. A year later, the LTA offered to restore their funding, but Simon refused, and they trained at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy on the outskirts of Paris.[1] Broady struggled at Mouratoglou, so in 2012, he decided to accept help from the LTA, leading to his estrangement from his father, and they did not speak to each other for several years.[7] When Liam returned to Manchester, he stayed with his sister Emma. In November 2015, Broady ended his LTA funding to heal the rift with his father, and he now funds himself,[8] renting his own flat in the Heatons, Manchester. Broady trained at the Northern Tennis Club, David Lloyd Fitness and Life Leisure by Broadstone Mill.[3] Broady played Davis Cup for the 2018 tie against Spain,[9] while Naomi Broady has declined to play Fed Cup for Great Britain.[10]

In late 2016 he moved his training base to the University of Bath and is currently coached by Dave Sammel and Ian MacDonald of Team Bath Tennis.

Broady is an avid Manchester City F.C. fan.[11]

Junior career[edit]

Broady playing at the 2011 Wimbledon Junior Championships

In 2005 Broady won the Natwest Dorset Open which marked the start of his career. In 2008, he was crowned European Masters under-14 champion in Orbetello, Italy – a title once won by Rafael Nadal.[12][13] At the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, Broady partnered Tom Farquharson to the final where they defeated fellow Britons Lewis Burton and George Morgan. The pair became the first British partnership to win the title since 1995.[1]

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.[14] He lost in the final 6–2 4–6 2–6 to Australian Luke Saville.[15] Broady finished 2011 by partnering Joshua Ward–Hibbert to the Dunlop Orange Bowl doubles title.[16] 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.[17]

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

Junior Slam results – Singles[edit]

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

Junior Slam results – Doubles[edit]

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

Senior career[edit]

2009–2010[edit]

In 2009, at the age of 15, Broady began playing on the Futures Circuit, both in singles and doubles. In July 2009, Broady won his first main draw singles match against the 19 year old Duncan Mugabe at the GB F8 in Felixstowe.[18] In 2010, Broady beat four adult players on the Futures tour.

2011[edit]

In February 2011, Broady reached the semifinals of the France F3 in Bressuire.[19] In July 2011, Broady won his first doubles title with Dan Evans at the Chiswick GB Futures F11.[20] Elsewhere, he lost the first or second rounds in 13 out of 18 singles tournaments. Broady was coached by Mark Hilton at Nottingham.

2012[edit]

Broady's difficulties continued with 7 first round defeats, and he considered giving up.[7] So, now eighteen years old, he left the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy[1] to accept funding from the LTA, causing a rift with his father, and they did not speak to each other until 2015. Mark Hilton became his full-time coach.[7] In November, Broady made the semifinals of the USA F30 in Florida.[21]

2013[edit]

Broady reached three singles and seven doubles finals at Futures level, winning one singles title and four doubles titles with partner Joshua Ward-Hibbert , including three on home soil. He began competing more regularly on the Challenger Tour, and as a result saw his ranking rise more steadily.

2014[edit]

Broady appeared in his first Challenger final in November, 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.

2015[edit]

He came from two sets down to win his first singles match at Wimbledon against Marinko Matosevic.[22] He lost in the second round to David Goffin.[23]

2016[edit]

In February, Broady won the Great Britain F1 Futures held in Glasgow.[24] On the Challenger circuit, he appeared in the Tapei semi final, and two quarter finals. He was defeated in the first round of Wimbledon by British number one Andy Murray.[25]

2017[edit]

At the St Petersburg Open in September 2017, Broady became the first Team Bath Tennis player to reach the quarter-finals of an ATP World Tour singles tournament[26]. He followed that up by finishing runner-up in the Las Vegas Tennis Open, an ATP Challenger Tour event, in October 2017.[27]

2018[edit]

Broady lost in the first round of the qualifying draw for the Australian Open, marking seven failures to qualify for Grand Slam main draws in seven attempts.

In February, Broady made his Davis Cup debut representing Great Britain. He lost in straight sets to Albert Ramos-Vinolas, leaving the GB team 0–1 down against Spain.

