Daniel Evans continues carrying the hopes of Great Britain as he moves into the 3rd round of the Wimbledon 2021 matching his best result so far at the Grand Slam having reached the stage previously in 2016 and 2019.
Evans yet to drop a set at Wimbledon 2021 so far
Evans was up against Dusan Lajovic whom he defeated 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in 1 hour and 56 minutes at the Court No. 1 as the crowd cheered the British No. 1 who advanced into the 3rd round.
Daniel won his second successive straight match victory after having won his first round match against Feliciano Lopez 7-6(4), 6-2, 7-5 to start his campaign at the All-England Club this year.
“I am happy to be through to the third round. It was a tough match and it was good to get it done in 3-straights and it could’ve turned out little difficult at the end of the match so could to come through in straight is an extra bonus and I can take a off tomorrow and get ready for Friday.” said Evans about his performance as he prepares for the next round.
“It’s another difficult match, everything you expect in the third round. He’s a great talent, he’s a great player already. His game suits well to the Grass. It’s 3rd round of the Wimbledon so lot of added pressure. He’s not been in that position before, so there’s a lot of different variables there.
“He’s got a great team with him and they will have him prepared well. So it will be a difficult match so he will be prepared if he wins today, so I will obviously do my best to prepare well and make a game plan.” added Evans about his 3rd round opponent Sebastian Korda who moves into the the 3rd round after defeating Antoine Hoang in straight-sets.
Daniel Evans finds nothing wrong with the Grass courts
The courts at Wimbledon have been debated highly with players slipping more than usual which led to injuries and ultimately withdrawal of Adrian Mannarino and Serena Williams. Nick Kyrgios could have been another forceful withdrawal but he pulled it through to move into the 2nd round after defeating Ugo Humbert in an epic 3.5 hour 5-setter clash.
“It’s grass court tennis, at the start of the tournament, the courts are a little lush, the playing surface and inside the lines are perfectly fines not sloppy, a little bit outside the court can be bit lush but that’s part of the Grass court tennis. No one likes to see anyone fall over but f you wrong footing, that’s sort of a skill to move on Grass.
“I don’t think it’s any sloppier than that would be at this point. I don’t think there’s anything wrong on the court. I was okay with the slip but that’s normal.” added Evans weighing in his opinions about the surface that has been readied for the Championships this season.
Dan Evans will be playing Sebastian Korda in the 3rd round on 2nd July, 2021 in what will be their 1st career meeting.