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, 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. He currently plays in the professional circuit.
Broady at the Aegon Surbiton Trophy in 2015
|Full name||Liam Broady|
|Country (sports)||Great Britain|
|Residence||Stockport, United Kingdom|
|Born||4 January 1994|
Stockport, England, United Kingdom
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||Mark Hilton (2011–2015)|
Nathan Rooney (2016) David Sammel, Ian MacDonald (2016–present)
|Career record||4–9 (in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 154 (2 April 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 295 (13 May 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q3 (2015)|
|French Open||Q1 (2015, 2018)|
|US Open||Q2 (2018)|
|Highest ranking||No. 217 (6 August 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 253 (29 April 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Davis Cup||1R (2018)|
|Last updated on: 29 April 2019.|
Early and personal lifeEdit
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.
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 trained at the Northern Tennis Club, David Lloyd Fitness and Life Leisure by Broadstone Mill. Broady played Davis Cup for the 2018 tie against Spain, while Naomi Broady has declined to play Fed Cup for Great Britain.
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 – SinglesEdit
Junior Slam results – DoublesEdit
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 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.
In February, Broady won the Great Britain F1 Futures held in Glasgow. 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.
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. He followed that up by finishing runner-up in the Las Vegas Tennis Open, an ATP Challenger Tour event, in October 2017.
Broady lost in the first round of qualifying draw the Australian Open, marking seven failures to qualify for Grand Slam main draws in seven attempts.
In May, Broady lost to world no. 366 Filippo Baldi in straight sets in the second round of a Challenger event in Francavilla, Italy.
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).
Broady’s poor form continued, with a straight-set loss to world No. 755 Benjamin Sigouin in a minor Challenger event in Gatineau. He also lost in straight sets in doubles.
ATP Challenger and ITF Future finalsEdit
Singles: 16 (7–9)Edit
|Win||1–0||Sep 2013||Great Britain F18, Sheffield||Futures||Hard||Robert Carter||6–2, 6–1|
|Loss||1–1||Oct 2013||Israel F15, Herzliya||Futures||Hard||Claudio Fortuna||6–1, 1–6, 5–7|
|Loss||1–2||Dec 2013||Qatar F3, Doha||Futures||Hard||Sam Barry||6–7(2–7), 4–6|
|Win||2–2||Apr 2014||Great Britain F9, Bournemouth||Futures||Clay||Luke Bambridge||7–5, 6–2|
|Loss||2–3||Jul 2014||USA F20, Tulsa||Futures||Hard||Mitchell Frank||2–6, 1–6|
|Loss||2–4||Aug 2014||USA F22, Decatur||Futures||Hard||Bjorn Fratangelo||4–6, 0–6|
|Win||3–4||Aug 2014||Canada F8, Winnipeg||Futures||Hard||Blake Mott||6–3, 6–4|
|Win||4–4||Sep 2014||Great Britain F16, Wrexham||Futures||Hard||Edward Corrie||3–6, 7–5, 7–6(8–6)|
|Win||5–4||Oct 2014||USA F28, Mansfield||Futures||Hard||Dimitar Kutrovsky||1–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–0|
|Loss||5–5||Nov 2014||Charlottesville, US||Challenger||Hard (i)||James Duckworth||7–5, 3–6, 2–6|
|Win||6–5||Oct 2015||Turkey F39, Antalya||Futures||Hard||Luke Bambridge||7–5, 6–3|
|Win||7–5||Feb 2016||Great Britain F1, Glasgow||Futures||Hard (i)||Adrien Bossel||6–3, 4–6, 6–2|
|Loss||7–6||Jan 2017||Turkey F1, Antalya||Futures||Hard||Kamil Majchrzak||7–5, 3–6, 3–6|
|Loss||7–7||Aug 2017||Aptos, US||Challenger||Hard||Alexander Bublik||2–6, 3–6|
|Loss||7–8||Oct 2017||Las Vegas, US||Challenger||Hard||Stefan Kozlov||6–3, 5–7, 4–6|
|Loss||7–9||Apr 2019||León, Mexico||Challenger||Hard||Blaž Rola||4–6, 6–4, 3–6|
Doubles: 28 (13–15)Edit
|Win||1–0||Jul 2011||Great Britain F11, Chiswick||Futures||Hard||Dan Evans|| Lewis Burton
|7–6(7–3), 4–6, [10–7]|
|Win||2–0||May 2012||Great Britain F8, Newcastle||Futures||Clay||Daniel Smethurst|| Jack Carpenter
|Win||3–0||May 2013||Egypt F8, Sharm El Sheikh||Futures||Clay||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| Marco Crugnola
|Loss||3–1||Jun 2013||Egypt F9, Sharm El Sheikh||Futures||Clay||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| Joris De Loore
