James ward, the British number 2 has just produced the best performance of his life as he knocked out world number 14 Stanislas Wawrinka at the 2011 Queens Club event in London.
Ward is currently ranked at 216 in the world and it was no surprise that he took the court as a huge outsider. Ranked over 200 places below his Swiss opponent and with only handful of wins at ATP tour level, this result will give a huge boost to British Men’s tennis.
Ward’s success came behind his big serve, he dropped just 4 points on his own serve in the first set and went on to win the set on a tie break 7-3. He then secured the first break of serve early in the second set as the nerves kicked in, Wawrinka did have break points in 7th game to break back, but the Londoner held firm and went on to complete the win.
Ward will now go on to face either German Rainer Schuettler or American defending champion Sam Querrey.
Ward who was given a wild card for this event was this morning given the further good news of a wildcard for Wimbledon.