Wildcard Liam Broady reacts to shocking No. 12 seed Diego Schwartzman at Wimbledon

Broady through to the Wimbledon third round for the first time in his career.

by Dzevad Mesic
Wildcard Liam Broady reacts to shocking No. 12 seed Diego Schwartzman at Wimbledon

World No. 132 Liam Broady was absolutely thrilled after upsetting 12th-seeded Diego Schwartzman at Wimbledon. Broady, a British wildcard, shocked Schwartzman 6-2 4-6 0-6 7-6 (6) 6-1. Broady was down by two sets to one and a break in the fourth set but he recovered to win the fourth set and force a decider.

Schwartzman never recovered from failing to close out the match in four sets as Broady dominated the fifth set to earn the biggest victory of his career. “I hung in there and it’s the biggest win of my career,” Broady said on-court, per Tennis365.

“It is an amazing feeling. I thought I was coming off court having gone out in the second round for the third time but you guys were amazing. Sometimes I struggle to put the ball in court even though my heart is always there.

With the support of everyone, there was no way I was giving up”. Broady plays next either Alex de Minaur or Jack Draper.

Broady, Heather Watson making progress at Wimbledon

Watson, another Briton who is ranked outside the top-100, is also enjoying a good run at Wimbledon as she defeated Wang Qiang to reach her fourth Wimbledon third round.

Watson handed Wang a 7-5 6-4 loss as she plays next 62nd-ranked Kaja Juvan. Juvan has a good chance of reaching the second week at Wimbledon for the first time in her career but she insists she will never take an opoonent for granted.

“I respect every single person in the draw. Everyone can play tennis. You see upsets, especially in the women’s game, just constantly now because the strength and depth is so big,” Watson said. “But yeah I do see it as an opportunity, just like I saw today as an opportunity, and also I think when people look at the draw and see me at Wimbledon on grass, it’s not an easy draw either. I’m pretty relaxed about it right now."

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