Andy Murray vs Dan Evans: British No1 admits to being ‘lucky’ after edging Scot at Battle of the Brits

The world No27 beat the three-time Grand Slam winner in a tie break after splitting two sets

Jack Rathborn
Saturday 27 June 2020 15:05
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Dan Evans admits he got “lucky” against Andy Murray after edging the former world No 1 in the Battle of the Brits semi-finals.

The British No 1 beat the three-time Grand Slam winner 1-6 6-3 10-8 in a fiercely-contested match at the LTA’s National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.

After weathering a storm early on, which saw the Scot race into a one-set lead, Evans, the world No 27, showed off his sublime shot-making, prevailing in the tie-break with stunning backhand winner down the line to draw an end to the draining two-hour contest.

“I started to come forward a bit more on my slice especially,” Evans told Amazon Prime.

“He did a lot good in the first set. In the end it came down to the big points.

Evans hits a forehand on the run

“I got a little lucky today but I’m just happy to come through.”

“I was surprised how well he was executing. I wasn’t too down going to the chair after the first set, I just needed to change a few things.

Evans and Murray embrace after their match

“He was playing big tennis on the break points. I stuck with it. You always know with Andy he’s going to come out with top tennis.

“I hung in there and that’s how it goes sometimes.”

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