Australian Open 2022 - Liam Broady on brink of first appearance in main draw after qualifying win over JJ Wolf
Broady continued to play well in Melbourne, fighting back from a set down to beat his American opponent. Improving Russian Roman Safiullin is his opponent in the last round of qualifying - the winner of that match advances to the main draw of the Australian Open. Safiullin beat Bernard Tomic, who has since tested positive for Covid-19, earlier this week.
Liam Broady of United Kingdom plays a forehand during day four of 2022 Australian Open Qualifying at Melbourne Park on January 13, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia.
Broady and Safiullin will duel on Friday to decide who advances to the first round proper, which begins on Monday 17 January.
Broady has never previously appeared in the main draw at the year's first Grand Slam.
He also reached the final qualifying round ahead of the 2015 tournament, but was beaten by Michael Russell in straight sets.
The 28-year-old has had a taste of success on the Melbourne courts before, though.
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Alongside compatriot Joshua Ward-Hibbert, now a basketball player for the London Lions of the British Basketball League, Broady became a junior Australian Open champion with victory in the 2012 Boys' Doubles.
Broady and Ward-Hibbert beat Nick Kyrgios and his partner Andrew Harris on their way to victory 10 years ago.
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