DAVIS CUP TIES25
Last updated: 28/11/2023
DAVIS CUP TIES 25
Last updated: 28/11/2023
SURFACE: Grass and Hard
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SURFACE:Grass and Hard
Get to know Dan Evans
Dan Evans is the current men’s British No.2. Since turning pro in 2008, Evans has enjoyed a climb up the ATP rankings, achieving a career-high of world No.21 in singles in 2023 and world No.52 in the doubles in 2021.
Evans has picked up one ATP 500 title in Washington, one ATP 250 title in Melbourne, nine ATP Challenger titles and 13 ITF Future titles throughout his singles career. Also an experienced doubles player, Evans has claimed seven ITF Future doubles titles.
Since making his debut against Poland in 2009, Evans has become an established member of Great Britain’s Davis Cup team - representing his country in 22 ties and being a part of the winning Davis Cup team in 2015.
He is supported by the LTA Men’s Elite Programme – which aims to deliver support for the highest performing players, who are targeting major tournament success.
- Nickname: Evo
- Place of birth: Birmingham
- Lives: Cheltenham
- Trains: National Tennis Centre
- Likes: Playing golf (off 9 handicap), playing pool and going to the cinema
- Family: Father David is an electrician and mother Bernadette is a nurse. Has two sisters Clare and Laura
Started playing squash first before playing tennis at 7-years-old with his father
Evans secured victory for Great Britain against Australia in the Davis Cup Finals Group Stages in Manchester with a 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 win over world No.12 Alex De Minaur.
The British No.2 reached the third round of the US Open for th fifth time in 10 years but lost to world No.1 and reigning champion Carlos Alcaraz 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
Evans kicked off his US hard court swing by securing the second ATP title of his career at the Citi Open in Washington.
After dropping the opening set in his first round match against Gregoire Barrere, Evans became a dominant force - taking out the likes of Frances Tiafoe and Grigore Dimitrov to reach the final where he took on Tallon Griekspoor. In a battle for the title, Evans triumphed to a 7-5, 6-3 victory to clinch the biggest title of his career so far.
Evans lost in the opening round of Wimbledon to France's Quentin Halys 6-2, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-4 over two days.
Onto the grass court season and Glasspool teamed up with fellow Brit Lloyd Glasspool for the cinch Championships doubles event where they reached the quarter-final before losing out to eventual champions Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek 6-4, 6-4.
He also competed in the singles event where he lost in the first round to Sebastian Korda 6-4, 7-5.
Evans headed to the French Open where he unfortuantely suffered a first round defeat to Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis, 6-4 6-4 6-4.
Evans reached his first ATP semi-final of the season at the Grand Prix Hassan II. The Brit secured straight set wins against Alexei Popyrin and Andrea Vavssori in the opening rounds before being beaten by Spain's Roberto Carballes Baena 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Evans then went on to hit a personal milestone when he reached his first ATP 500 clay court semi-final in Barcelona in April. The Brit knocked out Matteo Arnaldi, world No.12 Karen Khachanov and Francisco Cerundolo en route to the semi before losing out to eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz 6-2, 6-2.
Evans received a first round bye at Indian Wells and faced an all-British battle in the second round against rising star Jack Draper, where Evans lost out in a 6-4, 6-2 defeat. He also joined forced with Australia's John Peers for the doubles event - making it to the Round of 16 before being defeated 3-6, 7-6(3), 10-6 by Jamie Murray and Michael Venus.
Evans was selected to represent Great Britian in the Davis Cup qualifying tie against Colombia. During the Qualifiers, Evan faced a tough first match against Nicolas Mejia, where he lost out in a 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 defeat. Evans then joined forces with Neal Skupski for the doubles rubber, where they defeated former world number ones Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-4 6-4 to help send Great Britain through to the Davis Cup Finals group stages
Evans teamed up with fellow Brit Jonny O'Mara for the doubles at the Qatar Open, where they enjoyed a run to the semi-final. Unfortunately, they were denied a spot in the final after a 6-4, 6-3 defeat by Matthew Ebden and Rohan Bopanna..
Evans was selected to represent Great Britain at the inaugural United Cup - helping Great Britain to finish top of Group D with wins against Australia and Spain, before losing out to a dominant United States team in the Sydney City Final.
Evans sailed through to the third round of the Australian Open, having overcome Facundo Bagnis and Jeremy Chardy in the opening two rounds. Here, he faced world No.6 Andrey Rublev and eventually bowed out of the tournament after a 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 defeat.
Evans concluded 2022 in good form, where he reached the quarter-finals of the Rakuten Japan Open doubles event alongside John Peers and were unfortunately defeated by Mackenzie McDonald & Marcelo Melo 6-2, 6-7(5), 10-6.
He then progressed to the quarter-finals in Antwerp after defeating Frenchman Constant Lestienne in straight-sets before losing out to second seed, and the world No.9, Felix Auger-Aliassime.
In September, Evans opened his US Open campaign with a straight-sets victory against Jiri Vesely before overcoming Australia’s James Duckworth in four sets to advance to the third round. However, he fell short to the world No.16 Marin Cilic after a valiant performance, losing 7-6(11), 6-7(3), 6-2, 7-5.
Later that month, he went on to represent Great Britain at the Davis Cup Finals group stages in Glasgow. The British No.2 won one of two singles rubbers, against Dutch star Tallon Griekspoor, as the Brits finished third in their group.