In May, Broady lost to world number 366 Filippo Baldi in straight sets in the second round of a challenger event in Francavilla, Italy.

He followed this with a second round loss in Lisbon Challenger (despite being seeded seventh) and a first round loss in the French Open qualification draw.

Broady failed to win a single match in the grass court season, losing in the first round of the Surbiton challenger, Ilkley challenger, Nottingham challenger and winning only seven games in a first round loss at Wimbledon (where he received a wild card entry).

Broady’s poor form continued, with a straight set loss to world number 755 Benjamin Sigouin in a minor challenger event in Gatineau. He also lost in straight sets in the doubles.

ATP Challengers and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 15 (7–8)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challengers (0–3)
ITF Futures (7–4)
Finals by Surface
Hard (6–8)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2013 Great Britain F18, Sheffield Futures Hard United Kingdom Robert Carter 6–2, 6–1
Loss 1–1 Oct 2013 Israel F15, Herzliya Futures Hard Italy Claudio Fortuna 6–1, 1–6, 5–7
Loss 1–2 Dec 2013 Qatar F3, Doha Futures Hard Republic of Ireland Sam Barry 6–7(2–7), 4–6
Win 2–2 Apr 2014 Great Britain F9, Bournemouth Futures Clay United Kingdom Luke Bambridge 7–5, 6–2
Loss 2–3 Jul 2014 USA F20, Tulsa Futures Hard United States Mitchell Frank 2–6, 1–6
Loss 2–4 Aug 2014 USA F22, Decatur Futures Hard United States Bjorn Fratangelo 4–6, 0–6
Win 3–4 Aug 2014 Canada F8, Winnipeg Futures Hard Australia Blake Mott 6–3, 6–4
Win 4–4 Sep 2014 Great Britain F16, Wrexham Futures Hard United Kingdom Edward Corrie 3–6, 7–5, 7–6(8–6)
Win 5–4 Oct 2014 USA F28, Mansfield Futures Hard Bulgaria Dimitar Kutrovsky 1–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–0
Loss 5–5 Nov 2014 Charlottesville, US Challenger Hard (i) Australia James Duckworth 7–5, 3–6, 2–6
Win 6–5 Oct 2015 Turkey F39, Antalya Futures Hard United Kingdom Luke Bambridge 7–5, 6–3
Win 7–5 Feb 2016 Great Britain F1, Glasgow Futures Hard (i) Switzerland Adrien Bossel 6–3, 4–6, 6–2
Loss 7–6 Jan 2017 Turkey F1, Antalya Futures Hard Poland Kamil Majchrzak 7–5, 3–6, 3–6
Loss 7–7 Aug 2017 Aptos, US Challenger Hard Kazakhstan Alexander Bublik 2–6, 3–6
Loss 7–8 Oct 2017 Las Vegas, US Challenger Hard United States Stefan Kozlov 6–3, 5–7, 4–6

