Nottingham | British pair Peniston and Evans into last eight

Essex’s Ryan Peniston progressed into the quarter-finals with a 6-4 7-6(4) win over Croatian Borna Gojo on a busy Wednesday at the LTA’s Rothesay Open Nottingham.

Peniston, who also made the last eight at the LTA’s Surbiton Trophy last week, has shone on Centre Court at the LTA’s Nottingham Tennis Centre. The 26-year-old from Essex, who trains at the LTA’s National Tennis Centre in London, was faultless on serve, facing zero break points in one hour and 36-minutes of play.

“It feels pretty good. I was happy to get over the line against Borna. He’s a great player and dangerous on the grass. It feels like I didn’t step off the court at all, so I managed to stay in the groove and play some good tennis. I’m happy to be playing back at home in Britain.”

The 2019 champion and No.1 seed Dan Evans delighted the home crowd on Centre Court with a 7-5 6-0 win over the 2017 finalist Thomas Fabbiano (ITA). The Warwickshire player had beaten the Italian on two previous occasions and extended that record with a lightning-quick 24-minute second set.

“He’s a very good grass court player. He’s got the credentials. It’s a funny surface so you can get a lot of surprises which is why I’m especially happy with that win. It’s good to play in front of the home crowd as they really appreciate the Brits. We don’t get as much time to play at home, so when we do it makes it more special.”

Daniel Evans chasing his second Nottingham title

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