Dan Evans arrange a third-round conflict with Carlos Alcaraz on the Shanghai Masters, whereas fellow Brit Cameron Norrie’s struggles continued.
British No 1 Norrie had hoped for a turnaround in kind throughout the Asian swing however, having acquired a first-round bye, he was crushed 6-3 5-7 7-6 (7-4) by American JJ Wolf.
Norrie had been a break up within the deciding set when rain halted the match on Saturday however he was unable to serve it out when it resumed earlier than dropping out in a tie-break.
The highest 10 factors from the epic encounter between Alcaraz and Evans
It was Norrie’s third loss in a row and his tenth from 13 matches courting again to a second-round exit at Wimbledon.
There was higher information for thirtieth seed Evans, who was dominating Mikhail Kukushkin 6-2 3-0 when the veteran Kazakh retired by way of damage.
Alcaraz and Evans performed in an unimaginable level on the Arthur Ashe Stadium which left the pissed off Brit slamming his racket into the bottom
He’ll now get one other shot at high seed and Wimbledon champion Alcaraz.
The younger Spaniard has gained all their earlier three conferences however Evans took a set off him within the third spherical of the US Open final month.
Evans nearly obtained the higher of Alcaraz in what the commentators described as one of many factors of the event on the US Open
Evans produced a battling efficiency however was in the end outclassed by Alcaraz in a four-set third-round traditional on the US Open, which went the way in which of the defending champion 6-2 6-3 4-6 6-3.
The pair, who performed golf collectively at Wimbledon, continuously exchanged realizing seems and grins, such was the standard of the cat-and-mouse tennis on present.
Evans will hope that he can take his first victory in opposition to the world No 2 after they go head-to-head on Monday.
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