“Evo”, Andy Murray, Aston Villa: 10 questions about Dan Evans

At 30, Dan Evans is playing the best tennis of his career. Here are the answers to 10 questions you may have about the Briton known to his friends simply as “Evo”.

Dan Evans, Dubai 2020

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”.

Daniel Evans, Roland-Garros, 2020

How many ATP titles has he won?

Evans won his first ATP Tour title with victory in an ATP 250 in Melbourne, where he beat Felix Auger-Aliassime in the final. 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 is currently without an official coach. He was previously 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 reached at least the third round of three of the four Grand Slams; at Wimbledon, the US Open and Australian Open. His best performance came in Melbourne in 2017 when he reached the last 16 of the Australian Open, losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in four sets.

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 26 in February, 2021.

How much career prize money has Dan Evans won?

According to his profile on the ATP Tour website, Evans has won almost $3,500 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.

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