British tennis player Dan Evans banned following positive drug test

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British tennis player Dan Evans who is from Birmingham has been banned from playing the game professionally for one year following his positive test for cocaine in April, the International Tennis Federation has announced.

Evans, who is currently ranked third in the UK men's rankings and 50th in the world, said: "I made a mistake and I must face up to it."

The 27-year-old, who played a key role in Britain's victorious 2015 Davis Cup campaign, announced the failed test at a news conference at Queen's Club in London saying his taking of the drug was "out of competition and completely unrelated to tennis".