LTA Head of Men’s Tennis & Davis Cup Captain Leon Smith has confirmed Liam Broady as the final player to join the team to represent Great Britain at the forthcoming Davis Cup Finals by Rakuten in Innsbruck, Austria starting next week.
Briady has put together the most successful season of his pro career to date, winning a first ATP Challenger singles title in Switzerland in September and reaching two other Challenger-level finals, which resulted in achieving the highest ranking of No.121 earlier this month.
The former junior Wimbledon and US Open singles finalist also won two matches to reach the last 16 of this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo, upsetting current Top 10 player, Hubert Hurkacz en route.
Broady said, “It’s been an incredible journey when I reflect on the last three years from my first Davis Cup selection at the start of 2018. So much has happened having to rebuild my ranking from about 350 in the world.
“I’m really proud of the year I’ve had, propelling myself back into this position and having one of the best years of my career. It’s always been an privilege and honour to represent my country again, whether that’s Davis Cup or the Olympics. I really couldn’t ask for anything more and couldn’t think at the start of this year that I would have had these amazing opportunities!”
Smith said, “I’m delighted to confirm Liam as the fifth player on our squad, and second call-up after making his debut in Marbella in 2018. He’s had a terrific year on Tour and getting himself within striking distance of the Top 100. We have good strength and depth across both singles and doubles on our team as well as representation of players up and down the country.”
The playing team of Cam Norrie, Dan Evans, Joe Salisbury, Neal Skupski and Broady will depart for Austria this weekend for the group stages of the Finals, playing their first match against France on 27 November.