James Ward: British number two given Queen's Club wildcard

James Ward

Aegon Championships

Queen's Club, London
10-16 June
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British number two James Ward has been given a wildcard to compete in the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club next month.

The 26-year-old reached the semi-finals of the tournament in 2011 when he beat Stanislas Wawrinka and Sam Querrey.

Ward also helped Great Britain beat Russia in the Davis Cup last month.

"James Ward made a huge impression on the crowd in reaching the semi-finals in 2011," said tournament director Chris Kermode.

"His performance in Davis Cup recently was heroic.

"The head of men's tennis in Britain, Leon Smith, had no hesitation in recommending James for a wildcard and we look forward to welcoming him back in June."

This year's tournament begins on 10 June and Ward, ranked 209th in the world, will be hoping to recreate his 2011 form.

He beat then-world number 14 Wawrinka and defending champion Querrey before losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-finals.

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