Daniel Evans (tennis)
23 May 1990 |
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 123 (10 February 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 126 (24 February 2014)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q2 (2010, 2014)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2009, 2011)|
|US Open||3R (2013)|
|Highest ranking||No. 466 (7 February 2011)|
|Current ranking||No. 769 (10 February 2014)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Last updated on: 10 February 2014.|
Daniel "Dan" Evans (born 23 May 1990) is an English professional tennis player. He is the British No. 2 and plays right-handed. He made his Davis Cup debut for Great Britain in September 2009. He is from Hall Green, Birmingham, England.
- 1 Career
- 2 Personal life
- 3 Career statistics
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Evans started the year by reaching the quarter-finals of the boys' singles at the Australian Open, where he lost to Yuki Bhambri. He went on to win the fourth junior title of his career in Nottingham. In June, he was awarded a wildcard into the Artois Championships, playing Belgian Xavier Malisse in the first round at Queen's Club. He played in the boys' tournament at Wimbledon, but was suspended, until November 2008, by the LTA after he was photographed at a nightclub in the early hours of the day he later competed in a boys' double match. In addition to losing his funding, he was also denied wild cards to tournaments and access to practise centres and LTA coaching staff.
He ended the year by winning the LTA Male Junior Player of the Year award.
Evans won the singles title at The Caversham International in March, a men's €42.5k ATP Challenger Tour event. Evans was granted a wildcard into Wimbledon, and was drawn against the Russian 12th seed Nikolay Davydenko. Davydenko defeated him 6–2, 6–3, 6–3. In August, he lost in the first round of qualifying for the US Open 7–6, 7–6 to Brazilian Júlio Silva.
On 2 September, it was announced that Evans was made part of the Great Britain Davis Cup squad for the Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 relegation playoff against Poland, along with Andy Murray, Joshua Goodall, James Ward, Ross Hutchins and Ken Skupski. He played in the tie, losing 3–6, 3–6, 6–7 to Jerzy Janowicz in the second rubber, and then losing 2–6, 1–6, 5–7 to Michał Przysiężny in the deciding final match.
Evans began the year by winning his first qualifying tie in Doha, but lost to Steve Darcis in the second qualifying round. A week later, he succeeded in qualifying for an ATP Tour event for the first time, but lost in the first round of the Heineken Open in Auckland to Michael Lammer. This loss allowed him to take part in qualifying for the Australian Open where he won his first qualifying match 7–5, 6–1 against Sean Berman. He lost in the second round to Santiago Ventura.
Evans began the year by competing in a number of UK based ITF Futures tournaments, securing his first singles title of the year in Sheffield in mid-January, where he defeated David Rice 6–2, 6–0 in the final. The following month, Evans entered qualifying for the 2012 PBZ Zagreb Indoors, winning his three qualification matches before ultimately losing in three sets to Guillermo García-López in the opening round of the main draw. After his week in Croatia, Evans was instrumental in Great Britain's 3–2 victory over Slovakia in the Davis Cup in February. He won both of his singles matches, defeating the much higher seeded players Lukáš Lacko and Martin Kližan, the latter in five sets in the deciding rubber. He also received a qualifying wild card for the 2012 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, but lost in straight sets to Björn Phau. Evans spent the remainder of the year playing at ITF Futures level, mainly in England, as well as taking in one Challenger tournament towards the latter stages of the year. He won four ITF Pro Circuit singles titles during the year, all of which in England. This tally included two titles in as many weeks in September 2012, dropping just one set in ten matches.
After not initially being picked for Great Britain's squad for the Davis Cup tie versus Russia, Evans was given a last-minute place ahead of Britain's no. 3, Jamie Baker. Evans played valiantly in his first rubber against world no. 67 Dmitry Tursunov before losing 4–6 7–6(5) 4–6 7–5 4–6. With Great Britain trailing 2–0 to Russia, the GB doubles pairing of Colin Fleming and Jonny Marray reduced the deficit a day later, before James Ward levelled the tie at 2–2 after beating Tursunov in five sets. The result meant that Evans had the chance to complete an unlikely comeback when he faced world no. 80 Evgeny Donskoy in the final rubber. Evans defeated Donskoy comprehensively in straight sets, thus securing what was described as a "famous victory".
In May, Evans won his first tournament outside the UK, a clay-court ITF tournament in Båstad, Sweden, where he beat Grzegorz Panfil in the final. Evans was then given a main-draw wildcard for the 2013 Aegon Trophy in Nottingham in June, reaching the quarterfinal stage of the tournament. In the first round, Evans was dealt a tough draw but overcame fifth seed, and world no. 92, Ryan Harrison in three sets. He then defeated Australian-born Brit Brydan Klein 6–2 6–2 in the second round, before losing to the eventual champion, Australian Matthew Ebden, 6–7 2–6 in the quarter-finals. Shortly before Evans' victory over Klein, he was informed that he had been handed a main-draw wildcard at the Queen's Club, London, for the 2013 Aegon Championships. He won his first-round match comfortably, beating world no. 75 Guido Pella in straight sets. His fine form continued in the following round when Evans disposed of world no. 37, Finland's Jarkko Nieminen, in three sets. He had been a break down at 2–4 in the final set, taking four consecutive games to record the victory. It was the first time Evans had beaten a player ranked in the top 50. In the third round, Evans went down to Juan Martín del Potro in straight sets.
