Donskoy was so mentally solid in the second half of the third set, even when he was a break down.
Ward played better than his ranking, like at Wimbledon last year. What is up with these Brits only being able to perform really well on home turf?
They can't deal with the metronomic grind of having to show up to a futures or challenger event most weeks and perform. On the big stage, they can seem deceivingly good.
The problem lies in the LTA funding system. They get paid quite handsomely with no major incentive to work harder to improve.