Liam Broady revealed he once went out on the court hungover and ended up easily losing his Challenger qualifying match in Thailand. Broady, 29, loved to party and drink in his younger days. But in 2019, Broady decided it was time to focus on his tennis career and put himself in the best possible position to succeed.
In an interview with CLAY, Broady was asked to reveal one crazy story from the time when he was partying and competing on the Tour. "No! (big laugh). I actually went for two Challengers. I lost the first week and as there were two of the British guys out there, we said we were gonna go to Koh Phi Phi for three days between the tournaments.
So one was like ‘aaagh, I cant go, I need to prepare for the next tournament’, and I said ‘look, I’m going, I don’t give a s---, I’ll go by myself if I have to’. The other guy came with me.
We went for three days and went back the day before the qualifying. It was so hot there, and I was still hungover on the court! I lost so fast! It’s good to look back and have those memories and stories. Now I find more excitement in the tennis," Broady told CLAY.
Broady is now a changed man
After deciding to take his career more seriously, Broady started achieving the best results of his career. In 2020, Broady made his Grand Slam main draw debut at the French Open. In 2021, Broady won his first Grand Slam main draw match at Wimbledon and also won his first Challenger title in Biel.
In 2022, Broady achieved a career-high ranking of No 116 in the world. So far in 2023, Broady won the Vilnius 2 Challenger and finished as runner-up in Biel. "I made this change in 2019, when I was 25 years old. So I said let’s have one year when I focus on the tennis and I sacrifice the fun and see what happens," Broady said.
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