Ward looking for Queen's repeat
James Ward will have a chance to repeat his heroics from 12 months ago at the AEGON Championships after being handed a wild card.
The 25-year-old put in some superb performances to reach the semi-finals at Queen's Club in 2011, beating the likes of Stanislas Wawrinka and 2010 champion Sam Querrey en route to the last four. His challenge was ended by Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who went on to lose the final to Britain's Andy Murray in west London. The tournament has, once again, attracted a stellar field, with Murray back to defend his title and Tsonga, Janko Tipsarevic and Juan Martin Del Potro all in the line-up to fine-tune their preparations for Wimbledon. Ward was delighted to be handed a chance to play and the British number two is eager to give it a real go once again this year. "I'm really happy and grateful to have been given a wild card into the AEGON Championships," he said. "Reaching the semi-finals last year was a fantastic experience - the best of my career so far, and I'm going to give it everything I've got to try to make the most of what is a great opportunity."