Evans received a wild card into the Wimbledon qualifiers, where he lost in the first round to Spain's Daniel Muñoz-De La Nava.
Evans reached only his second Challenger final in Vancouver, where he picked up some notable scalps along the way. He defeated top seed Evgeny Donskoy, eighth seed Olivier Rochus, and fifth seed Bobby Reynolds to set up a final clash with second seed and home favourite Vasek Pospisil, where he lost in three sets. This performance saw Evans rise to the top 200 for the first time, reaching number 194, and he also gained direct entry to the 2013 Comerica Bank Challenger. Evans completed back-to-back Challenger finals, defeating top seed Guido Pella for the second time this year along the way. In the final, he lost to American Bradley Klahn despite holding match point in the second set. This run would see Evans rise to a career high of no. 169 and become Britain's no. 2.
After coming through three rounds of qualifying Evans qualified for his first slam event in over two years at the US Open and his first outside Wimbledon. On 26 August at the US Open, he achieved his most impressive victory to date, beating 11th seed Kei Nishikori in the first round in straight sets. He made the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time, beating Bernard Tomic of Australia in the second round in four sets. He ultimately lost to 19th seed Tommy Robredo in the third round, however achieved prize money of US$93,000, almost half of his entire career earnings thus far.
Evans began the year at the 2014 Qatar Open where he came through Qualifying before losing to Ernests Gulbis in the first round. In Melbourne, Evans entered the qualifying competition of the 2014 Australian Open as the 26th seed, however lost in the second round of qualifying to Hungarian Márton Fucsovics.
In February he entered the qualifying stages of the PBZ Zagreb Indoors as the third seed, losing in the final round of qualification to Bjorn Phau, however he received entry to the main draw as a Lucky Loser after the withdrawal of 7th seed Radek Štěpánek. Evans beat Jan Hájek and Michael Berrer in the first two rounds to make his first ever quarterfinal at ATP World Tour level. He then stunned third seed Philipp Kohlschreiber in three sets, overcoming a ranking deficit of 120 places. In the semifinal he lost to Tommy Haas in three tight sets. Despite this loss, he rose to a new career high ranking of 123.
ATP Challenger Tour
Singles: 3 (1-2)
|Winner||1.||29 March 2009||Challenger||The Caversham International, Jersey, Great Britain||Hard||Jan Minář||6–3, 6–2|
|Runner-up||1.||4 August 2013||Challenger||Odlum Brown Vancouver Open, Vancouver, Canada||Hard||Vasek Pospisil||0–6, 6–1, 5–7|
|Runner-up||2.||11 August 2013||Challenger||Comerica Bank Challenger, Aptos, United States||Hard||Bradley Klahn||6–4, 6–7(5–7), 4–6|
Singles: 20 (9-11)
|Winner||1.||9 August 2008||Futures||Great Britain F12, Wrexham, United Kingdom||Hard||Ian Flanagan||4–6, 6–3, 1–0 ret.|
|Winner||2.||16 August 2008||Futures||Great Britain F13, London, United Kingdom||Hard||Daniel Danilović||3–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–2|
|Winner||3.||25 October 2008||Futures||Great Britain F16, Glasgow, United Kingdom||Hard||Marcus Willis||6–2, 3–1 ret.|
|Runner-up||1.||16 October 2009||Futures||Great Britain F15, Roehampton, United Kingdom||Hard||Yannick Mertens||0–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||2.||3 May 2010||Futures||Italy F7, Viterbo, Italy||Clay||Guillermo Hormazabal||7–5, 3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||3.||20 September 2010||Futures||Great Britain F13, London, United Kingdom||Hard||Daniel Cox||1–6, 1–6|
|Runner-up||4.||13 September 2010||Futures||Great Britain F14, Nottingham, United Kingdom||Hard||Joshua Milton||1–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||5.||18 October 2010||Futures||Great Britain F16, Glasgow, United Kingdom||Hard||Matthew Ebden||2–6, 6–3, 3–6|
|Runner-up||6.||25 October 2010||Futures||Great Britain F17, Cardiff, United Kingdom||Hard||Jürgen Zopp||4–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||7.||7 March 2011||Futures||Great Britain F3, Tipton, United Kingdom||Hard||Yannick Mertens||2–6, 6–7(6–8)|
|Runner-up||8.||14 March 2011||Futures||Great Britain F4, Bath, United Kingdom||Hard||Michael Ryderstedt||6–1, 6–7(6–8), 3–6|
|Runner-up||9.||4 April 2011||Futures||Thailand F2, Khon Kaen, Thailand||Hard||Danai Udomchoke||2–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||10.||11 July 2011||Futures||Great Britain F10, Frinton, United Kingdom||Grass||Josh Goodall||3–6, 2–6|
