• Start Time
  • LocationLondon, Great Britain
  • Ranking256
  • SpecialityRight Handed (Double Handed Backhand)

In March, Ward was selected for the Davis Cup first round tie against the United States in Glasgow, pulling off the biggest win of his career. Ward, ranked 111 in the world, came from two sets down to beat 20th-ranked John Isner 6-7 (5-7) 5-7 6-3 7-6 (7-3) 15-13 in a match which surpassed the five-hour mark, to set Great Britain on their way to victory.[16]The last time Great Britain won back-to-back Davis Cup matches against the USA, was 80 years ago.[17]

In July, Ward made it into the 3rd round of Wimbledon for the first time, where he was knocked out by Vasek Pospisil 4–6 6–3 6–2 3–6 6–8. After Wimbledon, he was ranked in the top 100 players for the first time, reaching a career-high ranking of 89.[18] He was also part of the team for the Davis Cup quarter final against France. Ward lost to Gilles Simon, the world No 11, but Great Britain won 3-1 to qualify for the Davis Cup semi-final.

Since Wimbledon, Ward suffered nine successive defeats, but was announced for the Davis Cup team in the semi-final against Australia in Glasgow. The Davis Cup captain, Leon Smith, eventually made the surpise decision to give the 300 ranked Dan Evans the second singles position along with Andy Murray. Though Dan Evans lost his rubber, Great Britain won 3-2 and reached the Davis Cup Final for the first time since 1978.

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