Liam Broady has become the first Team Bath MCTA Tennis player to reach the quarter-finals of an ATP World Tour singles tournament after a stunning victory over Adrian Mannarino at the St Petersburg Open in Russia.
The 23-year-old, coached by Dave Sammel and Ian MacDonald at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, recovered from a set and a break down to win 2-6 6-4 6-0 against the number-four seed from France, whose world-ranking of 31 is 211 places above Broady.
It continued an excellent week for Broady, who came through two rounds of qualifying before beating Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis 6-3 6-0 to register his first-ever win in the main draw of an ATP World Tour tournament.
Broady, who moved his training base back to the University this year, will climb back into the world’s top 200 following this result and will be looking to continue his fantastic form when he takes on Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur, the world number 55, in the last eight on Friday.
Another good day at the office. Now where’s that repeat button… 🤔 pic.twitter.com/y0eXPCvQcJ
— Liam Broady (@Liambroady) September 20, 2017