Wimbledon 2011: Liam Broady pleased with progress

By Phil MaidenBBC Sport at Wimbledon

Stockport junior Liam Broady believes his career is progressing well as he looks to play in more senior matches.

The 2010 boys' doubles champion reached the second round of this year's singles competition by beating Australia's Nick Kyrgios in three sets, 6-3 6-7 6-2.

"I've been playing more men's futures but I've been gradually playing better," the 17-year-old told BBC Sport.

"I'm being coached by Mark Hilton [in Nottingham] and it's a good set-up."

Like his sister Naomi, who made her senior Wimbledon debut aginst Anne Keothavong last week, Broady does not work with the Lawn Tennis Association and instead has chosen his own development path.

"The same as Naomi, I just get on with the tennis and just leave all the politics behind and focus on the court," he said.

The 15th seed, who is based in Nottingham, believes he needs to make improvements in his game if he wants to reach the boys' final but is confident of his chances against France's Mathias Borgue.

"All-in-all I played all right [against Kyrgios] but obviously there's things to work on for the next round and hopefully I will get better," he said.

"I played him [Borgue] earlier on this year and managed to win that one but it was close.

"I feel at home now, it feels great and I'm just hoping to go through to the end of the week like last time."