With his sneaky tactics, his surprising speed and outstanding defensive game, Dan Evans has a way to get under his opponents’ skin. He’s not the most powerful or the most imposing, but his game is venomous, taking down even the strongest opponents one by one. His victim list is impressive: Alexander Zverev, David Goffin, Fabio Fognini, Andrey Rublev… Dan has risen to become Great Britain’s No. 1 tennis player, entering the ATP Top 30 and currently ranked No. 34. In 2015, he was part of the first Great Britain Davis Cup winning team in 79 years. He may not have won an ATP title yet, but it’s just a matter of time, as he has two finals to his name (Sydney 2017 and Delray Beach 2019). This year, he reached the semi-final in Dubai, only falling to Stefanos Tsitsipas. Counterpunching, drop shotting, volleying… he can do it all. Can he bite into one of the UTS Lightening trophies next?Watch live
Evans is an excellent strategy player, knowing when to use which shot when, how to move the opponent around, and bring him to the net.
Evans makes up for his average power with well-executed counterpunch shots, which allows him to gradually take advantage of the point and attack when the time is right.
Evans has exceptional court coverage, thanks to his speed and capacity to anticipate. This makes him an excellent defensive player.