James Ward handed a wildcard as the UK Pro League is set for Finals Week

James Ward

British Davis Cup winner James Ward is a high-profile wildcard entrant as the UK Pro League prepares for Finals Week in Shrewsbury. 

This was the tournament won by Emma Raducanu last year, as the teenager got some much-needed match practice after a period away from the court amid the Covid pandemic.

That win proved to be a platform for Raducanu to enjoy a sensational 2021, as she made it through to the fourth round of Wimbledon and then sensationally won the US Open as a qualifier.

Now the pool of talent assembled for the decisive matches of this year’s Pro League are preparing to take centre-stage, with the inclusion of 2015 Davis Cup winner Ward in the field highlighting the quality of the players that have been assembled.

After nine rounds of competition, the big prizes are up for grabs in Finals Week and with over half a million pounds of prize money is up for grabs across the season, the stakes are high for players eager to end a challenging 2021 on a high.

All the action is broadcast live on BT Sport, The Tennis Channel and UKproleague.tv, with the Finals Week also broadcast live on free to air channel FreeSports (Freeview Channel 64 / Sky Channel 422 / Virgin Channel 553 / BT TV Channel 64 / TalkTalk Channel 64).

Men’s Pools

Pool A: Jay Clarke, Josh Paris, Giles Hussey

Pool B: James Ward, Anton Matusevich, Sean Hodkin

Pool C: Billy Harris, Dan Cox, Charlie Broom

Pool D: Julian Cash, George Houghton, Henry Patten

Women’s Pools

Pool A: Lily Miyazaki, Freya Christie, Emma Wilson

Pool B: Eden Silva, Alice Gillian, Lauryn John-Baptiste

Pool C: Eliz Maloney, Sonay Kartal, Katie Stresnakova

Pool D: Emily Appleton, Nadia Rawson, Beth Grey

Tennis365 will bring you interviews with the players in the Pro League throughout the course of this week.