James Ward


BornFebruary 9, 1987


James Ward is a British tennis player, and British no. 2 behind Andy Murray. He made his first tour appearance in Valencia in 2007 as a wild card but lost in the first round. In May 2009, he became the first British player to win a challenger title on clay since Tim Henman in 1995. He beat Carsten Ball in the final of the Sarasota Open in Florida, USA. He was selected to take part in Great Britain's vital Davis Cup by BNP Paribas tie vs Turkey, at Eastbourne, in July alongside Jamie Baker, Ken Skupski, Colin Fleming and Alex Ward . He contributed to the victory by winning both his singles matches giving Great Britain a first Davis Cup win in three years. At the 2011 Queen's Club Championships, he reached the semi-final of an ATP tour event for the first time. Ward won his second Challenger tournament of his career at the 2011 Odlum Brown Vancouver Open. At Wimbledon Ward in 2012, he won his first ever match at a grand slam, coming through a gruelling five set match to defeat the World No. 36 Pablo Andujar. In 2013, Ward kicked off his clay season in China where he qualified for the An-Ning ATP $50,000 Challenger event. As of 11 June 2012 he is ranked 171 in the ATP singles rankings and 573 in doubles.
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