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Wimbledon qualifying: James Ward and Bernard Tomic fall in ultimate spherical

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Wimbledon qualifying: James Ward and Bernard Tomic fall in ultimate spherical

James Ward is a former British quantity two
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Britain’s James Ward missed out on a spot within the Wimbledon predominant draw, crushed within the ultimate spherical of qualifying at Roehampton.

Ward, ranked 363rd on the earth, was crushed 6-Four 6-2 1-6 6-Zero by France’s Benjamin Bonzi.

It’s the first time in three years that no British gamers have made it by means of qualifying.

Within the ladies’s draw, 2014 finalist Eugenie Bouchard certified with a 6-Three 6-2 win over Mariana Duque-Marino.

Bouchard, a former world quantity 5 who’s presently ranked 191st, beat the Colombian in 67 minutes.

Fifteen Britons entered the lads’s and ladies’s qualifying competitors, however solely Ward progressed so far as the ultimate spherical.

The 31-year-old, who has struggled with a knee damage in recent times, received simply 9 factors within the ultimate set.

This 12 months’s predominant draw takes place on Friday at 10:00 BST, earlier than Wimbledon begins on 2 July, with 5 Britons within the males’s singles draw and eight within the ladies’s.

Australia’s Bernard Tomic, who reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals in 2011, was one other to overlook out, having struggled with sickness throughout his ultimate qualifying match.

He fell 6-Three 6-1 6-2 to Belgian world quantity 104 Ruben Bemelmans in simply 72 minutes.

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