Liam Draxl

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Liam Draxl
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 2023
Best ATP singles ranking No. 291 (November 20, 2023)
Best ATP doubles ranking No. 330 (July 18, 2022)
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Liam Draxl (born December 5, 2001 in North York, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional tennis player. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 291 on November 20, 2023 and a career-high ATP doubles ranking of No. 330 on July 18, 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. In 2020 at the ITF M15 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 M15 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 M15 in Tallahassee with John McNally. The same year, he won the title at the ITF M15 in Cancun with compatriot Cleeve Harper. In December of the same year, Draxl captured his first pro singles title at the ITF M15 in Cancun. The next week, he won his second straight ITF M15 title again in Cancun. He was a member of the University of Kentucky tennis team from 2019 to 2023. After the 2023 season, he decided to forgo his remaining eligibility at the University of Kentucky and turn pro. In 2023, he won his third ITF singles title at the M15 in Champaign and his fourth at the M15 in Albuquerque. The same year, he captured his first ATP Challenger singles title at the 75 event in Calgary.

Draxl was born in North York to Brian and Alison Draxl, but grew up in Newmarket. He has a sister named Stephanie. 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

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Legend
ATP Challenger 175 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 125 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 110 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 100 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 90 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 80 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 75 (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 Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2023 Calgary, Canada 75 Series Hard (i) Dominik Koepfer (GER) 6–4, 6–3

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend
ATP Challenger 175 (0–0)
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 75 (0–1)
ATP Challenger 50 (0–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–1)
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]
Loss 1–1 Nov 2023 Drummondville, Canada 75 Series Hard (i) Giles Hussey (GBR) André Göransson (SWE)
Toby Samuel (GBR)
7–6(7–2), 3–6, [8–10]

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 10 (4 titles, 5 runners-up, 1 abandoned)

Legend
ITF $25,000 tournaments / ITF M25 (0–2)
ITF $15,000 tournaments / ITF M15 (4–3)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (0–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (4–5)
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 M15 Clay Stefan Kozlov (USA) 6–7(5–7), 6–3, abandoned
Win 1–0 Dec 2021 Cancun, Mexico M15 Hard Christian Langmo (USA) 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
Win 2–0 Dec 2021 Cancun, Mexico M15 Hard Isaiah Strode (USA) 6–0, 6–1
Loss 2–1 Jun 2022 Wichita, United States M25 Hard Clément Chidekh (FRA) 2–6, 2–6
Loss 2–2 Dec 2022 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic M15 Hard Nick Hardt (DOM) 4–6, 3–6
Loss 2–3 Jun 2023 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic M15 Hard Tauheed Browning (USA) 6–7(5–7), 7–5, 6–7(8–10)
Loss 2–4 Jul 2023 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic M25 Hard Martin Damm (USA) 6–7(5–7), 4–6
Win 3–4 Sep 2023 Champaign, United States M15 Hard William Grant (USA) 6–1, 6–3
Win 4–4 Oct 2023 Albuquerque, United States M15 Hard William Grant (USA) 6–0, 6–2
Loss 4–5 Oct 2023 Ithaca, United States M15 Hard (i) Radu Mihai Papoe (ROU) 6–3, 1–6, 2–6

Doubles: 9 (4 titles, 5 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $25,000 tournaments / ITF M25 (0–1)
ITF $15,000 tournaments / ITF M15 (4–4)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (0–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (4–3)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2020 Fayetteville, United States M15 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 M15 Clay Ben Shelton (USA) Johannes Ingildsen (DEN)
Duarte Vale (POR)
3–6, 4–6
Win 1–2 Oct 2021 Tallahassee, United States M15 Hard John McNally (USA) Thomas Fancutt (AUS)
Colin Sinclair (NMI)
6–2, 6–3
Win 2–2 Dec 2021 Cancun, Mexico M15 Hard Cleeve Harper (CAN) Luis Britto (BRA)
Marcelo Zormann (BRA)
7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 2–3 Dec 2021 Cancun, Mexico M15 Hard Cleeve Harper (CAN) Tim Handel (GER)
Yannik Steinegger (SUI)
6–7(5–7), 3–6
Loss 2–4 May 2022 Vero Beach, United States M15 Clay Millen Hurrion (GBR) Nishesh Basavareddy (USA)
Ricardo Rodríguez (VEN)
4–6, 3–6
Win 3–4 Nov 2022 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic M15 Hard Jesse Flores (CRC) Peter Bertran (DOM)
Joshua Sheehy (USA)
6–0, 6–3
Win 4–4 Jun 2023 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic M15 Hard Joshua Lapadat (CAN) Keshav Chopra (USA)
Andres Martin (USA)
4–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Loss 4–5 Jul 2023 Laval, Canada M25 Hard Jonathan Sorbo (CAN) Joshua Lapadat (CAN)
JJ Mercer (USA)
1–4 retired

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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