Evans has previously shone on the Davis Cup stage, beating the likes of Lukas Lacko, Martin Klizan and most recently, in April, Evgeny Donskoy, but has never been able to replicate the form on tour.
Nieminen’s scalp is the biggest win of Evan’s tour career, but that will be immediately surpassed if he can do the unthinkable and beat Del Potro.
Evans also found out today that he had been named among the wildcards for Wimbledon qualifying, missing out on a wildcard entrant into the main draw as the LTA will not award them to players outside the top 250.
The Queen’s Club Centre Court crowd saw Andy Murray’s return from the back injury which saw him retire at the Rome Masters and miss the French Open.
But they did not get to see as much of him as they would of liked as the match was repeatedly interrupted by rain.
They came off for good as Andy lead 6-3, 2-2 against the man who knocked him out at the same stage last year, Nicolas Mahut.
Thanks to everyone who came out to support today in the cold wet weather! Was very slippy out there… See you again tomorrow..
Aegon Nottingham Challenge, Nottingham; Challenger Series
David Rice could not repeat yesterday’s upset as he was knocked out in round two of the Aegon Nottingham Challenge by the eighth seed Go Soeda.
Rice could not push on from winning the first set against his opponent ranked 372 places above him, losing 3-6, 6-1 6-2.
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