Anderson ends Ward's Queen's bid
James Ward has crashed out of the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club following a first-round defeat against ninth seed Kevin Anderson.
The British number two was hoping to emulate his form at the same tournament 12 months ago when he reached the semi-finals thanks to victories against the likes of Stanislas Wawrinka and Sam Querrey. However, while Ward got off to a good start by taking the first set he was no match for the big-serving South African, who stormed back to win the match 4-6 6-3 6-4. Ward, who will move on to the Aegon International in Eastbourne followed by Wimbledon, where he has a wildcard, told BBC Sport: "I played a good match. "I didn't do many things wrong but he has a great serve and when you fall behind it's tough to get back in. "I had a couple of chances but didn't take them and he did take his. You don't get too many and the half-chances you do get, you have to take." Meanwhile, Jamie Baker joined Andy Murray, who received a bye, into the second round after he beat fellow Briton Oliver Golding 7-6 (7-1) 6-3, but Liam Broady, who lost in the boy's final at Wimbledon last year, went out 6-2 6-1 to Gilles Muller of Luxembourg.