I figured it was high time this young lad got his own thread.
Liam was a top junior - ranked #2 at the start of his final year - and made the final of two junior slams (Wimbledon at just 17, and US Open in his last junior event), losing both in three tight sets to Luke Saville and Filip Peliwo respectively.
After starting this year just inside the top 500, Liam has risen nearly 300 places and now finds himself in the top 200, still two months shy of his 21st birthday.
After a slow start to 2014 Liam won his first title in April in the Lougborough futures. He has since won another three futures titles (bringing his total to four singles titles for the year), as well as making two other finals. After taking a few stabs at challengers in September - including victories over Alex Kuznetsov (WR188) and Frank Dancevic (WR148) - he has returned to them in recent times and made his first challenger final last week in Charlottesville - beating Tim Smyczek (WR97), Peter Torebko (WR243), Ryan Harrison (WR196) and Denis Kudla (WR133) before being edged out by James Duckworth (WR150) in the final.
This run has elevated him into the top 200 for the first time, with him currently ranked at WR 199
He is in action again this week, and has taken advantage of an SE (special exempt) awarded to him after making last week's final (as he was unable to participate in this weeks qualifying), beating the qualifier Bangoura 6-2, 6-4 in his opening match, before another blinding performance today saw him take apart 6th seed Michael Russell (WR156) 6-1, 6-4 to make the QFs. He should climb at least another 7-8 places in the rankings, but could go further yet.
Some of the matches on his Charlottesville run can be viewed here:http://new.livestream.com/ATP/charlottesville2014centrecourt