Tennis – Davis Cup ’18: Dan Evans Beats Denis Istomin

Dan Evans

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.

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.

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