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Sport Evans sweeps into Adelaide quarter-finals

13:50  14 january  2020
13:50  14 january  2020 Source:   skysports.com

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British number one Dan Evans beats Alexander Bublik to reach the quarter finals of the Adelaide International.

Daniel Evans moves past Alexander Bublik on Tuesday to reach the quarter - finals at the Adelaide International. The 22-year-old Paul broke into the Top 100 of the FedEx ATP Rankings last September on the back of winning three ATP Challenger Tour titles and earning his first ATP Masters

a man holding a racket: Dan Evans continued his superb recent form by winning in Adelaide © Getty Dan Evans continued his superb recent form by winning in Adelaide

Dan Evans swept past Alexander Bublik to secure a place in the Adelaide International quarter-finals while Davis Cup team-mate Kyle Edmund also made progress in Auckland.

Evans, fresh from a convincing victory against Juan Londero in the first round, only needed 75 minutes to secure a 7-5 6-2 win over Bublik and book his spot in the last eight.

Kazakhstan's Bublik lost his serve to go down 5-4 in the first set but broke back for 5-5.

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  Great Britain through to ATP quarter-finals Great Britain qualified for the knock-out stage of the inaugural ATP Cup after a 3-0 whitewash against Moldova in their round-robin tie. Tim Henman's team will now meet unbeaten Australia in the last eight in Sydney on Wednesday night (2300 GMT).Dan Evans repeated his form from his victory on Sunday against world No 11 David Goffin on Sunday, wrapping up the tie with a 6-2 6-2 win over Radu Albot in Sydney.The world No 42 saved multiple breaks in the second set to lead 3-1, his passing shots proving too much for the Moldovan.

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Evans, ranked 33 in the world, responded by winning a third break-point to take a 6-5 lead and then served to love to take the opener.

The second set was a more pedestrian affair for the Briton, as he won five of the first six games and served out the match. Evans will now face either third seed Andrey Rublev or Sam Querrey for a place in the semi-finals in Australia.

Kyle Edmund holding a racket: Kyle Edmund recorded his first win of 2020 © Getty Kyle Edmund recorded his first win of 2020 Edmund had to work a little harder for his victory at the ASB Classic in New Zealand, where he was taken to three sets in a rain-affected clash before overcoming Alejandro Davidovich Fokina to record his first win of 2020.

The 25-year-old world No 69 won the first set in relatively-comfortable fashion but saw his opponent hit back in a second set that included a lengthy stoppage for rain when Davidovich Fokina was serving at 5-4 up.

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  Barty stunned by qualifier Brady in straight sets in Brisbane Barty stunned by qualifier Brady in straight sets in BrisbaneWith the tournament moving into the Pat Rafter Arena at the Queensland Tennis Centre following the end of the ATP Cup group stage, Brady had to contend with not only the Australian top seed, who was given a bye to the last-16, but also a vociferous home crowd.

About four weeks later, during his run to the Tiburon Challenger title, Paul had eradicated himself of the bad habit. But other questionable choices remain. Against Bedene in Adelaide , Paul was serving at 6-4, 2-2, 30/40. His wide serve opened up the court, and Paul had a sitting forehand to get to deuce.

Dan Evans will be seeded 30 at the Australian Open in Melbourne - the first time the British number one has earned a seeding at a Grand Slam. Dan Evans needed just an hour and 25 minutes to beat Argentina's Juan Ignacio Londero 6-2 6-4 and reach the second round of the inaugural Adelaide

When play resumed after a break of almost 90 minutes, the Spanish wild card duly wrapped up the set to send the match to a decider, where Edmund emerged triumphant to claim a 6-2 4-6 6-3 win.

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Edmund will face seventh-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino or Italian Andreas Seppi next up.

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