James Ward gets a winning feeling

  • Last Updated: June 26 2012, 21:17 BST

James Ward made it through to the second round of Wimbledon for the first time after he beat Spain's Pablo Andujar in five sets on Court 14.

Ward, who first caught the nation's attention when he reached the semi-finals at Queen's last summer, lost the first set, but battled back to win the second set to love.

Both players then won a set each before Ward clinched the decider, Britain's number two progressing to a second round meeting with Mardy Fish after a 4-6 6-0 3-6 6-3 6-3 win.

Ward squandered seven break points in the first set and Andujar needed just one, breaking the Londoner to move in front after 49 minutes.

The British number two hit back in style, wrapping up the second set to love after a little over 20 minutes, but the match swung back in Andujar's favour when he took the third.

Ward needed only one break point to clinch the fourth set, but he immediately found himself under pressure in the decider.

Andujar, who is ranked 36th in the world, burst in to a 3-0 lead but 25-year-old Ward won the next four games to move 4-3 ahead.

Things got heated towards the end of the set as both players questioned line calls, but Ward found his composure and broke his opponent again to seal the shock win.