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Alexander Ward (born 30 April 1990) is a British retired tennis player.

Alexander Ward
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Full nameAlexander Ward
Country (sports) United Kingdom
ResidenceNorthampton, England
Born (1990-04-30) 30 April 1990 (age 29)
Northampton, England
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Turned pro2008
Retired2018
PlaysRight-handed (two handed-backhand)
Prize money$279,019
Singles
Career record0–4 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 242 (6 June 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon1R (2016, 2017)
Doubles
Career record0–1
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 379 (9 September 2013)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2016)
Last updated on: 10 September 2018.

Early lifeEdit

Ward was born on 30 April 1990 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.[1] He was educated at Northampton School for Boys.[2]

Tennis careerEdit

Ward has a career high ATP singles ranking of 242 achieved on 6 June 2016. He also has a career high ATP doubles ranking of 379 achieved on 9 September 2013.

Ward made his ATP main draw debut at the 2013 MercedesCup after defeating Sandro Ehrat, Dustin Brown and Ivo Minář in the qualifying rounds. In the main draw he drew fifth seed Fabio Fognini, but lost 3–6, 6–7(5–7)

Having come through qualifying as the world No. 855, Ward competed at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships,[3] where he lost to compatriot Kyle Edmund in four sets in the first round.

In September 2018, Ward announced his retirement from professional tennis.[4]

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 27 (16–10)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (0–1)
ITF Futures Tour (16–9)
Finals by surface
Hard (9–8)
Clay (6–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 May 2008 Spain F19, Balaguer Futures Clay   David Diaz-Ventura 1–6, 4–6
Loss 0–2 Sep 2011 Great Britain F15, Nottingham Futures Hard   Richard Bloomfield 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 4–6
Loss 0–3 Sep 2011 Sweden F5, Danderyd Futures Hard (i)   George Morgan 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Win 1–3 Oct 2011 Sweden F6, Falun Futures Hard (i)   Carl Bergman 2–6, 6–4, 6–1
Win 2–3 Nov 2011 Czech Republic F4, Rožnov pod Radhoštěm Futures Carpet (i)   Josh Goodall 6–1, 1–0 ret.
Win 3–3 Nov 2012 Thailand F6, Phuket Futures Hard (i)   Mikhail Fufygin 6–3, 6–1
Loss 3–4 Dec 2012 Cambodia F2, Phnom Penh Futures Hard   Artem Sitak 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–7(4–7)
Loss 3–5 Mar 2014 Greece F3, Heraklion Futures Hard   Martin Vaïsse 4–6, 4–6
Loss 3–6 Apr 2014 Greece F6, Heraklion Futures Hard   Tristan Lamasine Walkover
Win 4–6 Apr 2014 Greece F7, Heraklion Futures Hard   Ricardo Rodríguez 6–0, 6–3
Win 5–6 Jun 2014 Portugal F6, Caldas da Rainha Futures Clay   Thales Turini 6–3, 6–2
Win 6–6 Jun 2014 Belgium F2, Binche Futures Clay   Frederico Ferreira Silva 2–6, 6–3, 7–6(9–7)
Win 7–6 Jul 2014 Belgium F5, De Haan Futures Clay   Yannick Vandenbulcke 7–6(7–3), 6–1
Win 8–6 Sep 2014 Portugal F7, Castelo Branco Futures Hard   Calvin Hemery 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 8–7 Jan 2015 Great Britain F2, Sunderland Futures Hard (i)   Daniel Cox 6–7(8–10), 3–6
Loss 8–8 May 2015 Spain F14, Vic Futures Clay   Maxime Chazal 7–6(9–7), 6–7(4–7), 2–6
Win 9–8 Jul 2015 Spain F20, Getxo Futures Hard   Pedro Martínez 6–1, 6–1
Win 10–8 Aug 2015 Egypt F25, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard   Alessandro Bega 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 10–9 Aug 2015 Egypt F26, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard   Marko Tepavac 3–6, 2–6
Win 11–9 Sep 2015 Croatia F14, Bol Futures Clay   Miki Janković 6–2, 6–3
Win 12–9 Oct 2015 Spain F34, Melilla Futures Hard   Roberto Ortega Olmedo 7–6(7–4), 5–7, 6–2
Win 13–9 Mar 2016 Turkey F10, Antalya Futures Clay   Demian Raab 6–3, 6–3
Win 14–9 Apr 2016 Tunisia F12, Hammamet Futures Clay   Pedro Sousa 7–6(8–6), 6–0
Loss 14–9 Sep 2017 Columbus, United States Challenger Hard (i)   Ante Pavić 7–6(13–11), 4–6, 3–6
Win 15–10 Nov 2017 USA F38, Columbus Futures Hard (i)   Luke Bambridge 6–4, 6–4
Win 16–10 Dec 2017 USA F39, Waco Futures Hard (i)   Danny Thomas 6–1, 6–1

Doubles: 12 (4–8)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures Tour (4–8)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (2–6)
Grass (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2009 Belgium F2, Koksijde Futures Clay   Marcus Willis   Rabie Chaki
  Frederic De Fays
3–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Jan 2011 USA F1, Plantation Futures Clay   Daniel Smethurst   Roman Borvanov
  Denis Zivkovic
4–6, 4–6
Win 1–2 Oct 2012 Germany F19, Essen Futures Hard (i)   Romano Frantzen   Kevin Deden
  Sascha Klör
3–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Loss 1–3 Nov 2012 Thailand F5, Phuket Futures Hard (i)   Antoine Escoffier   Brydan Klein
  Dane Propoggia
3–6, 2–6
Loss 1–4 Nov 2012 Thailand F6, Phuket Futures Hard (i)   Antoine Escoffier   Ryan Agar
  Sebastian Bader
6–7(2–7), 6–2, [8–10]
Win 2–4 Mar 2013 Great Britain F8, Sunderland Futures Hard (i)   Daniel Smethurst   Lewis Burton
  Dan Evans
7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 2–5 Apr 2013 France F8, Ajaccio Futures Clay   Daniel Smethurst   Niels Desein
  Yannick Mertens
2–6, 2–6
Win 3–5 Jun 2013 Spain F15, Madrid Futures Clay   Oliver Golding   Richard Becker
  Lorenzo Giustino
6–3, 2–6, [10–5]
Win 4–5 Aug 2015 Egypt F24, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Clay   Dan Dowson   Olexiy Kolisnyk
  Anatoliy Petrenko
6–4, 6–3
Loss 4–6 Aug 2015 Egypt F26, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Clay   Dan Dowson   Olexiy Kolisnyk
  Anatoliy Petrenko
4–6, 6–2, [8–10]
Loss 4–7 Apr 2016 Tunisia F12, Hammamet Futures Clay   Dan Dowson   Oriol Roca Batalla
  David Vega Hernández
4–6, 2–6
Loss 4–8 Apr 2017 Spain F9, Madrid Futures Clay   Álvaro López San Martín   Hernan Casanova
  Federico Zeballos
6–7(4–7), 1–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alexander Ward". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  2. ^ Beesley, Mark (24 June 2016). "TENNIS: Alex Ward's long and winding road to Wimbledon". Northampton Chronicle & Echo. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  3. ^ Newbery, Piers (29 June 2017). "Wimbledon 2017: Alex Ward, ranked 855 in the world, qualifies for main draw". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Ward calls time on his tennis career". Northampton Chronicle & Echo. 5 September 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.

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