Broady loses boys’ US Open singles final
LIAM Broady failed to follow in the footsteps of Andy Murray and Oli Golding as he narrowly lost the boys’ singles final at the US Open to Canada’s Filip Peliwo.
The 18-year-old from Stockport was aiming to become Britain’s third winner of the title in eight years after Murray in 2004 and Golding last year, but he went down 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 after two hours and 25 minutes.
It was Broady’s second defeat in a grand slam final after he also lost at Wimbledon last year to Australia’s Luke Saville.
Peliwo won the Wimbledon title this year and was much the better player in the first set as Broady struggled on serve, hitting eight double faults in that set and 14 overall.
Peliwo was a break up in the second set as well, at 2-1, but Broady is a battler and back he came, winning five straight games to level the match at one set all.
The decider was extremely tight, with Peliwo breaking to lead 3-2 but Broady hit straight back, and when the British teenager held for 5-4, he was within one game of the title.
The pair had met twice before, with Broady winning both times, including in Canada last week in a tight three-setter, but this time the tables were turned.
Peliwo broke the Broady serve in the 11th game and then held on to clinch victory, dropping to his knees at the net in celebration.
Italian duo Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci continued their remarkable season with a second grand slam title at the US Open.
Errani and Vinci beat Czech pair Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 6-4, 6-2 in the women’s doubles final in New York to add to the French Open crown they won earlier this summer.
They also reached the Australian Open final while both have enjoyed their best season in singles, with Errani reaching the singles final in Paris as well.
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