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Liam Broady withdraws from Rothesay Open after hitting head on car boot

Liam Broady won't participate in the Rothesay Open in Nottingham next week, after suffering a concussion by hitting his head on his car boot.

The 30-year-old has not played a tournament since March because of an ankle problem but had been due to make his return on home soil at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

However, Broady revealed his latest bizarre setback on X, saying: "Some bad news... Was on track for next week but I hit my head on my car boot on Sunday evening quite hard.

"Tried to practise yesterday and got a pretty bad migraine. Turns out I have a concussion! So won't be ready for Nottingham. Hopefully Ilkley if all goes to plan."

The Stockport player received no sympathy from Andy Murray, who replied in typically caustic fashion: "Think this is the first time I've read one of your tweets and believed it."

Broady, who beat Casper Ruud to reach the third round of Wimbledon last summer, broke into the top 100 for the first time last September but has now slipped to 147 as a result of his lengthy absence.

He will now hope to make his return at the Challenger Tour event in Ilkley, beginning on June 17.

Meanwhile, British number one Cameron Norrie has taken a wild card into the tournament in Nottingham following his first-round loss at the French Open.

Norrie, who will play at second tier Challenger level for the first time since 2020, joins Dan Evans in the main draw, with both hoping to succeed Murray as champion.

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