Dan Evans in the 2022 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, USA
Dan Evans in the 2022 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, USA ¦ (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Tennis | Wimbledon 2023 | Evans looks for improvement in form and confidence against Halys

By Tony Fairbairn at Wimbledon

  • Dan Evans [27] v Quentin Halys
  • H2H: First Meeting
LONDON, ENGLAND – Dan Evans is looking for an improvement in confidence and form after a poor grass court season as the 27th seed takes on Quentin Halys in his Wimbledon opener.


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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Dan Evans [27] v Quentin Halys H2H: First Meeting
Wimbledon 2023 London, England
Grass (O) Prize Money: £55,000
Fourth on Court No.2 (16:30 BST) BBC Sport

After a disappointing grass court season, Dan Evans will look to regain his confidence and form at Wimbledon where he takes on Quentin Halys in his opening round match.


Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2023)

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H2H: Dan Evans (WR 30) Quentin Halys (WR 76)
Tournament Previous Best R3 (2016, 2019) R2 (2022)
1st Serve % 61.1 59.4
Service Games Won % 76 90.3
Break Points Saved % 62.3 71.5
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 50 44.3
Break Points Converted % 36.2 37.3

Evans lack of efficiency on serve has been the problem this season as he has lacked belief in his game at times but the same can’t be said for the Frenchman who has dramatically improved his game on serve.



Playing styles and prediction

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Halys has had a consistent season and deserves credit for the hard work that he has put into improving his serve which has elevated his results this season. After a tricky build-up for Roland Garros, the Frenchman may have found his form after winning a clay court challenger last week. Now Halys will look to take his big serving game onto grass as he aims for a deep run at Wimbledon.

Evans will need to protect his serve as aggressively as possible as he will look to neutralise Halys’ big baseline game by using angles. Meanwhile the Frenchman will look to make a high percentage of first serves as he will look to dominate on serve and try to remain as patient as possible on return as he looks to wait for the perfect opportunity to strike. This will be a tough match for Evans but a best of five set format may be the perfect way for Evans to build up his game as long as he doesn’t rush the tempo of the match.

Prediction: Evans in five sets.



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