Liam Broady’s French Open main draw debut ends in opening-round defeat
Liam Broady’s main draw debut at the French Open ended with a first-round loss to Czech Jiri Vesely.
The British number six secured the biggest pay-day of his career by coming through qualifying at a grand slam for the first time but joined Andy Murray, Johanna Konta and Dan Evans in falling at the first hurdle.
At a set all and a break up in the third set against Vesely, it looked like Broady might carry on his run but he was unable to maintain his level against a very solid opponent and fell to a 6-2 5-7 6-3 6-2 defeat.
— LTA (@the_LTA) September 28, 2020
After using the first set to find his feet, Broady responded brilliantly in the second and a run of 11 points in a row to finish it saw him level the match.
When he began the third set with an immediate break of the Vesely serve, all the momentum was with the player from Stockport, but a break of the Broady serve in the sixth game proved the turning point.
Vesely extended his run of games to five to win the set and relentless pressure in the fourth was too much for Broady to withstand.
Canada make history with first Davis Cup trophy win
Oh Canada, what a Davis Cup win.
Nick Kyrgios credits doubles success with singles breakthrough
Nick Kyrgios says his run with Thanasi reignited his love for the game.
Nick Kyrgios is looking to get the jump on the ATP Tour in Saudi Arabia
Nick Kyrgios hopes Saudi exhibition helps kick start his 2023 campaign.
Davis Cup: Canada set up final date with Australia after downing Italy
Felix pulled it out of the bag for Canada.
Andy Murray and Piers Morgan spar on Twitter over Messi v Ronaldo
Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray teased interviewer Piers Morgan with a cheeky tweet after Lionel Messi’s World Cup goal.
Novak Djokovic set to make Australia return in Adelaide
Novak Djokovic and Serbia will miss the United Cup after the World No 5 opted not to declare for the tournament.
WTA not satisfied with China over Peng Shuai explanations
The WTA are at odds with China.
Why Roger Federer is still the highest paid star in tennis
Leaving Nike and freeing himself to sign long-term deals with Uniqlo and On Running has proved to be hugely lucrative for Federer.
Former US Open champion confirms new coach for 2023
Bianca Andreescu has reunited with an old mentor.