By Glenys Furness
- Liam Broady made the semi-final in Knoxville
- The Brit took out two seeds en route
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE, USA – Liam Broady entered the Knoxville Challenger and was unseeded. The Brit took out two seeds en route.
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Brit of the Week
Liam Broady entered the ATP Knoxville Challenger and was unseeded. In the first round the Brit was against Donald Young. The American stayed toe to toe with the Brit in the first round, forcing a tiebreaker. Broady edged the breaker and moved into the lead. Young was unable to do anything with the Brit in the second set, and Broady moved into the second round in straight sets 7-6(5), 6-3.
The second round saw the Brit against seventh seed Marco Giron. The American dominated the first set and Broady could do nothing about it. However, the Brit re-grouped in the second set, forcing a tiebreak which the Brit one. Broady then secured the vital break of serve in a tight and edgy final set to move into the third round 2-6, 7-6(3), 7-5.
In the third round the Brit was up against 10th seed Emilio Gómez. The Ecuadorian stayed with Broady in the first set, before the Brit broke serve right at the end of the set. In the second set the seed managed to break the Brit serve and level up the match. In the final set the Brit fought well and took the break of serve moving into the quarter final 7-5, 5-7, 7-5.
The quarter-final saw Broady against Gijs Brouwer. The Dutch player could not do nothing in the first set to prevent the Brit from breaking serve and moving ahead. The second set saw Brouwer fight back and dominate the set, levelling up the match. In the final set Broady once again broke serve and moved into the semi final 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.
In the semi-final the Brit was facing Michael Mmoh. The American was too strong in the first set and dominated to take the lead. In the second Broady tried to fight back and forced a tiebreak. Unfortunately it was the American who edged the breaker and took the spot in the final 6-2, 7-6(5).
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Challenger & ITF Round Up
Ryan Peniston was defeated by Sebastian Korda in the first round in Knoxville 6-7(9), 7-5, 6-0.
Evan Hoyt was defeated by Kevin King in the first round in Knoxville 6-1, 6-4.
Brydan Klein was defeated by Luke Saville in the first round in Kobe 7-6(4), 6-3.
Jay Clarke was defeated by Ramkumar Ramanathan in the second round in Kobe 6-3, 6-3.
Millen Hurrion was defeated by Enrique Luque Rico in the first round in Malibu 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Katie Swan was defeated by Olga Govortsova in the first round in Las Vegas 7-5, 6-2.
Alicia Barnett was defeated by Kimberley Zimmermann in the first round in Malibu 6-2, 6-2.
Samantha Murray was defeated by Bianca Turati in the second round in Malibu 5-2 RET.
Luke Johnson was defeated by Anton Matusevich in the first round in Heraklion 7-6(1), 6-1.
Aidan McHugh was defeated by Filippo Moroni in the first round in Heraklion 3-6, 6-3, 3-6.
Toby Martin was defeated by Yishai Oliel in the first round in Heraklion 6-2, 6-2.
Anton Matusevich was defeated by Geoffrey Blancaneaux in the quarter-final in Heraklion 6-3, 6-1.
Billy Harris was defeated by Pedro Vives Marcos in the quarter-final in Heraklion 7-6(2), 6-1.
Ali Collins was defeated by Lisa Pigato in the first round in Heraklion 6-1, 6-3.
Paul Jubb was defeated by Colin Sinclair in the semi-final in Cancun 6-3, 6-2.
Max Andrews was defeated by Altuğ Çelikbilek in the second round in Tunisia 6-3, 7-5.
Alexis Canter was defeated by Jose Vidal Azorin in the first round in Mozambique 7-6(2), 6-2.
Patrick Foley was defeated by Jose Vidal Azorin in the second round in Mozambique 6-2, 6-3.
Arthur Fery was defeated by Diego Barreto Sanchez in second round in Spain 6-4, 6-4.
Alice Gillan was defeated by Johana Markova in the first round in Turkey 6-1, 6-2.
Katie Boulter was defeated by Joanne Garland in the first round in Thailand 7-6(2), 6-1.
Naiktha Bains was defeated by Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove in the semi-final in Thailand 6-2, 5-7, 6-1.
Aleksandra Pitak was defeated by Valeriya Olyanovskaya in the first round in Egypt 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-2.
Katarzyna Pitak was defeated by Melanie Klaffner in the second round in Egypt 6-1, 6-4.
Anoushka Wooller was defeated by Maria Masini in the first round in Italy 6-1, 6-1.
Destinee Martins was defeated by Karolina Berankova in the first round in Italy 6-3, 7-6(2).
Eliz Maloney was defeated by Nicole Fossa Huergo in the second round in Italy 6-4, 6-3.
Anna Popescu was defeated by Bojana Klincov in the second round in Italy 6-1, 6-1.
Next week Brits play in Pune, Champaign, Helsinki, Ortesi, Czech Republic, Greece, Mexico, Tunisia, Mozambique, France, India, Thailand, Belarus, Egypt & Turkey.
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