James Ward handed a wildcard as the UK Pro League is set for Finals Week
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.
Here are the 6 wildcards for the UKPL Finals! 👀🍿
Davis Cup champion James Ward, winner of week 7 Giles Hussey together with British number 6 Jay Clarke will be added to the already very strong UKPL Finals men's draw. pic.twitter.com/GG3Qgfq7U3
— UK Pro League Tennis (@UKPLeague) November 7, 2021
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).
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
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.
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