By Phil James
Britain’s James Ward faces a long day at the Burnie International in Tasmania on Friday as he is scheduled to play two matches due to rain delays.
Ward’s second round match at against Australian qualifier James Lemke was due to be played on Wednesday, and then Thursday, but is now first up on Friday.
James Ward, ranked 270, beat sixth seed James Duckworth in round one and will be hopeful of beating Lemke who is ranked 282 places lower than the British number four.
After reaching the third qualifying round at both the Australian Open and Chennai Open, this is Ward’s first Challenger Tour tournament of the season as he continues him comeback from injury.