Liam Broady is a professional tennis player, currently ranked as British Number 5. Broady was born and raised in Stockport, United Kingdom, where he potentially showed interest in tennis but learned to play table tennis first.
Personal Life and Controversy Involvement
Liam Tarquin Broady was also known to be Naomi Broady, a tennis player who has been controversial due to her unprofessional posts on social media websites. This has become a talk in the tennis world that the Lawn Tennis Association suspended its support to Naomi. Because of this incident, Broady’s father decided to withdraw Liam’s participation in any LTA events, resulting in his father selling their home to support Liam’s tennis career.
However, in 2012, Broady decided to accept support from LTA, which ruined his relationship with his father. In 2015, he reconciled with his father by ending LTA funding.
The first time Broady joined junior events was in 2005 in the Natwest Dorset Open where he won the junior title event. 3 years later, he won a title in the European Masters held in Orbetello, Italy. He also participated in the 2010 Wimbledon Championship and partnered with Tom Farquharson and defeated George Morgan and Lewis Burton.
In 2011, Broady joined the Wimbledon Open and reached the tournament’s semi-finals by defeating Robert Kern and Jason Kubler, however, lost the match against Luke Saville.
At the age of 15 years old, Broady was already playing for the Futures Circuit as a junior tennis player. Despite his young age, it didn’t stop him to win a title in GB F8 and beating four adult players in the tour. In 2014, Broady opened his door to join the Challenger Tour, where he reached the final round, however, he has to suffer a loss against James Duckworth. Reaching the Finals only made him enter the Top 200 for the first time.
By the following year, he debuted in the Grand Slam at the Wimbledon Open but lost to David Goffin in the second round. In 2018, he represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup but was outperformed by Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Due to his participation in the Davis Cup, he eventually got qualified for the 2018 Miami Open for the first time and won against Bjorn Fratangelo.
In 2021, he partnered with former British Number One Andy Murray in 2021 Italian Open but was only able to reach the second round after they were defeated by Kevin Krawietz and Horia Tecau. He also joined the Wimbledon Championships as a wildcard player and defeated Marco Cecchinato. Unfortunately, Broady had only reached the second round during the Wimbledon Championships.
Grand Slam Results:
- 1R at the 2022 Australian Open
- 1R at the 2020 French Open
- 3R at the 2022 Wimbledon Open
- Q2 at 2018, and 2021 US Open