Dan Evan’s excellent run at the US Open was brought to an end on Saturday night when he was defeated by Spain’s Tommy Robredo.
However, Evan’s had put in another excellent performance and despite his disappointment he has shown that he is good enough to become a regular feature in grand slam draws.
The match lasted 3 hours and 13 minutes and could easily have gone on longer with Evans holding two set points on his own serve to send the match into a deciding set.
Unfortunately Evans found it hard to maintain his intensity against one of the fittest tennis players around.
Robredo was a track runner as a school boy and during this year’s French Open he became the first man since Henri Cochet in 1927 to manage three successive comebacks from two sets down.
After the match Evans said, “It’s a great experience. It’s a good stepping stone but I’m not where I want to be yet, I’m not inside the top 100, so I’ve got some work to do.”