Liam Broady plays a forehand shot during a match at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Liam Broady reached the third round of this year’s Tokyo Olympics

Britain’s Liam Broady won his first ATP Challenger title at the eighth attempt with victory over Marc-Andrea Huesler in Biel, Switzerland.

Broady, 27, beat Switzerland’s Huesler 7-5 6-3 in the FlowBank Challenger final on Sunday to maintain a run of not dropping a set all tournament.

He had lost his seven previous finals in the second-tier Challenger events, including two this season.

“It’s been my personal vendetta for so long,” he told the ATP Tour website.

Broady, who has risen to a career-high world ranking of 126, first reached a Challenger final in 2014.

“It’s an immense feeling of pride and I feel like I’ve been justified over the last seven years of fighting for this,” he added.

“There were many times where I could have quit and stopped playing – I fell quite heavily through the rankings a few times.

“But I’ve stuck with it and finally I’ve done it.”

Broady recovered from a break down against Huesler in the first set, before breaking to lead 5-3 in the second and serving out to love to claim victory.

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