|Winner||4.||21 January 2012||Futures||Great Britain F2, Sheffield, United Kingdom||Hard||David Rice||6–2, 6–0|
|Winner||5.||11 August 2012||Futures||Great Britain F13, London, United Kingdom||Hard||Daniel Cox||6–2, 7–5|
|Winner||6.||8 September 2012||Futures||Great Britain F15, London, United Kingdom||Hard||Joshua Milton||6–3, 6–1|
|Winner||7.||16 September 2012||Futures||Great Britain F16, Nottingham, United Kingdom||Hard||Richard Bloomfield||7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)|
|Winner||8.||10 March 2013||Futures||Great Britain F6, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom||Hard||Marcus Willis||7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–1)|
|Runner-up||11.||11 March 2013||Futures||Great Britain F7, Bath, United Kingdom||Hard||Edward Corrie||3–6, 6–7(4–7)|
|Winner||9.||18 May 2013||Futures||Sweden F3, Båstad, Sweden||Clay||Grzegorz Panfil||6–4, 7–6(7–4)|
Doubles: 17 (7-10)
|Runner-up||1.||15 October 2007||Futures||Great Britain F20, Glasgow, United Kingdom||Hard||Ladislav Chramosta|| Josh Goodall
|Winner||1.||5 May 2008||Futures||Great Britain F8, Edinburgh, United Kingdom||Hard||Joshua Milton|| Diego Alvarez
|Runner-up||2.||20 October 2008||Futures||Spain F36, Martos, Spain||Hard||Daniel Cox|| Kamil Capkovic
|4–6, 5–2 ret.|
|Runner-up||3.||2 February 2009||Futures||France F2, Bressuire, France||Hard||Marcus Willis|| Olivier Charroin
|Winner||2.||9 March 2009||Futures||Great Britain F3, Tipton, United Kingdom||Hard||Henri Kontinen|| Scott Oudsema
|6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–4), [10–4]|
|Runner-up||4.||10 May 2010||Futures||Italy F8, Pozzuoli, Italy||Clay||Laurynas Grigelis|| Juan-Martin Aranguren
|Winner||3.||13 September 2010||Futures||Great Britain F14, Nottingham, United Kingdom||Hard||Lewis Burton|| Sean Thornley
|7–5, 1–6, [13–11]|
|Winner||4.||20 September 2010||Futures||Great Britain F15, Wrexham, United Kingdom||Hard||Lewis Burton|| David Rice
|Winner||5.||18 October 2010||Futures||Great Britain F16, Glasgow, United Kingdom||Hard||Lewis Burton|| Matthew Ebden
|7–6(7–1), 3–6, [10–6]|
|Winner||6.||25 July 2011||Futures||Great Britain F16, Glasgow, United Kingdom||Hard||Liam Broady|| Lewis Burton
|7–6(7–3), 4–6, [10–7]|
|Runner-up||5.||17 October 2011||Futures||Great Britain F16, Glasgow, United Kingdom||Hard||Andrew Fitzpatrick|| Fabio Colangelo
|4–6, 6–2, [13–15]|
|Runner-up||6.||2 July 2012||Futures||Great Britain F9, Manchester, United Kingdom||Hard||Tom Burn|| Josh Goodall
|Runner-up||7.||16 July 2012||Futures||Great Britain F11, Felixstowe, United Kingdom||Hard||Tom Burn|| Lewis Burton
|Runner-up||8.||16 July 2012||Futures||Great Britain F11, Felixstowe, United Kingdom||Hard||Tom Burn|| Andrew Fitzpatrick
|Runner-up||9.||28 January 2013||Futures||Great Britain F11, Sheffield, United Kingdom||Hard||Andrew Fitzpatrick|| David Rice
|Winner||7.||11 March 2013||Futures||Great Britain F7, Bath, United Kingdom||Hard||Lewis Burton|| Jan Minar
|5–7, 6–1, [10–5]|
|Runner-up||10.||18 March 2013||Futures||Great Britain F8, Sunderland, United Kingdom||Hard||Lewis Burton|| Daniel Smethurst
Grand Slam singles performance
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- "Evans misses out on junior semis". BBC Sport. 24 January 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
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- "Aegon Trophy: Dan Evans beats fellow Briton Brydan Klein". BBC Sport. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
- "Pliskova and Ebden dash British hopes at the Aegon Trophy". LTA. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
- "Dan Evans earns Wild Card into the Aegon Championships". LTA. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
- "Aegon Championships: Britain's Dan Evans shocks Guido Pella". BBC Sport. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
- "Aegon Championships: Rain halts Murray comeback". BBC Sport. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
- "Timely show from Dan Evans as Aegon reinvest in British 'golden era'". The Guardian. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
- "Dan Evans: Briton into maiden ATP Tour semi-final in Zagreb". BBC. 16 February 2014.
- "Tennis: Dan Evans reaches new rankings high". BBC. 16 February 2014.
- Dan Evans at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Dan Evans at the International Tennis Federation
- Dan Evans at the Davis Cup
- LTA profile