“He doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone” – Cambers on the British No 1 Dan Evans
In the latest episode of “The Volley Podcast”, noted tennis journalist Simon Cambers talks about the current British No. 1 Dan Evans and his own desire to make a breakthrough at the Grand Slams
With Andy Murray‘s slide down the rankings due to injuries, Dan Evans has taken over the mantle of British No. 1 on the ATP tour. Although Evans lost in the third round at Wimbledon, the last couple of years have seen the Brit surge in the rankings after coming back form a doping ban in 2018.
While many may criticize Evans for the lack of a big result at a Grand Slam (he has yet to reach the round of 16 at a major), British journalist Simon Cambers says Evans has nothing to prove to anyone while speaking on the latest episode of “The Volley Podcast”.
“He’s got the ranking. He doesn’t need to own it. He doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone. He’s already had a great career.”
“If Evans is remembered as somebody who was ranked No. 25 but didn’t win anything, he probably would be annoyed”
However, Cambers does state that Evans would be looking to do well at the Slams for his own satisfaction as that is the benchmark that tennis players are judged by.
“I think just for his own good, he wants to get to the back-end of a Grand Slam because what players are judged on these days is how well they do in Grand Slams. If he is remembered as somebody who was ranked No. 25 but didn’t win anything (big), he probably would be annoyed. Because people will never realize just how quite good a player he really was. He would like to win things. He would like to make his mark and no better place for a British player to make his mark than at Wimbledon if he can do it.”