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 name Liam Tarquin Broady
Country (sports)  Great Britain
Residence Stockport, United Kingdom
Born (1994-01-04) 4 January 1994 (age 23)
Stockport, England, United Kingdom
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Turned pro 2014
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Mark Hilton (2011-2015)
Nathan Rooney (2016)
Prize money $278,711
Singles
Career record 1–4 (in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
0 Challenger, 7 Futures
Highest ranking No. 158 (3 August 2015)
Current ranking No. 321 (20 February 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q3 (2015)
French Open Q1 (2015)
Wimbledon 2R (2015)
US Open Q1 (2015)
Doubles
Career record 0–2 (in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
0 Challenger, 13 Futures
Highest ranking No. 262 (23 February 2015)
Current ranking No. 290 (20 February 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2012, 2015)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2016)
Last updated on: 22 February 2017.

Liam Tarquin Broady (born 4 January 1994) is a professional tennis player and a former British no 3. In 2010, he won the Boys' Doubles at Wimbledon partnered with fellow Briton Tom Farquharson,[1] and in 2012 won the Boys' Doubles at the Australian Open partnered with fellow Briton Joshua Ward-Hibbert.

Early and personal life[edit]

Broady is a younger brother of fellow tennis player Naomi Broady, and he has another sister, Emma and a brother, Calum, who grew up in Heaton Chapel, Stockport. Their parents, Shirley and Simon, a property landlord 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 trains at the Northern Tennis Club, David Lloyd Fitness and Life Leisure by Broadstone Mill.[3]

Broady is an avid Manchester City F.C. fan.[9]

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.[10][11] 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.[12] He lost in the final 6–2 4–6 2–6 to Australian Luke Saville.[13] Broady finished 2011 by partnering Joshua Ward–Hibbert to the Dunlop Orange Bowl doubles title.[14] 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.[15]

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.[16] 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.[17] In July 2011, Broady won his first doubles title with Dan Evans at the Chiswick GB Futures F11.[18] 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.[19]

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 made it to 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 in the world.

2015[edit]

He came from two sets down to win his first-ever singles match at Wimbledon against Marinko Matosevic.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 12 (7–5)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–1)
ITF Futures Tour (7–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (6–5)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 7 September 2013 Great Britain F18, Sheffield, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Robert Carter 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 26 October 2013 Israel F15, Herzliya, Israel Hard Italy Claudio Fortuna 6–1, 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 7 December 2013 Qatar F3, Doha, Qatar Hard Republic of Ireland Sam Barry 6–7(2–7), 4–6
Winner 2. 26 April 2014 Great Britain F9, Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Luke Bambridge 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 20 July 2014 USA F20, Tusla, United States Hard United States Mitchell Frank 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 3 August 2014 USA F22, Decatur, United States Hard United States Bjorn Fratangelo 4–6, 0–6
Winner 3. 24 August 2014 Canada F8, Winnipeg, Canada Hard Australia Blake Mott 6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 13 September 2014 Great Britain F16, Wrexham, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Edward Corrie 3–6, 7–5, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 5. 19 October 2014 USA F28, Mansfield, United States Hard Bulgaria Dimitar Kutrovsky 1–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–0
Runner-up 5. 2 November 2014 Charlottesville Challenger, United States Hard (i) Australia James Duckworth 7–5, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 6. 4 October 2015 Turkey F39, Antalya, Turkey Hard United Kingdom Luke Bambridge 7–5, 6–3
Winner 7. 7 February 2016 Great Britain F1, Glasgow, Great Britain Hard (i) Switzerland Adrien Bossel 6–3, 4–6, 6–2

Doubles: 25 (13–12)[edit]

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–1)
ITF Futures Tour (13–11)
Titles by Surface
Hard (10–9)
Clay (3–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 31 July 2011 Great Britain F11, Chiswick, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Dan Evans United Kingdom Lewis Burton
United Kingdom Edward Corrie
7–6(7–3), 4–6, [10–7]
Winner 2. 13 May 2012 Great Britain F11, Newcastle, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Daniel Smethurst United Kingdom Jack Carpenter
United Kingdom Ashley Hewitt
7–6(8–6), 6–0
Winner 3. 25 May 2013 Egypt F8, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 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, Egypt Clay United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert Belgium Joris De Loore
Belgium Jeroen Vanneste
2–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 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 5. 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 6. 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 7. 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 8. 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 9. 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 10. 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 11. 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 12. 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 13. 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]
Runner-up 9. 28 March 2015 Israel F3, Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard United States Jean-Yves Aubone Poland Andriej Kapaś
Slovakia Adrian Sikora
6–7(3–7), 5–7
Runner-up 10. 11 October 2015 USA F29, Mansfield, United States Hard Australia Ashley Fisher Mexico Hans Hach Verdugo
United States Eric Quigley
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 13 March 2016 Canada F2, Sherbrooke, Canada Hard (i) United Kingdom Luke Bambridge South Africa Keith-Patrick Crowley
United States Max Schnur
6–3, 6–7(3–7), [6–10]
Runner-up 12. 24 July 2016 Binghamton Challenger, United States Hard Brazil Guilherme Clezar Australia Matt Reid
Australia John-Patrick Smith
4–6, 2–6

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. ^ 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. ^ "Liam Broady: the new star of British tennis". Telegraph. 3 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Tennis Europe Junior Masters - 14 & Under Boys". Tennis Europe. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "Liam Broady doing just fine without LTA". Times. 10 October 2008. 
  12. ^ "Broady reaches boys' semi-finals". BBC Sport. 30 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "Broady loses out in boys' final". BBC Sport. 2 July 2011. 
  14. ^ "Kontaveit and Thiem reign at the Orange Bowl". ITF Tennis. 12 December 2011. 
  15. ^ "Briton Liam Broady defeated in US Open boys' final". Independent. 10 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Felixstowe GB Futures F8". ITF Tennis. 12 July 2009. 
  17. ^ "Bressuire France Futures F3". ITF Tennis. 13 February 2011. 
  18. ^ "Chiswick GB Futures F11". ITF Tennis. 31 July 2011. 
  19. ^ "Florida USA Futures F30". ITF Tennis. 3 November 2012. 
  20. ^ "Wimbledon 2015: Liam Broady beats Marinko Matosevic". BBC Sport. 29 June 2015. 

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