Liam Broady: British participant wins first ATP Challenger title at eighth try

Liam Broady plays a forehand shot during a match at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Liam Broady reached the third spherical of this yr’s Tokyo Olympics

Britain’s Liam Broady received his first ATP Challenger title on the eighth try with victory over Marc-Andrea Huesler in Biel, Switzerland.

Broady, 27, beat Switzerland’s Huesler 7-5 6-3 within the FlowBank Challenger ultimate on Sunday to take care of a run of not dropping a set all event.

He had misplaced his seven earlier finals within the second-tier Challenger occasions, together with two this season.

“It has been my private vendetta for thus lengthy,” he informed the ATP Tour web site.

Broady, who has risen to a career-high world rating of 126, first reached a Challenger ultimate in 2014.

“It is an immense feeling of delight and I really feel like I have been justified during the last seven years of combating for this,” he added.

“There have been many instances the place I may have stop and stopped taking part in – I fell fairly closely by means of the rankings a number of instances.

“However I’ve caught with it and at last I’ve executed it.”

Broady recovered from a break down in opposition to Huesler within the first set, earlier than breaking to steer 5-3 within the second and serving out to like to say victory.

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