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Liam Broady exits Wimbledon after third round defeat against Alex de Minaur

Liam Broady’s enthralling Wimbledon run comes to an end after a straight-set defeat to Alex de Minaur… as the Australian stakes another Briton to advance to the fourth round for the first time at SW19

  • Liam Broady had made it to the third round at Wimbledon for the first time
  • He won two matches of five sets to reach the last 32 of the tournament
  • He faced Alex de Minaur on Saturday, who defeated Jack Draper in the second round
  • De Minaur beat another Brit, this time he beat Broady in straight sets
  • This is the first time the Minaur has reached the fourth round on SW19
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Alex de Minaur broke British hearts for the second time in three days when he overtook Liam Broady at Wimbledon on Saturday.

The Australian defeated Jack Draper in four sets at Center Court on Thursday, and he looked just as at home on Court One against Broady as he took a 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 win.

The British wildcard had taken successive five-set wins against Lukas Klein and Diego Schwarzman to get past the second round for the first time, but he looked up to the Minaur from the start.

Liam Broady couldn't get past Alex de Minaur on Court One on Saturday

Liam Broady couldn’t get past Alex de Minaur on Court One on Saturday

The nineteenth seed saw the lone service break in the sixth game of the opening set and took the lead 6-3 with Broady failing to score a single break point on his opponent’s serve.

Broady continued to struggle to penetrate into the second set, with De Minaur again breaking his serve in the fifth game.

Broady played for his home fans, refused to leave and had De Minaur serve out the set. However, De Minaur did not succumb to pressure and advanced two sets clear.

If Broady was to stand any chance of a remarkable recovery, he had to start the third set right. He didn’t.

Broady kept fighting throughout the match and put pressure on the Minaur late in the match

Broady kept fighting throughout the match and put pressure on the Minaur late in the match

However, De Minaur was determined to beat a second Brit at this year's tournament

However, De Minaur was determined to beat a second Brit at this year’s tournament

The Minaur broke him for the third time in the opening game of the third set to get closer to victory.

It would have been easy for Broady to drop out after that, but he kept trying to fight his way back into the match.

He got his reward in the tenth game when he finally broke the Minaur’s serve to make it 5-5.

Still, he followed that up with a disappointing service game, which took advantage of De Minaur, before finally crossing the finish line in a marathon final to reach the last 16 for the first time at SW19.

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