Doubles: 28 (13–15)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challengers (0–3)
ITF Futures (13–12)
Finals by Surface
Hard (10–12)
Clay (3–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2011 Great Britain F11, Chiswick Futures Hard United Kingdom Dan Evans United Kingdom Lewis Burton
United Kingdom Edward Corrie
7–6(7–3), 4–6, [10–7]
Win 2–0 May 2012 Great Britain F8, Newcastle Futures Clay United Kingdom Daniel Smethurst United Kingdom Jack Carpenter
United Kingdom Ashley Hewitt
7–6(8–6), 6–0
Win 3–0 May 2013 Egypt F8, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Clay United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert Italy Marco Crugnola
Italy Riccardo Sinicropi
6–3, 7–5
Loss 3–1 Jun 2013 Egypt F9, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Clay United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert Belgium Joris De Loore
Belgium Jeroen Vanneste
2–6, 2–6
Win 4–1 Aug 2013 Great Britain F15, Nottingham Futures Hard United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert United Kingdom Scott Clayton
United Kingdom Toby Martin
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Win 5–1 Aug 2013 Great Britain F16, Chiswick Futures Hard United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert United Kingdom David Rice
United Kingdom Sean Thornley
7–6(7–5), 2–6, [10–6]
Loss 5–2 Aug 2013 Great Britain F17, Wrexham Futures Hard United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert United Kingdom George Coupland
United Kingdom Marcus Willis
6–7(6–8), 3–6
Win 6–2 Oct 2013 Israel F13, Akko Futures Hard United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert Slovakia Ivo Klec
Czech Republic Michal Schmid
6–3, 6–0
Loss 6–3 Oct 2013 Israel F14, Ramat HaSharon Futures Hard United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert United Kingdom Luke Bambridge
United Kingdom Evan Hoyt
6–7(5–7), 6–7(4–7)
Loss 6–4 Feb 2014 Great Britain F5, Nottingham Futures Hard (i) Republic of Ireland James Cluskey France Rémi Boutillier
France Quentin Halys
2–6, 6–0, [8–10]
Win 7–4 Mar 2014 Great Britain F6, Preston Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Luke Bambridge Denmark Frederik Nielsen
United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert
6–4, 6–4
Loss 7–5 Mar 2014 Bahrain F1, Manama Futures Hard United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert Spain Jaime Pulgar-Garcia
Spain Javier Pulgar-Garcia
2–6, 6–2, [6–10]
Win 8–5 Apr 2014 Qatar F4, Doha Futures Hard United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert Italy Lorenzo Frigerio
Italy Luca Vanni
6–3, 7–5
Loss 8–6 Jun 2014 USA F16, Buffalo Futures Clay United Kingdom Luke Bambridge United States Jean-Yves Aubone
United States Connor Smith
3–6, 6–2, [6–10]
Loss 8–7 Jun 2014 USA F18, Rochester Futures Clay United Kingdom Luke Bambridge United States Daniel Nguyen
United States Connor Smith
3–6, 3–6
Win 9–7 Jul 2014 USA F19, Pittsburgh Futures Clay United Kingdom Luke Bambridge United States Gonzales Austin
United States Quinton Vega
7–5, 6–4
Win 10–7 Jul 2014 USA F20, Tulsa Futures Hard United Kingdom Luke Bambridge Mexico Daniel Garza
Mexico Raul Isaias Rosas-Zarur
6–4, 5–2 ret.
Win 11–7 Jul 2014 USA F21, Godfrey Futures Hard United Kingdom Luke Bambridge United States Brett D. Clark
United States Ronnie Schneider
6–3, 6–2
Win 12–7 Jul 2014 USA F22, Decatur Futures Hard United Kingdom Luke Bambridge United Kingdom Scott Clayton
United Kingdom Toby Martin
5–7, 6–2, [10–7]
Loss 12–8 Sep 2014 Great Britain F16, Wrexham Futures Hard United Kingdom Luke Bambridge United Kingdom Edward Corrie
United Kingdom David Rice
7–6(7–3), 4–6, [8–10]
Win 13–8 Oct 2014 USA F28, Mansfield Futures Hard United States Dennis Novikov Brazil Henrique Cunha
Bulgaria Dimitar Kutrovsky
4–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Loss 13–9 Mar 2015 Israel F3, Ramat HaSharon Futures Hard United States Jean-Yves Aubone Poland Andriej Kapaś
Slovakia Adrian Sikora
6–7(3–7), 5–7
Loss 13–10 Oct 2015 USA F28, Mansfield Futures Hard Australia Ashley Fisher Mexico Hans Hach Verdugo
United States Eric Quigley
5–7, 3–6
Loss 13–11 Mar 2016 Canada F2, Sherbrooke Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Luke Bambridge South Africa Keith-Patrick Crowley
United States Max Schnur
6–3, 6–7(3–7), [6–10]
Loss 13–12 Jul 2016 Binghamton, US Challenger Hard Brazil Guilherme Clezar Australia Matt Reid
Australia John-Patrick Smith
4–6, 2–6
Loss 13–13 Nov 2016 Champaign, US Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Luke Bambridge United States Austin Krajicek
United States Tennys Sandgren
6–7(4–7), 6–7(2–7)
Loss 13–14 Jan 2017 Turkey F1, Antalya Futures Hard United Kingdom Luke Johnson Norway Viktor Durasovic
Croatia Nino Serdarušić
3–6, 3–6
Loss 13–15 Jul 2018 Granby, Canada Challenger Hard United States JC Aragone United States Alex Lawson
China Li Zhe
6–7(2–7), 3–6

