James Ward is drawn against Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon while Harriet Dart gears up for final qualifier
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Camden’s James Ward will face world No1 Novak Djokovic in the first round of Wimbledon after the draw was made this morning.
Ward, from Eversholt near Euston station, has been given a wildcard for the tournament but the 29-year-old – who is currently ranked No177 - has immediately been handed the toughest possible test against the reigning champion.
Earlier this month, Djokovic became the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time.
Meanwhile, West Hampstead’s Harriet Dart is just one win away from securing her place in the main draw in SW19.
The 19-year-old is yet to appear in a Grand Slam tournament but she has won her first two qualifying matches, setting up a final showdown with Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia.
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Dart, who attended Sarum Hall primary school in Swiss Cottage and then the Royal School in Hampstead, is ranked 448th in the world and will be taking on the No213.
The match is scheduled to be the second on Court 16 in Roehampton today, with the previous clash getting underway at midday.
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