Dan Evans progresses through to the quarter-finals of the Nottingham Challenger with a straight-sets win over Ukraine’s Sergiy Stakhovsky.
Filed: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 16:34 UK
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 16:34 UK
Dan Evans has recorded a hard-fought victory over Sergiy Stakhovsky to reach the quarter-finals of the Nottingham Challenger.
The former British number two is looking to move himself up the ATP standings after a year-long drugs ban and the Birmingham-based player has guaranteed himself a place inside the world’s top 450 next week with a 7-5 7-6 triumph over Stakhovsky.
Both sets at the East Midlands event were competitive but two breaks of serve proved enough for Evans to edge into the lead against a player who has previously defeated Roger Federer at Wimbledon.
Stakhovsky established an early lead in the second but Evans clawed his way back before sealing a tie-break by a 7-2 scoreline.
Evans will now take on Canadian qualifier Brayden Schnur for a place in the last four.
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