Britain's tennis sensation Dan Evans has been beaten by Spaniard Tommy Robredo in the third round of the US Open. Robredo beat Evans 7-6 (8-6) 6-1 4-6 6-5.
British tennis champion Andy Murray has been following new sensation Dan Evans during his third round match at the US Open.
Evo should be so proud whatever happens from now,amazing fighting,great attitude ,looks fresher than trob.. Never though that would happen!
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.
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.
The sister of the British number three Dan Evans has told Daybreak his success at the US Open is the result of "maturity."
She and her family "broke down in tears" with "complete and utter elation" at Evans' four set win over Bernard Tomic yesterday.
British player Dan Evans' US Open dream continued with victory over Bernard Tomic - 17 months after being told he was not good enough to practise with the Australian.
The 23 year old revealed after reaching the third round of the Grand Slam that last year at the Masters tournament in Miami he had been due to practise with Tomic - only to be told to leave by the Australian's father John.
"I was there playing qualies," Evans said. "His dad sort of fobbed me off and said I wasn't good enough to practise with him. I remembered that."
"We went to practise, it was all booked. I got to the court. His dad said, 'No, no, he's a qualifier, I'm not hitting with you.' It was a bit embarrassing," he added.
Birmingham's Dan Evans has beaten Australia's Bernard Tomic 1-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to progress to the third round of the US Open.
Evans, ranked 179 in the world, was a surprise entry into the second round after an unexpected victory over 11th seed Kei Nishikori on Tuesday.
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."
A British player ranked 179 in the world produced the performance of his life to defeat the 11th seed in the first round of the US Open.
Dan Evans was not even ranked high enough for the qualifying tournament originally but withdrawals got him in and three wins put him in the main draw in New York.
The 23-year-old clinched a 6-4 6-4 6-2 victory against Kei Nishikori - the first British man other than Andy Murray, Tim Henman or Greg Rusedski to beat a top-15 player at a grand slam for more than 20 years.
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova hopes to legally change her surname to Sugarpova for the duration of the US Open - to promote a brand of sweets, according to The Times (£).
The former world No. 1 has approached the Supreme Court of Florida about a “quickie” name-change, but would return to Sharapova after the two-week tournament, sources close to the 26 year old said.
Sharapova plans to wear the logo of the sweets brand - a pair of red lips - on her kit during the last grand slam of the year.
Should the court and the grand slam committee allow Sharapova to proceed, she could be introduced, addressed and have scores called out as Miss Sugarpova for as long as she remains in the event.
The final round of the US Open got off to an extraordinary start after a wayward shot from British hopeful Luke Donald struck a volunteer.
Donald needed a driver to try to reach the par-three third and hooked it well left of the green, where it struck a young woman apparently walking with the group ahead.
She needed medical attention before eventually being helped to her feet by two police officers, with a visibly shaken Donald ensuring she was okay before playing his second shot onto the green and two-putting for bogey.
Playing partner Justin Rose also dropped a shot on the same hole to fall three behind, while Rory McIlroy's frustrations at taking a quadruple-bogey eight on the 11th boiled over when he leant on one of his clubs so hard that he bent the shaft.
Donald and Rose are aiming to claim their first major titles and end a 43-year wait for an English winner of the US Open.
American Shawn Stefani had carded the first ace in a US Open at Merion thanks to a lucky bounce on his four-iron tee shot to the 229-yard 17th.
Steve Stricker, one shot off the lead held by Ryder Cup team-mate Phil Mickelson starting the day, hit his tee shot out of bounds on the par-five second and, after finding the fairway with his second ball, shanked that out of bounds as well.
The resulting triple-bogey eight dropped Stricker four behind Mickelson and South African Charl Schwartzel, the former Masters champion having birdied the first.