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Dan Evans' sister: 'The sky's the limit for Dan'

Dan Evans, the 23-year-old tennis player from Birmingham, is through to the third round of the US Open.

Evans, who is ranked number 179 in the world, beat Australian Bernard Tomic, who is ranked just outside the top 50, in four sets, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.

He will now take on Spaniard Tommy Robredo in the third round of the US Open.

Our Sports Correspondent, Steve Clamp, has been to meet Dan's sister, Laura Kitching.

Dan Evans to face Tommy Robredo in third round

Britain's new tennis sensation, Dan Evans, will take on Spaniard Tommy Robredo in the third round of the US Open.

The Birmingham man has surprised the tennis world with his performances so far at this year's tournament - which he only qualified for because another player dropped out.

Tommy Robredo in action at Wimbledon this year Credit: Dominic Lipsinksi/PA Archive/Press Association Images

His defeat of 11th seed Kei Nishikori in the first round earlier this week was Evans' first ever US Open match.

He followed that up by defeating Australian, Bernard Tomic, yesterday - a player whose father blocked a practice session with Evans, claiming he was not good enough.

Nineteenth seed Tommy Robredo beat Marinko Matosevic in four sets in his first round match, and dominated Frank Dancevic in the second round in straight sets.


Father of US Open star from West Midlands describes his son's relaxed attitude to success

Dave Evans is the father of Daniel Evans, who stormed to victory in the the US Open, beating the 11th seed Kei Nishikori in the first round.

Daniel rang his father at 5:00 this morning - he just said "Yeah, I've played well" before moving on to "general chitchat" but Dave says though that "underneath he's going mad."

Factfile on the Brit who is through to the US Open Rd 2

  • Name: Dan Evans
  • Born: 23/05/1990 in Birmingham
  • Ranked: 179 in the world
  • Best ranking: 169
  • Favourite surface: Clay
  • Began playing tennis aged seven
  • Part of the British team that won the World Junior Tennis Competition in the Czech Republic in 2004
  • Coached by Mark Taylor at the Nottingham Performance Academy
  • ATP debut as a wild card at Queen's Club in 2008
  • Grand Slam debut as a wild card at Wimbledon in 2009
  • Davis Cup debut for Great Britain against Poland in 2009
  • One career title Challenger title, in Jersey 2009
  • Nine career Futures titles
  • Lead the British team to victory against Slovakia in a 2012 Davis Cup tie, beating Lukas Lacko and Martin Klizan in the singles matches. Both were ranked significantly higher than him
  • Qualified for the 2013 US Open after three qualifier wins
  • Knocked out 11th seed Kei Nishikori in the first round


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Dan Evans showed 'natural ability' from young age

The former coach of Dan Evans, who knocked the 11th seed out of the US Open, said it was clear from an early age that the British player had a natural ability.

The 23-year-old, who is ranked 179th in the world, clinched a 6-4 6-4 6-2 victory against Kei Nishikori in New York.

Scott Key told ITV News: "I think this a big opportunity for him to take on this as a big move forward in his career. Undoubtedly we all knew he had the talent but I think it's actually having the belief in his own talent and that's what's changing."

Evans to face Tomic in US Open second round

Birmingham's Dan Evans will face Bernard Tomic in the second round of the US Open at Flushing Meadows, after he knocked out 11th seed Kei Nishikori this weekend.

Evans in action earlier this year Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The British number two, from Hall Green, won 6-4 6-4 6-2 to upset the Japanese man in the first round.

Australian, Tomic, came out on top of a thrilling five-set match against Spain's Albert Ramos in his first round match. Tomic was 2-1 down in sets, before claiming the decisive fifth set 6-3.

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