British number two James Ward joins world’s top 150 in rankings

Ward breaks into World 150
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British number two James Ward enters the top 150 rankings after winning the VanOpen Challenger title in Vancouver.

James Ward has reached the top 150 in the tennis world rankings after his victory in Canada.

The British number two beat American professional Robby Ginepri 7-5 6-4 in Vancouver to claim the VanOpen Challenger title.

The 24-year-old, who is second to Andy Murray in Britain, climbed 30 spots to place at 144 in the world rankings.

British number two James Ward has broken into the world's top 150 for the first time after victory in Vancouver.

"I've been playing well and been confident so to back it up with another final and a win was pleasing," Ward told The Province.

"This whole week has been a battle. I've not been playing my best, and it's always a good sign when you're not playing your best and you win.

"Hopefully I can continue it into the US Open, which is the one we're really looking forward to."

The Londoner is scheduled to play in Binghamton this week before heading off to the US Open towards the end of the month.

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