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (0–2)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2011 Wimbledon Championships Grass Australia Luke Saville 6–2, 4–6, 2–6
Loss 2012 US Open Hard Canada Filip Peliwo 2–6, 6–2, 5–7

Doubles: 2 (2–0)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2010 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom Tom Farquharson United Kingdom Lewis Burton
United Kingdom George Morgan
7–6(7–4), 6–4
Win 2012 Australian Open Hard United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert Czech Republic Adam Pavlásek
Croatia Filip Veger
6–3, 6–2

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Current through the 2018 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A Q3 A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0
French Open A A A A Q1 A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon Q2 Q1 A A 2R 1R Q2 1R 0 / 3 1–3
US Open A A A A Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0 / 3 1–3
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Miami Open A A A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0 / 1 1–1
National representation
Davis Cup A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Career statistics
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–3 4–9
Year-end ranking 662 885 473 196 301 302 170

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Wimbledon 2010: Britons Broady and Farquharson win boys' doubles". Guardian. 4 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Liam Broady wins Wimbledon sibling rivalry but family feud causes angst". Express. 30 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Liam Broady Interview". Moor – The Magazine for the Four Heatons. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Game, set and match to Wimbledon star Liam Broady after row with Lawn Tennis Association". Manchester Evening News. 5 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Proud of Stockport Awards Winners 2011". Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. 31 December 2011.
  6. ^ "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. 22 June 2011.
  7. ^ a b c "Liam Broady finds a route to the stars". Independent. 22 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Wimbledon 2016: Liam Broady rejected LTA funding to settle rift with his father". Evening Standard. 30 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Davis Cup: Liam Broady battles valiantly but falls in straight sets to give Spain 1–0 lead". Telegraph. 2 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Fed Cup: Johanna Konta named in strong Great Britain team for play-offs in Estonia next month". Telegraph. 9 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Liam Broady: the new star of British tennis". Telegraph. 3 July 2011.
  12. ^ "Tennis Europe Junior Masters – 14 & Under Boys". Tennis Europe. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Liam Broady doing just fine without LTA". Times. 10 October 2008.
  14. ^ "Broady reaches boys' semi-finals". BBC Sport. 30 June 2011.
  15. ^ "Broady loses out in boys' final". BBC Sport. 2 July 2011.
  16. ^ "Kontaveit and Thiem reign at the Orange Bowl". ITF Tennis. 12 December 2011. Archived from the original on 20 February 2012.
  17. ^ "Briton Liam Broady defeated in US Open boys' final". Independent. 10 September 2012.
  18. ^ "Felixstowe GB Futures F8". ITF Tennis. 12 July 2009.
  19. ^ "Bressuire France Futures F3". ITF Tennis. 13 February 2011.
  20. ^ "Chiswick GB Futures F11". ITF Tennis. 31 July 2011.
  21. ^ "Florida USA Futures F30". ITF Tennis. 3 November 2012.
  22. ^ "Wimbledon 2015: Liam Broady beats Marinko Matosevic". BBC Sport. 29 June 2015.
  23. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/wimbledon-2015-liam-broady-makes-a-big-noise-even-as-his-singles-dream-ends-10359226.html%3Famp
  24. ^ "Glasgow GB Futures F1". ITF Tennis. 7 February 2016.
  25. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/36654168
  26. ^ "Liam Broady becomes first Team Bath MCTA singles player to reach ATP World Tour quarter-finals | Team Bath". www.teambath.com. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  27. ^ "Five players, four finals, two titles – what a week for Team Bath MCTA Tennis aces | Team Bath". www.teambath.com. Retrieved 2017-11-28.

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