Alexander Ward
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Alexander Ward

Alexander Ward
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Full nameAlexander Ward
Country (sports) United Kingdom
ResidenceNorthampton, England
Born (1990-04-30) 30 April 1990 (age 32)
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.

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

Early life

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

Tennis career

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 Miná? 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 finals

Singles: 27 (16-10)

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 Spain David Diaz-Ventura 1-6, 4-6
Loss 0-2 Sep 2011 Great Britain F15, Nottingham Futures Hard United Kingdom Richard Bloomfield 7-6(8-6), 3-6, 4-6
Loss 0-3 Sep 2011 Sweden F5, Danderyd Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom George Morgan 6-4, 4-6, 4-6
Win 1-3 Oct 2011 Sweden F6, Falun Futures Hard (i) Sweden Carl Bergman 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
Win 2-3 Nov 2011 Czech Republic F4, Ro?nov pod Radho?t?m Futures Carpet (i) United Kingdom Josh Goodall 6-1, 1-0 ret.
Win 3-3 Nov 2012 Thailand F6, Phuket Futures Hard (i) Russia Mikhail Fufygin 6-3, 6-1
Loss 3-4 Dec 2012 Cambodia F2, Phnom Penh Futures Hard New Zealand Artem Sitak 4-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-7(4-7)
Loss 3-5 Mar 2014 Greece F3, Heraklion Futures Hard France Martin Vaïsse 4-6, 4-6
Loss 3-6 Apr 2014 Greece F6, Heraklion Futures Hard France Tristan Lamasine Walkover
Win 4-6 Apr 2014 Greece F7, Heraklion Futures Hard Venezuela Ricardo Rodríguez 6-0, 6-3
Win 5-6 Jun 2014 Portugal F6, Caldas da Rainha Futures Clay Brazil Thales Turini 6-3, 6-2
Win 6-6 Jun 2014 Belgium F2, Binche Futures Clay Portugal Frederico Ferreira Silva 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(9-7)
Win 7-6 Jul 2014 Belgium F5, De Haan Futures Clay Belgium Yannick Vandenbulcke 7-6(7-3), 6-1
Win 8-6 Sep 2014 Portugal F7, Castelo Branco Futures Hard France Calvin Hemery 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 8-7 Jan 2015 Great Britain F2, Sunderland Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Daniel Cox 6-7(8-10), 3-6
Loss 8-8 May 2015 Spain F14, Vic Futures Clay France Maxime Chazal 7-6(9-7), 6-7(4-7), 2-6
Win 9-8 Jul 2015 Spain F20, Getxo Futures Hard Spain Pedro Martínez 6-1, 6-1
Win 10-8 Aug 2015 Egypt F25, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard Italy Alessandro Bega 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Loss 10-9 Aug 2015 Egypt F26, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard Serbia Marko Tepavac 3-6, 2-6
Win 11-9 Sep 2015 Croatia F14, Bol Futures Clay Serbia Miki Jankovi? 6-2, 6-3
Win 12-9 Oct 2015 Spain F34, Melilla Futures Hard Spain Roberto Ortega Olmedo 7-6(7-4), 5-7, 6-2
Win 13-9 Mar 2016 Turkey F10, Antalya Futures Clay Germany Demian Raab 6-3, 6-3
Win 14-9 Apr 2016 Tunisia F12, Hammamet Futures Clay Portugal Pedro Sousa 7-6(8-6), 6-0
Loss 14-9 Sep 2017 Columbus, United States Challenger Hard (i) Croatia Ante Pavi? 7-6(13-11), 4-6, 3-6
Win 15-10 Nov 2017 USA F38, Columbus Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Luke Bambridge 6-4, 6-4
Win 16-10 Dec 2017 USA F39, Waco Futures Hard (i) United States Danny Thomas 6-1, 6-1

Doubles: 12 (4-8)

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 United Kingdom Marcus Willis Morocco Rabie Chaki
Belgium Frederic De Fays
3-6, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Jan 2011 USA F1, Plantation Futures Clay United Kingdom Daniel Smethurst Moldova Roman Borvanov
United States Denis Zivkovic
4-6, 4-6
Win 1-2 Oct 2012 Germany F19, Essen Futures Hard (i) Netherlands Romano Frantzen Germany Kevin Deden
Germany Sascha Klör
3-6, 6-3, [10-6]
Loss 1-3 Nov 2012 Thailand F5, Phuket Futures Hard (i) France Antoine Escoffier Australia Brydan Klein
Australia Dane Propoggia
3-6, 2-6
Loss 1-4 Nov 2012 Thailand F6, Phuket Futures Hard (i) France Antoine Escoffier Australia Ryan Agar
Austria Sebastian Bader
6-7(2-7), 6-2, [8-10]
Win 2-4 Mar 2013 Great Britain F8, Sunderland Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Daniel Smethurst United Kingdom Lewis Burton
United Kingdom Dan Evans
7-5, 7-6(7-4)
Loss 2-5 Apr 2013 France F8, Ajaccio Futures Clay United Kingdom Daniel Smethurst Belgium Niels Desein
Belgium Yannick Mertens
2-6, 2-6
Win 3-5 Jun 2013 Spain F15, Madrid Futures Clay United Kingdom Oliver Golding Germany Richard Becker
Italy Lorenzo Giustino
6-3, 2-6, [10-5]
Win 4-5 Aug 2015 Egypt F24, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Clay Australia Dan Dowson Ukraine Olexiy Kolisnyk
Ukraine Anatoliy Petrenko
6-4, 6-3
Loss 4-6 Aug 2015 Egypt F26, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Clay Australia Dan Dowson Ukraine Olexiy Kolisnyk
Ukraine Anatoliy Petrenko
4-6, 6-2, [8-10]
Loss 4-7 Apr 2016 Tunisia F12, Hammamet Futures Clay Australia Dan Dowson Spain Oriol Roca Batalla
Spain David Vega Hernández
4-6, 2-6
Loss 4-8 Apr 2017 Spain F9, Madrid Futures Clay Spain Álvaro López San Martín Argentina Hernán Casanova
Bolivia Federico Zeballos
6-7(4-7), 1-6

References

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

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