|Win||4–1||Aug 2013||Great Britain F15, Nottingham||Futures||Hard||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| Scott Clayton
|4–6, 6–3, [10–6]|
|Win||5–1||Aug 2013||Great Britain F16, Chiswick||Futures||Hard||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| David Rice
|7–6(7–5), 2–6, [10–6]|
|Loss||5–2||Aug 2013||Great Britain F17, Wrexham||Futures||Hard||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| George Coupland
|Win||6–2||Oct 2013||Israel F13, Akko||Futures||Hard||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| Ivo Klec
|Loss||6–3||Oct 2013||Israel F14, Ramat HaSharon||Futures||Hard||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| Luke Bambridge
|Loss||6–4||Feb 2014||Great Britain F5, Nottingham||Futures||Hard (i)||James Cluskey|| Rémi Boutillier
|2–6, 6–0, [8–10]|
|Win||7–4||Mar 2014||Great Britain F6, Preston||Futures||Hard (i)||Luke Bambridge|| Frederik Nielsen
|Loss||7–5||Mar 2014||Bahrain F1, Manama||Futures||Hard||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| Jaime Pulgar-Garcia
|2–6, 6–2, [6–10]|
|Win||8–5||Apr 2014||Qatar F4, Doha||Futures||Hard||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| Lorenzo Frigerio
|Loss||8–6||Jun 2014||USA F16, Buffalo||Futures||Clay||Luke Bambridge|| Jean-Yves Aubone
|3–6, 6–2, [6–10]|
|Loss||8–7||Jun 2014||USA F18, Rochester||Futures||Clay||Luke Bambridge|| Daniel Nguyen
|Win||9–7||Jul 2014||USA F19, Pittsburgh||Futures||Clay||Luke Bambridge|| Gonzales Austin
|Win||10–7||Jul 2014||USA F20, Tulsa||Futures||Hard||Luke Bambridge|| Daniel Garza
Raul Isaias Rosas-Zarur
|6–4, 5–2 ret.|
|Win||11–7||Jul 2014||USA F21, Godfrey||Futures||Hard||Luke Bambridge|| Brett D. Clark
|Win||12–7||Jul 2014||USA F22, Decatur||Futures||Hard||Luke Bambridge|| Scott Clayton
|5–7, 6–2, [10–7]|
|Loss||12–8||Sep 2014||Great Britain F16, Wrexham||Futures||Hard||Luke Bambridge|| Edward Corrie
|7–6(7–3), 4–6, [8–10]|
|Win||13–8||Oct 2014||USA F28, Mansfield||Futures||Hard||Dennis Novikov|| Henrique Cunha
|4–6, 6–3, [10–7]|
|Loss||13–9||Mar 2015||Israel F3, Ramat HaSharon||Futures||Hard||Jean-Yves Aubone|| Andriej Kapaś
|Loss||13–10||Oct 2015||USA F28, Mansfield||Futures||Hard||Ashley Fisher|| Hans Hach Verdugo
|Loss||13–11||Mar 2016||Canada F2, Sherbrooke||Futures||Hard (i)||Luke Bambridge|| Keith-Patrick Crowley
|6–3, 6–7(3–7), [6–10]|
|Loss||13–12||Jul 2016||Binghamton, US||Challenger||Hard||Guilherme Clezar|| Matt Reid
|Loss||13–13||Nov 2016||Champaign, US||Challenger||Hard (i)||Luke Bambridge|| Austin Krajicek
|Loss||13–14||Jan 2017||Turkey F1, Antalya||Futures||Hard||Luke Johnson|| Viktor Durasovic
|Loss||13–15||Jul 2018||Granby, Canada||Challenger||Hard||JC Aragone|| Alex Lawson
Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit
Singles: 2 (0–2)Edit
|Loss||2011||Wimbledon Championships||Grass||Luke Saville||6–2, 4–6, 2–6|
|Loss||2012||US Open||Hard||Filip Peliwo||2–6, 6–2, 5–7|
Doubles: 2 (2–0)Edit
|Win||2010||Wimbledon Championships||Grass||Tom Farquharson|| Lewis Burton
|Win||2012||Australian Open||Hard||Joshua Ward-Hibbert|| Adam Pavlásek
Singles performance timelineEdit
Current through the 2018 Wimbledon Championships.
|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|
|Davis Cup||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1|
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- "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.
- "Davis Cup: Liam Broady battles valiantly but falls in straight sets to give Spain 1–0 lead". Telegraph. 2 February 2018.
- "Fed Cup: Johanna Konta named in strong Great Britain team for play-offs in Estonia next month". Telegraph. 9 January 2017.
- "Liam Broady: the new star of British tennis". Telegraph. 3 July 2011.
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- "Broady loses out in boys' final". BBC Sport. 2 July 2011.
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- "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.
- "Glasgow GB Futures F1". ITF Tennis. 7 February 2016.
- "Liam Broady becomes first Team Bath MCTA singles player to reach ATP World Tour quarter-finals | Team Bath". www.teambath.com. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
- "Five players, four finals, two titles – what a week for Team Bath MCTA Tennis aces | Team Bath". www.teambath.com. Retrieved 28 November 2017.