Liam Broady to play former finalist Milos Raonic on Number 1 Court on opening day of Wimbledon 2018

02 July 2018

Team Bath Tennis player Liam Broady will take to the world-famous Number 1 Court at Wimbledon today (Monday) as he faces 2016 finalist Milos Raonic in the first round of the men’s singles.

Broady, coached by Dave Sammel and Ian MacDonald at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, is making his third appearance in the men’s singles after being given a wildcard for this year’s tournament.

The Great Britain Davis Cup player faces 13th seed Raonic, who lost to Andy Murray in the 2016 final and is a former World number three. He is coached by John McEnroe but goes into this year’s Wimbledon having been hindered recently by a knee injury.

The first-round match is scheduled to be second on court today, following the women’s singles match between Donna Kevic and US Open champion Sloane Stephens.

Broady is also in the men’s doubles with former Team Bath player Scott Clayton – they have been drawn against Frances Tiafoe and Jackson Withrow of the United States in the first round.

After missing the French Open through injury, Team Bath’s Marcus Daniell returns to the Grand Slam circuit alongside Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands. They will start their men’s doubles campaign against the Indian pairing of Vishnu Vardhan and N Sriram Balaji.

Anna Smith and Swiss partner Xenia Knoll have been drawn against number 11 seeds Raquel Atawo and Anna-Lena Gronefeld in their opening women’s doubles match.

Broady, Daniell and Smith are all part of the Team Bath International High-Performance Tennis Academy – click here for more information.

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