Broady at the Aegon Surbiton Trophy in 2015
|Full name||Liam Tarquin Broady|
|Country (sports)||Great Britain|
|Residence||Stockport, United Kingdom|
4 January 1994 |
Stockport, England, United Kingdom
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach(es)||Mark Hilton (2011-2015)
Nathan Rooney (2016)
|Career record||1–4 (in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
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)|
|US Open||Q1 (2015)|
|Career record||0–2 (in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
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|
|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, and in 2012 won the Boys' Doubles at the Australian Open partnered with fellow Briton Joshua Ward-Hibbert.
- 1 Early and personal life
- 2 Junior career
- 3 Senior career
- 4 Career statistics
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Early and personal life
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.
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. 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. 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, renting his own flat in the Heatons, Manchester. Broady trains at the Northern Tennis Club, David Lloyd Fitness and Life Leisure by Broadstone Mill.
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. 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.
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. He lost in the final 6–2 4–6 2–6 to Australian Luke Saville. Broady finished 2011 by partnering Joshua Ward–Hibbert to the Dunlop Orange Bowl doubles title. 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.
As a junior Broady has reached as high as No. 2 in the junior combined world rankings in March 2012.
Junior Slam results – Singles
Junior Slam results – Doubles
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. In 2010, Broady beat four adult players on the Futures tour.
In February 2011, Broady reached the semifinals of the France F3 in Bressuire. In July 2011, Broady won his first doubles title with Dan Evans at the Chiswick GB Futures F11. Elsewhere, he lost the first or second rounds in 13 out of 18 singles tournaments. Broady was coached by Mark Hilton at Nottingham.
Broady's difficulties continued with 7 first round defeats, and he considered giving up. So, now eighteen years old, he left the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy 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. In November, Broady made the semifinals of the USA F30 in Florida.
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.
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.
Singles: 12 (7–5)
|Winner||1.||7 September 2013||Great Britain F18, Sheffield, United Kingdom||Hard||Robert Carter||6–2, 6–1|
|Runner-up||1.||26 October 2013||Israel F15, Herzliya, Israel||Hard||Claudio Fortuna||6–1, 1–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||2.||7 December 2013||Qatar F3, Doha, Qatar||Hard||Sam Barry||6–7(2–7), 4–6|
|Winner||2.||26 April 2014||Great Britain F9, Bournemouth, United Kingdom||Clay||Luke Bambridge||7–5, 6–2|
|Runner-up||3.||20 July 2014||USA F20, Tusla, United States||Hard||Mitchell Frank||2–6, 1–6|
|Runner-up||4.||3 August 2014||USA F22, Decatur, United States||Hard||Bjorn Fratangelo||4–6, 0–6|
|Winner||3.||24 August 2014||Canada F8, Winnipeg, Canada||Hard||Blake Mott||6–3, 6–4|
|Winner||4.||13 September 2014||Great Britain F16, Wrexham, United Kingdom||Hard||Edward Corrie||3–6, 7–5, 7–6(8–6)|
|Winner||5.||19 October 2014||USA F28, Mansfield, United States||Hard||Dimitar Kutrovsky||1–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–0|
|Runner-up||5.||2 November 2014||Charlottesville Challenger, United States||Hard (i)||James Duckworth||7–5, 3–6, 2–6|
|Winner||6.||4 October 2015||Turkey F39, Antalya, Turkey||Hard||Luke Bambridge||7–5, 6–3|
|Winner||7.||7 February 2016||Great Britain F1, Glasgow, Great Britain||Hard (i)||Adrien Bossel||6–3, 4–6, 6–2|
Doubles: 25 (13–12)
|Winner||1.||31 July 2011||Great Britain F11, Chiswick, United Kingdom||Hard||Dan Evans|| Lewis Burton
|7–6(7–3), 4–6, [10–7]|
|Winner||2.||13 May 2012||Great Britain F11, Newcastle, United Kingdom||Hard||Daniel Smethurst|| Jack Carpenter
|Winner||3.||25 May 2013||Egypt F8, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt||Clay||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| Marco Crugnola
|Runner-up||1.||31 May 2013||Egypt F9, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt||Clay||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| Joris De Loore
|Winner||4.||2 August 2013||Great Britain F15, Nottingham, United Kingdom||Hard||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| Scott Clayton
