Can someone explain this?
In his career has played:
0 ATP tournaments
0 Challenger tournaments
14 Futures tournaments - with 1 semi final to show for it Oct 06.
Ranking 851 (highest it has been)
But he has a WC for Valencia. I know it doesn't have the best field but he hasn't even been given a Wimbledon, Nottingham or Queens WC and you know how generous we have been to british players with a low ranking.
Can you buy a WC into an ATP tournament or am I being completely thick and missing something?
James Ward is training for some years now in the Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy in Spain. He is quite promising and just raises his level slowly but surely, mostly in the spanish circuit.
As i guess JCF has a good relationship to the tournament organizers there in Valencia a WC for James Ward is just a logical consequence.
Here a link also with a picture of James Ward