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Evans on his US Open success

Birmingham tennis player Dan Evans says he is confident he can keep performing at the top level after his success at the US Open.

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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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