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Nottingham | Evans maintains momentum

Nottingham | Evans maintains momentum

Dan Evans moved into the quarter-finals of the Nottingham Open thanks to a 7-5 7-6(2) victory over seventh seed Sergiy Stakhovsky.

Evans, 28, is continuing his comeback after serving a year’s ban for taking cocaine and his latest victory comes after he reached the semi-finals of the Surbiton Trophy last week and the last 16 of the Loughborough Trophy at the end of May.

Unseeded Evans, who is ranked 530th in the world, plays 22-year-old Canadian Brayden Schnur in the last eight.

The Briton, who reached the third round of Wimbledon in 2016, gained a career-high ranking of 41 in March 2017, a month before he tested positive for cocaine at an event in Barcelona.

However his compatriot Alex Ward went out in the second round with a 6-4 6-3 loss to Marcel Granollers of Spain.

Brothers Ken and Neal Skupski moved into the semi-finals of the men’s doubles with a 6-3 6-4 success against the duo of Mats Moraing of Germany and Canada’s Peter Polansky.


About The Author

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.


  1. Leontia Kerr

    Another drug user. This is a big fat NO NO just like Maria Sharapova


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