Liam Broady into third round at Olympics with biggest win of his career

Broady overcomes world No 12 Hubert Hurkacz in singlesAndy Murray and Joe Salisbury into doubles’ quarter-finals

Liam Broady, the last British singles player standing at the Olympics, pulled off the biggest win of his career by defeating Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz, the world No 12, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the third round. In a strong day for the remaining Brits, Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury beat Kevin Krawietz and Tim Putz of Germany 6-2, 7-6(2) to reach the quarter-final in their debut tournament as a pair.

Broady only found out he was heading to Tokyo last Friday after numerous withdrawals in the men’s singles draw. Being called an Olympian alone was a distinction the 27-year-old had no reason to anticipate would come after his ranking was far below the entry list cut-off at the deadline in June, but he has taken full advantage of the opportunity with two excellent wins.

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