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Birmingham's Dan Evans called up for Davis Cup duty

Dan Evans Credit: PA

Birmingham's Dan Evans has been called up to replace Kyle Edmund as Great Britain’s No. 2 singles player for the Davis Cup semifinal against Australia.

Evans is ranked 300th in the world and faces a tough match against an opponent who is more than 250 places above him in the world rankings.

He will take on Australia's Bernard Tomic in the second rubber at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Friday.

Brummie born tennis player Dan Evans out of Queens

Birmingham born Dan Evans - British number two Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

British number two Dan Evans crashed out of the Queen's Club Aegon Championships with a comprehensive straight-sets defeat to South African Kevin Anderson.

Birmingham-born Evans tiptoed past Jurgen Melzer in a three-set first-round upset on Monday, but was unable to repeat the heroics against the tournament's seventh seed.

Rangy Anderson's big serve caused Evans problems throughout, with the world number 18 progressing to the third round 6-2 6-3.


Dan Evans through to maiden ATP Tour semi-final

Dan Evans celebrates a Davis Cup win last year Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Dan Evans is though to his first ever ATP Tour event semi-final, after he beat German 3rd seed, Philipp Kohlschreiber in three sets.

The Birmingham tennis player will face number one seed, Tommy Haas, or Andrey Kuznetsov in the next round of the Zagreb Indoors championship in Croatia.

Evans worked his way into the spotlight of British tennis last year, when he reached the third round of the US Open at Flushing Meadows.