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A TENNIS star paid a moving tribute as he dedicated his biggest victory yet to his childhood friend.
James Ward, ranked second in Great Britain, raised a finger to the sky after winning his first Wimbledon match on Tuesday as his immediate thought turned to friend Jack Groves from Taplow, who died after being hit by a train in Maidenhead on June 12.
Jack's father Rob said: "It just goes to show how well-loved Jack was and what he meant to people."
Jack had played tennis with Mr Ward as a teenager, and the two were good friends.
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This article appeared in Slough Observer 28 Jun 12