interview after his lost 3-6, 6-7, 3-6 to Micheal Llodra
at the Wimbledon 2011
LONDON--(LadyDragon.com)22/06/11--Q. Obviously must be
disappointing. What do you think you could have done
better to have made an impact on the match?
JAMES WARD: Uhm, I
think I did make an impact . I mean, if you look at the
points out there, I had a few breakpoints, and he served
very well, especially on the breakpoints. He didn't give
me too much options on his serve. I could have maybe
served a bit better myself. But it happens. He returned
quite well and made me play a lot of difficult shots. It
was a tough match, not the easiest draw out there. You
have to deal with it. And today he was better.
Q. You obviously
got off to a bad start. Apart from that you seemed to
play well up until you lost the tiebreak. Did you feel
you were in it, causing him problems?
JAMES WARD: Yeah, of course. I was in the tiebreak. I was
4 2 up in the breaker. He hit a great slice just over the
net. That's not an easy ball to deal with. If I win that
set, you never know. The momentum changes; it's a
different match. But I didn't. Again, didn't serve as
well, you know. I felt my serve let me down a little bit,
especially in the third set. But I still had chances, you
know. I still had a lot of breakpoints out there and a
lot of chances at 30 All. He come up with the goods at
the right time.
Q. After the
success you had at Queen's, did you feel perhaps the
extra pressure to perform here?
JAMES WARD: Not really. It's nice that people expect that
sort of a performance and level from me. I expect it from
myself every week. It's not just because I've done well
at Queen's one week that everyone else expects it. I
always expect it of myself. Hopefully I can at this point
to play the rest of this year at this level.
Q. How good was
it to step out on court with the home support?
JAMES WARD: It was great. The court was pretty full. It
was a nice experience, yeah.
Q. What's on the
JAMES WARD: I'm still in doubles. Can't be too depressed.
I'm playing doubles, I'm not sure when because the
schedule is not out yet. Then after this I obviously look
forward to playing Davis Cup. Playing with Andy, that
will be a big experience.
Q. You want to be
back next year?
JAMES WARD: Yeah, of course. Everyone wants to play
Wimbledon, especially if you're British as well. It's a
great feeling to be here at home involved in the biggest
tournament in the world.
Q. What have you
learnt most from Queen's and this experience of being
JAMES WARD: Just proved to myself and to others that I
can beat players on a consistent basis, you know. I need
to do it every week. I mean, I played Llodra who is 25 in
the world. He's not the easiest draw out there.I've got
to look at what I did at Queen's and Nottingham the week
before and some good performances and just take it
forward for the rest of the year.
Q. On Twitter
this morning you asked people to be very loud on Court
No. 2. Did you feel that home support?
JAMES WARD: I mean, it could have been a bit louder, I
guess, if I'm being critical. But, you know, I didn't
really give them too much to shout about. You know,
you've got to be honest. If I won the second set, I'm
sure there would have been a better atmosphere out there.
But it happens. He sort of silenced the crowd. He played