Liam Broady’s GB Davis Cup call continues great month for Team Bath Tennis players on international stage
Team Bath Tennis player Liam Broady has been selected in the Great Britain Davis Cup team for next week’s first-round tie against Spain in Marbella.
Broady – coached by Dave Sammel, Henry Jones and Ian MacDonald at the University of Bath Sports Training Village – is named alongside Australian Open semi-finalist Kyle Edmund, Cameron Norrie and doubles specialists Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray.
It continues a fantastic start to 2018 for Team Bath’s International High-Performance Academy players, with Anna Smith having been selected for GB’s Fed Cup squad and Marcus Daniell reaching his first-ever Grand Slam quarter-final at the Australian Open.
Daniell – whose last-eight men’s doubles match with Inglot will take place in Melbourne at 3.30am GMT on Wednesday – is the only other Team Bath player to have previously competed in Davis Cup, representing his native New Zealand.
Broady’s selection by GB captain Leon Smith follows a surge back up the world rankings from 311 to 172 since moving his training base to Team Bath in late 2016. He reached his first ATP World Tour singles quarter-final in St Petersburg last year and contested two ATP Challengers finals.
He is currently competing in the Rennes Challenger in France and recorded an impressive 6-3 4-6 7-5 victory over Germany’s Dustin Brown in the first round on Monday.
Barry Scollo, Director of Tennis for Team Bath, said: “This is fantastic news and very well deserved. Liam and his coaches have put in a huge amount of work during the past 12 months so massive credit to the whole team.
“Liam is a great character to have around the tennis set-up here, he has brought an extra edge in terms of quality and his approach to training and competition. He is also extremely supportive of other players in the centre and we are all delighted for him.
“Representing your country in Davis Cup is one of the greatest things you can do in your tennis career.”
The tie against Spain, who will be without Rafael Nadal but can still call on seven players in the world’s top 100, will take place from February 2-4.
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