Tennis – Davis Cup ’18: Dan Evans Beats Denis Istomin
With a triumph over Denis Istomin, Dan Evans put Great Britain ahead in their Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan in a holding opening singles rubber.
Playing for Great Britain, out of the blue since coming back from a year drug ban, Evans beat world number 60 Istomin 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 0 6-4 7-5.
— Dan Evans Fan Page (@DanEvansFanPage) 14 September 2018
Cameron Norrie goes up against Jurabek Karimov in Friday’s second singles rubber.
A doubles match takes on on Saturday before Sunday’s reverse singles in the best-of-five-game tie in Glasgow.
With a redid Davis Cup being presented one year from now, this tie is not any more about relegation from the first class World Group. Rather, whoever wins will be seeded in the new rivalry in February.
Denis Istomin on Dan Evans: ‘I think the ranking system, it’s not that great. When you have to start from the beginning you have to play Challengers & if you play Challengers you get like 80 points – it’s the same like if you do two rounds in a Grand Slam.’
— George Bellshaw (@BellshawGeorge) 14 September 2018
6 match points for Dan Evans and he finally does it, beats world no. 60 Istomin 7-5 in deciding set. Best win since his comeback and seems wrong he will get no ranking credit for it.
— Mike Dickson (@Mike_Dickson_DM) 14 September 2018
Dan Evans won the opening rubber of his #DavisCup play-off match against Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in five thrilling sets to hand Great Britain a 1-0 lead 🎾👏✍👉👉👉 https://t.co/Uq7eazUGTe pic.twitter.com/rWvqnqNtKV
— Sky Sports Tennis 🎾 (@SkySportsTennis) 14 September 2018
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