Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Brit Watch Five Home Hopes in Action Today. and One Is Guaranteed to Win

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Brit Watch Five Home Hopes in Action Today. and One Is Guaranteed to Win

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JAMES WARD The 30-year-old Londoner returned from an eight-month injury lay-off last month but has lost each of his four matches since then in straight sets and now he has to face up to the 2006 semi-finalist Marcos Baghdatis. Ward will be hoping a decent run could set him on the way to the world's top 50.

BRYDAN KLEIN The British No5 has earned some poor headlines in the past. At Nottingham last month, he was punished for ball abuse and unsportsmanlike conduct, which led to a rebuke from the umpire, to which Klein responded, "You stupid, stupid person". It cost him the match and a PS3,500 fine. He must be on best behaviour against Japan's Yuichi Sugita.

KYLE EDMUND vs ALEXANDER WARD Ward (below), ranked 869, enjoyed a stunning run in qualifying and was playing in the main draw of Wimbledon for the second time in his career. Regardless of how he fared, he will pocket at least PS35,000 for his qualifying heroics after taking on fellow Briton Edmund. Of his chances, Ward said: "It's going to be a tough one but I'm going to give it my all. …

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