The British player reached the third round at Wimbledon this year. His coach David Sammel
says Broady is hoping to return to the top 100.
Liam Broady’s coach David Sammel says his player wants to return to the top 100 in 2023.
Sammel told Talking Tennis Broady would probably already be there were it not for no
ranking points available at Wimbledon.
Broady reached the third round at SW19 this year.
Wimbledon banned Russian and Belarussian players due to Russia’s war in Ukraine.
In response to the ban, the ATP and WTA decided to strip the event of any ranking points.
In an exclusive interview with Talking Tennis, Sammel also said Broady is fitter than he’s ever
Broady will head to Australia at the end of the month.
He will play a tournament in Canberra, before trying to qualify for the Australian Open.
Sammel also told Talking Tennis about what he initially wanted to improve in Broady’s game
when he first teamed up with the British number six.
“The first thing was for him to use his lefty forehand more, curl it cross court more, get more
fizz on it,” he said.
“Second thing was to take the ball early. Take on second serves. Roger Federer did the same
in 2017, when he came back from a layoff and won the Australian Open.”
And Sammel said that his protégé is more than ready for the new season. “He’s in off-season training right now. He’s doing quite a lot of high-altitude training using a mask that replicates altitude, sleeping in an altitude tent.”
“Physically he’s going into next year the best he’s ever been, and we’re working on a couple
of things in his game. Getting a little better at everything he does to get that final bit of
consistency that hopefully will rocket him into the top 100 in 2023.”
To watch the full interview, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z1ExdCYQ8Y