Wimbledon 2015: Liam Broady ‘loved’ SW19 spotlight

Unseeded Brit Liam Broady loses 7-6 6-1 6-1 to world No50 David Goffin in second round at Wimbledon

British No6 Liam Broady Photo: Marianne Bevis

Liam Broady says he has enjoyed the spotlight in recent days after the unseeded Brit lost in straight sets to David Goffin in the second round at Wimbledon.

The 21-year-old dropped the first set after the 16th seed edged the tiebreak before his Belgium opponent went on to ease to a 7-6 (7-3) 6-1 6-1 victory over the Stockport man.

However, the wildcard, who is currently ranked at number 186 in the world, remained upbeat about his Wimbledon experience in his post-match media conference.

Broady said: “I’ve absolutely loved it. It’s been fantastic. I felt at home, again, on court against David.

“He’s 50 in the world, that first set, I felt fantastic. We were pretty even. He was a bit nervous maybe. I was a bit nervous.

“But off the ground, it was grueling, as well. I have to get used to that because the very best guys play with incredible intensity.”

On Monday, British number six Broady came from two sets behind to beat Australia’s world no 138 Marinko Matseovic 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 on his Wimbledon debut.

And Broady revealed that his memorable five-set win has served to give the Brit some renewed direction in his blossoming career.

Broady added: “They asked me how it felt after beating Matosevic. I said I’ve got direction again.

“As everyone knows, the tour is a bit of a slug and a grind. It’s tough to see the end. That’s the fantastic thing about slams, light at the end of the tunnel four times a year.

“Just, again, to know that I can compete with these best guys and still have so much to improve on and be reasonably tight with Goffin, it’s immensely uplifting.”

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