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.

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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."

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Brit Dan Evans out of US Open

Britain's tennis sensation Dan Evans has been beaten by Spaniard Tommy Robredo in the third round of the US Open. He had recorded a shock victory over Bernard Tomic - 17 months after being told he was not good enough to practice with the Australian.