Daniel Evans

Born May 23, 1990
Nationality England England
Nickname Dan, Evo

Daniel Evans is a tennis player from Great Britain. He was part of the winning team of the British Davis Cup in 2015, World number 26 as of April 12, 2021 and is currently the best player in the UK. In September 2009 Evans made his Davis Cup debut in the UK against Poland. In 2012-2013, Evans won twice against Slovakia and Russia and helped Great Britain qualify for the Davis Cup World Group.

David, Evans’ dad, is an electrician and his mother Bernadette is a nurse, and he has two elder sisters. At the age of 7, Evans played squash at the West Warwickshire Sports Club in Solihull with his father. Then by accident, some years later, he was into tennis. When Evans got to handle his favorite racket, it became apparent that he had some skills. He started to learn seriously and moved to Edgbaston Priory when he was ten years old. By the time he turned 13, Evans had lived with a foster family in Loughborough University at the LTA Academy.

Dan Evans plays a defensive game focusing on defense coverage. Evans’ exceptional advantage is strong arms. His game typically entails hitting and pushing adversaries from the baseline until they have a chance to start and strike. He was considered a tactical, adaptable player. He was capable of examining vulnerabilities in his diversity and disrupting the flow of opponents. Sometimes he uses the rear-hand slit to neutralize the speed of rallies and even the drop shot to put adversaries to the net.

At the 2017 Australian Open, Evans reached the fourth round after defeating the seventh seed Marin Čilić. He also made five third-round appearances. He won against Kei Nishikori and Bernard Tomic in the 2013 US Open as a qualifier. At the Wimbledon 2016, Wimbledon 2019, and 2019 US Open, he beat the 27th seed, Alexandr Dolgopolov.

Evans was named as the ‘bad boy’ of British tennis due to his unprofessional actions. At the Junior Wimbledon 2008, Evans went clubbing the night before a doubles game with Dan Smethurst. Evans was seen as a significant potential. However, his LTA coaches found his engagement frustratingly inconsistent over the years. In 2012 Evans’ reputation was perceived as someone who enjoys going out at night and drinking.

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