Stockport Express

Broady upbeat ahead of Gof clash


LIAM Broady plays number 16 seed David Goffin of Belgium today for a place in the third round of Wimbledon.

The 21-year-old from Stockport booked his place in round two after defeating experience­d Australian Marinko Matosevic 5-7 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-3.

Goffin is currently ranked number 15 in the world, but Broady believes he is capable of pulling off the upset again.

“He’s obviously a fantastic player but I don’t think he’s the kind of player that will blow me off court,” says Broady.

“Maybe I’ve jinxed that and he will blow me off court, but I think I’m going to be in the rallies with him. He’ll have weapons but I’m playing well, I’m confident, and hopefully it will be a good match.”

Liam’s sister Naomi lost in disappoint­ing fashion 7-6 6-3 to Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia.

By her own admission Naomi, who made the second round of the singles and the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles at Wimbledon last year, played well below par.

“I’m obviously disappoint­ed but it’s not the first time I’ve lost a match,” she said. “Statistica­lly on paper she’s ranked much higher even if I had high expectatio­ns. She played well, I made too many errors.”

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