“Evo”, Washington, The Viper: Everything you always wanted to know about Dan Evans (but never had time to find out) – updated with Citi Open title
Dan Evans is a British player who just won the biggest title of his career . Here’s everything you need to know about the man known to his friends simply as “Evo”
Who is Dan Evans?
Dan Evans is a British tennis player who competes on the ATP Tour.
What did Dan Evans accomplish at the 2023 Citi Open?
Evans won his first ATP 500 title at the 2023 Citi Open with a straight sets win over Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor in the final. Evans won 7-5, 6-3 to win his second and biggest singles title on the tour.
Evans’ win made him the first Brit to win the title in Washington DC since Tim Henman in 2003. It also turned his recent poor run of form. The Brit came into the Citi Open on a six-match losing streak at the ATP Tour level but scored impressive wins ove second seed Frances Tiafoe and fifth seed Grigor Dimitrov en route to the title.
What did Dan Evans do in Monte Carlo in 2021?
Evans had won just four ATP Tour matches on clay before arriving in Monte Carlo in April 2021, but wins over Dusan Lajovic, Hubert Hurkacz, world No 1 Novak Djokovic and David Goffin secured him a place in the semi-finals of a Masters 1000 event for the first time.
When was Dan Evans born?
Dan Evans was born on May 25, 1990, in Birmingham, England.
Who are his parents?
The Briton’s father, David, is an electrician, while his mother, Bernadette, is a nurse. He has two sisters, Clare and Laura.
How tall is Dan Evans?
According to his profile on the official ATP Tour website, Evans is 1.75m tall, or 5ft 9in”.
How many ATP titles has he won?
Evans has won two ATP singles titles so far in his career. The Brit won his first ATP Tour title with victory in an ATP 250 in Melbourne in 2021, where he beat Felix Auger-Aliassime in the final.
In August 2023, he won the Citi Open, an ATP 500 event, with a straight sets win over Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor.
He reached his first Tour final in Sydney in 2017 and also finished runner-up in Delray Beach in 2019, where he beat Frances Tiafoe and John Isner before losing to Radu Albot in a final-set tiebreak. He also won the Battle of the Brits during lockdown last summer, beating Andy Murray on the way to the title.
Who is Dan Evans’ coach?
Dan Evans does not have a coach as per the ATP website as of August 7, 2023. He was earlier coached by Sebastien Prieto, who previously worked with Juan Martin del Potro. Prior to that, he was coached by Mark Hilton, a former British player, who has coached a number of British players, including Liam Broady and Kyle Edmund.
What is Dan Evans’ best result at a Grand Slam?
Evans has made it to the fourth round at the Grand Slams on two occasions. He reached the last 16 at Slam for the first time in 2017 when he lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in four sets at the Australian Open. He matched that performance when he reached the last 16 at the US Open in 2021.
What is Evans’ highest ranking?
After winning the 2023 Citi Open, Evans climbed to a new career-high ranking of No 21 in the world. You can find his current ranking and rnaking history on his ATP Tour profile page.
The win over Tallon Griekspoor 🇳🇱 was Dan Evans 🇬🇧 61st win over a top 50 player in his career— TheTennisTalker (@TheTennisTalker) August 7, 2023
Top 10 wins: 6
Top 20 wins: 25
Top 50 wins: 61 pic.twitter.com/6o53oYm5uv
Why did Dan Evans not have a ranking in early 2018?
Dan Evans was banned from the ATP Tour for a year after he failed a drugs test during an event in Barcelona in 2017, when traces of cocaine were found in his washbag. He returned to the Tour without a ranking but made his way right back up, and peaked at a career-high No 22 in September 2021.
How much career prize money has Dan Evans won?
According to his profile on the ATP Tour website, as of August 7, 2023, Evans has won $7.5 million since the start of his career, in singles and doubles.
Why did Dan Evans have the nickname “The Viper” for UTS3?
On the Tour, Evans is known simply as “Evo” but he’s called “The Viper” for UTS3 because he gets under the skin of his opponents through his variety.
What hobbies does he have?
Evans played squash before starting tennis at the age of seven. He is a single-figure handicapper in golf and he is a big fan of his local football club, Aston Villa, who play in the Premier League.