British No.1 Dan Evans continues his stunning performance at the Monte Carlo Masters 2021. Day by day, a 30-year-old from Birmingham has been creating personal records on the Mediterranean seashore. He claimed his career’s most significant win after defeating World No.1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets.
Dan Evans Is Proud of Himself After a Set Down Victory Over David Goffin
Evans reached his first-ever ATP Masters 1000 semifinal after a two-hour and 41-minute marathon rally against No.11 seed David Goffin. Brit lost his first set on edge (5-7), but he quickly bounced back to seizing two consecutive sets(6-3, 6-4) to oust the Belgian.
After a mouth-watering clash, Dan Evans said that he felt exhausted and a little bit more pressure compared to the previous match against the 18-time Grand Slam champion.
Evans continued, “I played good today. I felt a bit more pressure today to not [just] win yesterday and give a bad performance today. It wasn’t easy after the match yesterday. I felt really tired afterwards. To get back and focus, was difficult.”
“I am proud of how I came back today, especially with what happened in the first set. I felt (my) concentration wasn’t great, and I am really happy with coming through. Yesterday would not have been worth it with a bad performance today.
He(Goffin) was being aggressive towards me. At the start, I was [having to] retrieve. He got on top, and I could feel that. He had a little chance at the start of the second set, which I got out of, and it just turned it for me, I think,” Brit added.
To confirm his maiden ATP Masters 1000 event’s final spot, Dan Evans will face No.4 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas. Greek leads British Man 2-0 in their head-to-head series.