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US Open: How far can Dan Evans go?

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British number three Dan Evans has continued his great form and is into the third round at the US Open after beating Bernard Tomic of Australia in four sets.

The world 179 has never got this far in a Grand Slam before and is now looking to emulate the success of fellow compatriot Andy Murray.

The 23-year-old had to go through three qualifying rounds just to get into the competition and will now be relishing his next round tie against world number 19 Tommy Robredo.

The game lasted two hours and 20 minutes and the score was 1-6 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-3. No one expected this scoreline and it was a real shock to everyone.

The five foot nine inch right handed tennis player was born in Birmingham on the 23rd May 1990, has never won a career title and has never got into the top 100 in the world rankings. 

After the match, Evans was critical of his game saying to reporters: "I played well today, but I missed quite a lot, I didn't serve great I don't think.

"I served pretty decent at times when I needed to. In the last match, I was really clinical. I could have been a bit more clinical today. That may be a bit harsh - I just won against Tomic."

If Evans is to battle through and beat Robredo and the next rounds then he could face Roger Federer in the last 16. Federer's form has dropped recently and he is now down to number seven in the world.

However, he is still a world-class tennis player and is definitely no push over.  

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