Liam Broady: Briton's run at St Petersburg Open ends at quarter-finals stage
Liam Broady's excellent run at the St Petersburg Open came to an end with a 6-3 2-6 6-4 quarter-final defeat by Bosnia and Herzegovina's Damir Dzumhur.
The world number 242, ranked 187 places below his opponent, broke twice in the second set to level the match.
Broady, 23, had an early break in the decider but Dzumhur fought back and then saved three break points in the ninth game.
Dzumhur then broke the British number seven in the 10th game to seal victory.
Broady went through two rounds of qualifying before he defeated Latvian Ernests Gulbis in round one - his first ever ATP Tour main draw win.
He went on to beat fourth seed and world number 31 Adrian Mannarino to reach the quarter-finals.
Broady is projected to close in on a place in the world top 200 as a result of his performance at the St Petersburg Open.