Surbiton | Evans advances to semi as rain affects the schedule
Just two Surbiton Trophy matches were completed on the grass courts on Friday. Dan Evans advanced to the semi-finals for the second straight year after he defeated Spain’s Marcel Granollers, the No.10 seed, 6-4 6-2.
The conditions were difficult so it was good to get the win Dan Evans
The Briton battled back from a break down early in the first set and recorded three breaks of serve in the second to take victory in 69 minutes.
“Marcel is good. I find it hard to play against him and the conditions were difficult so it was good to get the win and I’m looking forward to the semi-finals tomorrow,” said Evans.
Evans’ opponent in Saturday’s semi-final will be Marius Copil who upset No.2 seed Matthew Ebden 6-3 6-2.Meanwhile USA’s Jennifer Brady and Caroline Dolehide won their first women’s doubles title together when they defeated Yanina Wickmayer and Heather Watson 6-3 6-4 in 56 minutes in the doubles final.
The final was played on an indoor hard court at the National Tennis Centre after rain affected Friday’s play at the Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club.
“Any title is good for the confidence and I’m really happy to have played this week with Caroline. We are pretty good friends, we had a lot of fun and we are happy to get the title,” said Brady.
Play will start at the earlier time of 10.30am on Saturday.