Ward claims shock win
Brit comes from 2-1 down to win five-set thriller
Last Updated: June 26, 2012 9:05pm
James Ward: reeled off six straight games to win fifth set
Britain's James Ward stunned Pablo Andujar 4-6 6-0 3-6 6-3 6-3 to reach the second round at Wimbledon.
Ward, the world No 173, recovered from two sets to one down to beat the Spaniard, ranked 137 places above him.
The British No 2, catapulted into the public eye when he reached the semi-finals at Queen's last year, lost the first set after blowing seven break points but recovered by taking the second to love in just over 20 minutes.
The players then traded the next two sets to ensure a tense decider on a packed Court 14.
It looked as though Ward was heading for the exit door after falling 3-0 behind.
But the Londoner recovered superbly, reeling off six straight games to book a second round clash with 10th seed Mardy Fish.
Ward's fellow Briton Jamie Baker looks unlikely to pull off the biggest shock of his career after Andy Roddick took control of their match on Court One.
Baker, ranked 161 places below the American, started off confidently, but ended the day having lost the first set 7-6 (7/1) and 4-2 down in the second when rain fell at SW19, causing play to be halted for the day. The pair will play to a finish on Wednesday.