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


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".

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?

None. But he has reached two finals on the ATP Tour. His first final came in 2017 when he beat Dominic Thiem on the way to the title decider in Sydney, before losing out to Gilles Muller of Luxembourg. In 2019, he reached his second Tour final in Delray Beach, Florida, beating Frances Tiafoe and John Isner en route before losing to Radu Albot in a final-set tiebreak. He also won the Battle of the Brits during lockdown this summer, beating Andy Murray on the way to the title.

Who is Evans’ coach?

Dan Evans is coached by Mark Hilton. Briton Hilton, a former player, has coached a number of British players, including Liam Broady and Kyle Edmund.

What is 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.

What is his career-high ranking?

Evans reached his career-high ranking of No 28 in February, 2020, after he made the semi-finals of the ATP event in Dubai, beating Fabio Fognini and Andrey Rublev before going down to Stefanos Tsitsipas.

How much career prize money has Evans won?

According to his profile on the ATP Tour website, Evans has won $3,142,589 since the start of his career, in singles and doubles.

Why does 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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