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Dan Evans, Pablo Andujar confirmed for UTS3

Two thirds of the field for this weekend’s UTS3 is now known, with Britain’s Dan Evans and Spaniard Pablo Andujar the latest players to be confirmed.

Daniel Evans, Roland-Garros, 2020 Daniel Evans, Roland-Garros, 2020

Dan Evans of Britain and Pablo Andujar of Spain will make their debuts in Ultimate Tennis Showdown, having signed up for UTS3, which takes place in Antwerp over three days this weekend.

The 30-year-old Evans, ranked No 34 and nicknamed “The Viper”, and the 34-year-old Andujar, ranked No 54 and nicknamed “The Survivor”, join Australian Alex de Minaur – “The Demon” – and Spaniard Feliciano Lopez – “El Torero” – in the six-man field, with two names due to be unveiled later.

Evans, one of the most talented players on the Tour, who is just six places below his career-high ranking of No 28, will be making his debut in the innovative competition, as will Andujar, who was ranked a career-high No 32 in 2013.

Pablo Andujar

Evans and Andujar will join De Minaur in Group 1 of UTS3. All three round robin matches will be played on Friday. The winner of the pool will advance to the final, scheduled on Sunday (9:30PM CET).

Friday October 16 Schedule

  • Match 1 – 6:30 PM CET: Alex De Minaur vs Dan Evans
  • Match 2 – 8:00 PM CET: Pablo Andujar vs Alex De Minaur
  • Match 3 – 9:30 PM CET: Pablo Andujar vs Dan Evans

After the first two editions of UTS were played at the Patrick Mouratoglou Academy in the south of France, UTS3 will be played in Antwerp, from Friday October 16 to Sunday October 18, leading into the European Open, which runs from October 18-25.

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