Dan Evans in the first round of the 2022 US Open, New York
Dan Evans in the first round of the 2022 US Open, New York | (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Washington 2023 | Evans reaches a career high with first ATP 500 crown as he claims victory over Griekspoor

By Ros Satar

  • Dan Evans [9] def. Tallon Griekspoor [12] 7-5 6-3
  • Second ATP title and first at the ATP 500 level
WASHINGTON DC – Dan Evans won a second ATP Tour title, and a first at the ATP 500 level with a straight sets win over Tallon Griekspoor.


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Dan Evans [9] def. Tallon Griekspoor [12] 7-5 6-3

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Not even the rain could dampen a great week for Dan Evans as he capped his resurgent run this week with a second ATP Tour title, and the biggest title of his career to date.

Evans had been on a seven-match losing streak at a tour level, and this time last year, he hit a string of form, so was looking at losing significant ranking points if he couldn’t find a way to move the needle this week.

Fast forward and Evans won 10 sets in a row after coming from a set behind in his opener. Evans had his chances in the opening set of the final to go ahead but could not break Tallon Griekspoor’s defence, even having a break point to take the set, before finally breaking for the lead.

After a competitive start to the second set, the rain and lightning halted proceedings. On the resumption, the match continued to be close until Evans put the hammer down, breaking to love in the penultimate game.

Evans had to fend off four break points before converting his first and only match point.



As reported by ATPTour.com, Evans said: “I wasn’t playing very well and I wasn’t happy with my game. To do the work I’ve done and to stick with it and come through is [amazing].

“The last game sort of summed up my week. I got out of trouble and it was an amazing week. I really appreciate all the support.”

Evans reached the semi-final in Montreal last year, and after a first round exit in Cincinnati, he will have to defend third round points at the US Open, so will need to refocus sharply.

The former British No. 1 will start his campaign in Toronto against Canadian wildcard Gabriel Diallo.



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