Liam Broady: British participant wins first ATP Challenger title at eighth try

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Britain’s Liam Broady received his first ATP Challenger title on the eighth try with victory over Marc-Andrea Huesler in Biel, Switzerland.

Broady, 27, beat Switzerland’s Huesler 7-5 6-3 within the FlowBank Challenger remaining on Sunday to keep up a run of not dropping a set all event.

He had misplaced his seven earlier finals within the second-tier Challenger occasions, together with two this season.

“It has been my private vendetta for therefore lengthy,” he informed the ATP Tour web site.

Broady, who has risen to a career-high world rating of 126, first reached a Challenger remaining in 2014.

“It is an immense feeling of satisfaction and I really feel like I have been justified during the last seven years of combating for this,” he added.

“There have been many occasions the place I may have give up and stopped taking part in – I fell fairly closely by way of the rankings a couple of occasions.

“However I’ve caught with it and at last I’ve accomplished it.”

Broady recovered from a break down in opposition to Huesler within the first set, earlier than breaking to steer 5-3 within the second and serving out to like to assert victory.

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