|4–6, 6–3, [10–6]|
|Winner||5.||9 August 2013||Great Britain F16, Chiswick, United Kingdom||Hard||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| David Rice
|7–6(7–5), 2–6, [10–6]|
|Runner-up||2.||30 August 2013||Great Britain F17, Wrexham, United Kingdom||Hard||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| George Coupland
|Winner||6.||11 October 2013||Israel F13, Akko, Israel||Hard||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| Ivo Klec
|Runner-up||3.||18 October 2013||Israel F14, Ramat Hasharon, Israel||Hard||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| Luke Bambridge
|Runner-up||4.||22 February 2014||Great Britain F5, Nottingham, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||James Cluskey|| Rémi Boutillier
|2–6, 6–0, [8–10]|
|Winner||7.||8 March 2014||Great Britain F7, Preston, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Luke Bambridge|| Frederik Nielsen
|Runner-up||5.||29 March 2014||Bahrain F1, Manama, Bahrain||Hard||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| Jaime Pulgar-Garcia
|2–6, 6–2, [6–10]|
|Winner||8.||5 April 2014||Qatar F1, Doha, Qatar||Hard||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| Lorenzo Frigerio
|Runner-up||6.||22 June 2014||USA F16, Buffalo, United States||Clay||Luke Bambridge|| Jean-Yves Aubone
|3–6, 6–2, [6–10]|
|Runner-up||7.||28 June 2014||USA F18, Rochester, United States||Clay||Luke Bambridge|| Daniel Nguyen
|Winner||9.||6 July 2014||USA F19, Pittsburgh, United States||Clay||Luke Bambridge|| Gonzales Austin
|Winner||10.||20 July 2014||USA F20, Tusla, United States||Hard||Luke Bambridge|| Daniel Garza
Raul Isaias Rosas-Zarur
|6–4, 5–2 ret.|
|Winner||11.||27 July 2014||USA F21, Godfrey, United States||Hard||Luke Bambridge|| Brett D. Clark
|Winner||12.||3 August 2014||USA F22, Decatur, United States||Hard||Luke Bambridge|| Scott Clayton
|5–7, 6–2, [10–7]|
|Runner-up||8.||13 September 2014||Great Britain F16, Wrexham, United Kingdom||Hard||Luke Bambridge|| Edward Corrie
|7–6(7–3), 4–6, [8–10]|
|Winner||13.||19 October 2014||USA F28, Mansfield, United States||Hard||Dennis Novikov|| Henrique Cunha
|4–6, 6–3, [10–7]|
|Runner-up||9.||28 March 2015||Israel F3, Ramat HaSharon, Israel||Hard||Jean-Yves Aubone|| Andriej Kapaś
|Runner-up||10.||11 October 2015||USA F29, Mansfield, United States||Hard||Ashley Fisher|| Hans Hach Verdugo
|Runner-up||11.||13 March 2016||Canada F2, Sherbrooke, Canada||Hard (i)||Luke Bambridge|| Keith-Patrick Crowley
|6–3, 6–7(3–7), [6–10]|
|Runner-up||12.||24 July 2016||Binghamton Challenger, United States||Hard||Guilherme Clezar|| Matt Reid
Junior Grand Slams
Singles: 2 (0–2)
|Runner–up||2011||Wimbledon||Grass||Luke Saville||6–2, 4–6, 2–6|
|Runner–up||2012||US Open||Hard||Filip Peliwo||2–6, 6–2, 5–7|
Doubles: 2 (2–0)
|Winner||2010||Wimbledon||Grass||Tom Farquharson|| Lewis Burton
|Winner||2012||Australian Open||Hard||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| Adam Pavlásek
- "Wimbledon 2010: Britons Broady and Farquharson win boys' doubles". Guardian. 4 July 2010.
- "Liam Broady wins Wimbledon sibling rivalry but family feud causes angst". Express. 30 June 2015.
- "Liam Broady Interview". Moor – The Magazine for the Four Heatons. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
- "Game, set and match to Wimbledon star Liam Broady after row with Lawn Tennis Association". Manchester Evening News. 5 July 2011.
- "Proud of Stockport Awards Winners 2011". Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. 31 December 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. 22 June 2011.
- "Liam Broady finds a route to the stars". Independent. 22 December 2014.
- "Wimbledon 2016: Liam Broady rejected LTA funding to settle rift with his father". Evening Standard. 30 September 2016.
- "Liam Broady: the new star of British tennis". Telegraph. 3 July 2011.
- "Tennis Europe Junior Masters - 14 & Under Boys". Tennis Europe. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
- "Liam Broady doing just fine without LTA". Times. 10 October 2008.
- "Broady reaches boys' semi-finals". BBC Sport. 30 June 2011.
- "Broady loses out in boys' final". BBC Sport. 2 July 2011.
- "Kontaveit and Thiem reign at the Orange Bowl". ITF Tennis. 12 December 2011.
- "Briton Liam Broady defeated in US Open boys' final". Independent. 10 September 2012.
- "Felixstowe GB Futures F8". ITF Tennis. 12 July 2009.
- "Bressuire France Futures F3". ITF Tennis. 13 February 2011.
- "Chiswick GB Futures F11". ITF Tennis. 31 July 2011.
- "Florida USA Futures F30". ITF Tennis. 3 November 2012.
- "Wimbledon 2015: Liam Broady beats Marinko Matosevic". BBC Sport. 29 June 2015.