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Delray Beach | Evans makes the last four

Delray Beach | Evans makes the last four

Dan Evans continues to create excitement for British fans as he reaches the semi-finals of Delray Beach after adding Andreas Seppi to his list of victims at the ATP 250 event.

The former British No.2, who qualified for the event and dispatched the defending champion, the third seeded Frances Tiafoe in the opening round, defeated the Italian 6-4 6-4 to reach the last four.

Currently ranked 148, Evans’ run will push him up the ladder into the 120s but he could break into the top 100 if he goes on to claim the title which would be his first on the Tour.

Less than a year ago, Evans found himself with no ranking after being banned for a year following a positive test for cocaine, but on his return he promised to put in the graft and he has certainly lived up to that promise over the last 10 months.

The 28-year-old got off to a fast start, winning the first four games but the experienced 35-year-old Seppi clawed back one of the breaks before Evans pocketed the opening set. He then clinched a vital break at the start of the second, which proved enough to secure another fine victory and a meeting with the second seeded John Isner who beat Adrian Mannarino 7-6(2) 6-4 hitting 24 aces in the 93-minute match.

 






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Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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