Evans began August at the Citi Open, where he claimeda win over compatriot Kyle Edmund and a retirement from reigning Indian Wells champion Taylor Fritz, that saw him storm into the quarter-finals where he bowed out to Yoshihito Nishioka 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-5.
He then went head-to-head with Fritz once again in Montreal as he sailed through the rounds at the National Bank Open, defeating his second consecutive American opponent, Tommy Paul, to progress to the semi-finals. However, Evans lost out to eventual champion Pablog Carreno-Busta 7-5, 6(7)-7, 6-2.
In June, Evans made history at the Rothesay Open Nottingham – lifting his second trophy to become the joint leading title holder in Nottingham. After defeating Jack Sock in the semi-finals, Evans went on to claim a 6-4, 6-4 win over Jordan Thompson to wrap up the title without dropping a set.
Evans got his year off to a flying start, clinching big wins over Denis Shapovalov and John Isner at the ATP Cup before progressing to the semi-final at the Sydney Tennis Classic.
He then went on to compete at the Australian Open, where he reached the third round before losing out to ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime in a 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 defeat.
Evans equalled his best Grand Slam result, reaching the fourth round at the US Open before losing out to eventual champion Daniil Medvedev. This performance took Evans to a new career-high ranking of 23.
Evans was named joint Men’s Player of the Year in 2020 at the LTA Tennis Awards.
In June, Evans reached the quarter-finals of the Viking Open Nottingham and the cinch Championships in the build up to Wimbledon.
April saw Evans reach his first doubles Masters 1000 final with compatriot Neal Skupski at the Miami Open, where they lost out to Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic. During this time, Evans broke into the Top 100 in the doubles rankings for the first time.
The following week, Skupski and Evans made their second consecutive doubles final at the Monte-Carlo Masters but were beaten once again by Pavic and Mektic.
In the singles event in Monte-Carlo, Evans recorded the biggest win of his career by defeating world No.1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets, before going on to reach his first Masters 1000 singles semi-final.
In February won his first ATP Tour title at the Murray River Open in Melbourne and on 26 February reached a career high ranking of world No.22.
In January, Evans was beaten by fellow Brit Cam Norrie in the opening round of the Australian Open.
Standout performer for GB in inaugural ATP Cup. Reached the quarter-finals of the Rotterdam Open in February, and semi-finals of Dubai Championships also in February. Rewarded with career high ranking of 28 in March before the Covid-19 suspension. Continued to impress after tennis resumed in 2020 and reached the semi-finals of the European Open in Antwerp in October, before progressing to the semi-finals of the Vienna Open the following week.
Started the year ranked No.192. Posted a 10-match win streak in claiming his first ATP Challenger titles in Great Britain – both on grass in Surbiton (d. Troitski) and Nottingham (d. Donskoy) before falling 1R Queens to Wawrinka; Won 32 of 39 matches this season (outside of clay) going into QF Eastbourne; started the year qualifying for the Australian Open where he pushed defending champion Federer to two TBs in first two sets; reached final of $100k ATP Challenger in Quimper straight after; then reached his second ATP Tour level singles final of Delray Beach in Florida, upsetting No.2 seed Isner, No.3 Tiafoe and No.6 Seppi before falling to Albot in the final missing championship point 36 63 76(7); SF at ATP Indian Wells Challenger; won one match in four clay court events before returning to grass.
Returned from ban at Glasgow Challenger on April 28 with a wildcard and qualified into the main draw, falling to the No.8 seed; went one better next event at ATP Challenger in Loughborough before coming on strong on the grass qualifying for Surbiton reaching the SFs and reached the Nottingham final; won ATP Challenger in Vancouver as a qualifier ranked 310.
- Made his Tour debut at 2008 Queens; played Wimbledon main draw singles four times in his career (starting 2009) entering 2019.
- Best results apart from ITF/ATP Challenger tour early in his career came in Davis Cup, starting in 2012 where After returning home to represent GB in his third Davis Cup tie against Slovakia, Evans enjoyed two memorable singles wins against higher ranked opponents (against Lacko and in the deciding fifth rubber in a five set thriller over Klizan) to lead the British team into the quarter-finals of the Euro/Africa Zone Group I.
- Lifted a career-first ATP title at the 250 event in Melbourne in 2021
- In August 2023, Evans earned the biggest title of his career after being crowned an ATP 500 champion in Washington and also achieving a career high ranking of world No.21
Member of GB team that won World Junior Tennis Competition in Czech Republic in 2004.
Who is Dan Evans’ coach?
Evans is currently coached by Sebastian Prieto from Argentina. The pair began working together in 2021, with Prieto previously having coached 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro (ARG).
When did Dan Evans start playing tennis?
Evans was nine when he started playing tennis. Before he played tennis, Evans began playing squash age seven at the local West Warwickshire Sports Club in Solihull.
Has Dan Evans played for Great Britain in the Davis Cup?
Yes, Evans has represented Great Britain 22 times in the Davis Cup. He made his debut in 2009 against Poland, playing two singles matches. He lost both matches in straight sets, losing to Jerzy Janowicz and later Michal Przysiezny.
When did Dan Evans win his first title?
Evans won his first ATP singles title at the start of 2021 in Melbourne, where he beat Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) in the final. He won his first ITF Futures singles title in 2008. In doubles he won his first ITF Futures event also in 2008.
What has Dan Evans won?
Evans' won 23 singles titles over his career: one ATP 250 event, nine ITF Challengers and 13 ITF Futures. He's also won seven ITF Futures doubles titles.
*ATP Challenger and ITF titles have been combined in the overall ITF titles on this page
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