Liam Draxl

Liam Draxl
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Birthdate December 5, 2001
Birthplace North York, Ontario, Canada
From Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Height 6’1” (1,85m)
Style of play Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned pro Plays for Kentucky Wildcats
Best ATP singles ranking No. 554 (January 17, 2022)
Best ATP doubles ranking No. 367 (January 10, 2022)
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Liam Draxl (born December 5, 2001 in North York, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian tennis player. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 554 on January 17, 2022 and a career-high ATP doubles ranking of No. 367 on January 10, 2022.

In 2018, Draxl reached the final of the ITF junior GA in Mérida, Mexico, losing to Santiago de la Fuente. In 2019 at the Australian Open, he played his first junior Grand Slam, losing in the third round in singles and in the quarterfinals in doubles. Also in 2019, he captured his biggest title to date on the junior circuit after defeating Zachary Svajda at the ITF G1 in Carson, United States. At the 2019 junior French Open, he was defeated in the first round in both singles and doubles. At the 2019 junior Wimbledon, he reached the second round in singles and the final in doubles. He is currently a part of the University of Kentucky tennis team. In 2020 at the ITF 15K in Fayetteville, he reached his first pro doubles final, losing to the team of Charles Broom and Matías Soto with partner Aleksandar Kovacevic. In 2021, Draxl advanced to his first pro singles final at the ITF 15K in Weston, but the match was abandoned before the deciding set because of the bad weather. Also in 2021, he won his first ATP Challenger double title, winning with Stefan Kozlov at the 80K in Lexington. Later that year, he won his second pro doubles title, this time at the ITF 15K in Tallahassee with John McNally. The same year, he won the title at the ITF 15K in Cancun with compatriot Cleeve Harper. In December of the same year, Draxl captured his first pro singles title at the ITF 15K in Cancun. The next week, he won his second straight ITF 15K title again in Cancun.

Draxl was born in North York but grew up in Newmarket. He started playing tennis when he was around 4 years old at the Newmarket Tennis Club and he began training privately with tennis coach Casey Curtis at the age of 8 years old. He has also been coached by his father Brian, who is the head pro at the Newmarket Community Tennis Club. He trained at Saddlebrook International Sports Academy in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

ATP Challenger Tour finals

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Legend
ATP Challenger 125 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 110 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 100 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 90 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 80 (1–0)
ATP Challenger 50 (0–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2021 Lexington, United States 80 Series Hard Stefan Kozlov (USA) Alex Rybakov (USA)
Reese Stalder (USA)
6–2, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 abandoned)

Legend
ITF $25,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (2–0)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (0–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Aban. N/A Jul 2021 Weston, United States $15,000 Clay Stefan Kozlov (USA) 6–7(5–7), 6–3, abandoned
Win 1–0 Dec 2021 Cancun, Mexico $15,000 Hard Christian Langmo (USA) 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
Win 2–0 Dec 2021 Cancun, Mexico $15,000 Hard Isaiah Strode (USA) 6–0, 6–1

Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $25,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (2–3)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (0–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2020 Fayetteville, United States $15,000 Hard Aleksandar Kovacevic (USA) Charles Broom (GBR)
Matías Soto (CHI)
6–2, 2–6, [5–10]
Loss 0–2 Oct 2021 Vero Beach, United States $15,000 Clay Ben Shelton (USA) Johannes Ingildsen (DEN)
Duarte Vale (POR)
3–6, 4–6
Win 1–2 Oct 2021 Tallahassee, United States $15,000 Hard John McNally (USA) Thomas Fancutt (AUS)
Colin Sinclair (NMI)
6–2, 6–3
Win 2–2 Dec 2021 Cancun, Mexico $15,000 Hard Cleeve Harper (CAN) Luis Britto (BRA)
Marcelo Zormann (BRA)
7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 2–3 Dec 2021 Cancun, Mexico $15,000 Hard Cleeve Harper (CAN) Tim Handel (GER)
Yannik Steinegger (SUI)
6–7(5–7), 3–6

Junior Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2019 Wimbledon Grass Govind Nanda (USA) Jonáš Forejtek (CZE)
Jiří Lehečka (CZE)
5–7, 4–6

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