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Thread: James Ward

  1. #1

    James Ward

    Wardy has been playing in a FUTURES event in Taipei.

    Not sure why because it's only 10/11 days since he pulled out of playing DC for GBR.
    He perhaps thought a Futures would be a 'gentler' tourney to get 'back' into the tour?

    Anyway - he ended up being ranked top seed #1.

    R1: James Ward GBR [1/WC] WR153 beat Che-Ching Yeh TPE [Q] UNR 6-0 6-3
    R2: James Ward (1/WC) WR153 defeated Ho Chih-Jen (TPE) WR 1177 by 4 & 1
    QF: James Ward (1/WC) WR153 lost to (PR) Daniel King-Turner (NZL) UNR (*)

    Really not good for James; there was very little competition here and he had a good chance to win the tourney and post up some much needed points. Perhaps he went back to competition too soon?

    (*) According to the APT site, Daniel King-Turner currently has no ranking, but a career high of 217 (19.07.10)! Must be easing himself back into the swing of things after a long-term injury...
    The off-topic queen strikes again ...................

  2. #2

    Re: James Ward

    Certainly a disappointing result, though maybe James wasn't totally fit.

  3. #3

    Re: James Ward

    Wardy news:

    w/c 16th April - Kaohsiung - Chinese Taipei, Futures2 ($15,000) - Hard
    Much better than last week!!!
    FINAL: (1) James Ward WR 150 beat (6) Hiroki Moriya (JPN) WR 236 by 7-5 7-6(3)

    w/c 23rd April - Kaohsiung, Taiwan Challenger- ($125,000+H) - Hard
    R1: (7) James Ward WR149 def (Q) Bowen Ouyang (CHN) WR811 by 6-4, 6-3 (10points in the bag)

    updates to follow through the week ...

    There's some sterner competition coming up in this event as it's a Challenger.
    Top seed is Lu WR56, James is in the bottom quarter with 2nd seed Go Soeda WR75

    Link to combined Singles and Doubles drawsheet.

    ATP points for reaching: W 125, F 75, SF 45, QF 25, R2 10, R1 0
    The off-topic queen strikes again ...................

  4. #4

    Re: James Ward

    well done to James for last week - and good luck this week!

  5. #5

    Re: James Ward

    Yes, he had a great week- let's hope for more good news!

  6. #6

    Re: James Ward

    Wardy plays his R2 match today Thursday 26th at 7am UK time.

    R2: (7) James Ward WR149 vs Hiroki Moriya (JPN) WR229.
    This is the guy James beat last week in the Final of the Kaoshiung Futures event.
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  7. #7

    Re: James Ward

    James won 6-1 6-2
    Well done James!
    Plays Go Soeda next, ranked 74.

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  9. #8
    Challenger Circuit

    Re: James Ward

    That is good news. Lets hope he is back on the up. I like james, he has been a real fighter in DC and posted some excellent results (Feb tie excluded)

  10. #9

    Re: James Ward

    A convincing win, fab for James!

  11. #10

    Re: James Ward

    After a week off/travelling/training Wardy has surfaced at the Rome Challenger and has won his first match of the season on the European clay today.
    The off-topic queen strikes again ...................

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