Daniel Evans, a British professional tennis player is excellently known as Dan Evans who is adept at both the singles and the doubles formats of the sport. He made his Davis Cup debut for Great Britain against Poland in September 2009. He first played squash with his father, aged seven, at the local squash and tennis club, the West Warwickshire Sports Club in Solihull, only falling into tennis by chance a couple of years later. He has a career-high ranking of World No. 25 achieved on 14th June 2021, and is the current British No. 1 in singles. Dan is also well known for reaching a career-high ranking of World No. 52 in doubles on 26th April 2021. He had broken into the “Top 30” of the official ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) singles rankings in February 2021 and had reached the 4th round of the singles event at the 2017 Australian Open. Additionally, he played at the 2021 Mutua Madrid Open, where he defeated Jeremy Chardy and John Millman to reach the last 16.
Dan Evans the survivor on a tough second day for British players at Wimbledon
Dan Evans was the sole British winner on another rain-hit day at Wimbledon. Evans snapped a four-match grand slam losing streak with an impressive 7-6 (4) 6-2 7-5 victory over Feliciano Lopez, leaping and punching the air in delight after the Spaniard’s final volley drifted long. The British number one has had an excellent 18 months on the ATP Tour but the slams have been a different matter, with Evans losing twice in the first round of the French Open and once at the Australian Open since his previous victory in New York last summer.
He said: “It was a good way to come through. It was pretty efficient. I feel I played solid tennis and was more controlled than previous matches over the grass. I had to be ready from the get-go and really focused and be sharp. I felt I was. “It’s tougher to come through these events. Whichever way you look at it, they’re bigger events, they’re better events. This is where you want to win matches.”
- Being a British professional tennis player.
- For reaching a career-high ranking of World No. 52 in doubles on 26th April 2021.
What is the Ethnic Background of Dan Evans?
Dan Evans was born on 23rd May 1990 with the real name of Daniel Evans in Birmingham, England. He is of British nationality and he belongs to British-white ethnic background. Likewise, his religion is Christian and his race is white. He has celebrated his 31st birthday as of 2021 and as per his birthdate, his star sign is Gemini. His father, David Evans is an electrician whereas his mother, Bernadette Evans is a nurse. He has also two older sisters.
How was the Tennis Career of Dan Evans?
- Dan Evans began his tennis career being a member of the British team in 2014 that won the World Junior Tennis competition in the Czech Republic aged 14.
- He won the junior title at Marcq-en-Baroeul in March 2006, putting him at the top of the European under-16 rankings, and was later invited to the Davis Cup tie against the Netherlands, as a hitting partner for Tim Henman and Jamie Murray in April 2007.
- In the following year of June, he had his first win on the ATP tour in the Nottingham qualifier, losing in the second round whereas his first victories on the Futures tour in July, after seven attempts, were at the Great Britain F11 in Felixstowe, where he won two rounds before being beaten in the quarterfinals.
- He reached the quarterfinals of the US Open boys’ singles and won a junior tournament in Paraguay.
- He reached the quarterfinals of the boys’ singles at the Australian Open, where he lost to Yuki Bhambri however he went on to win the fourth junior title of his career in Nottingham.
- Dan later started working at the National Tennis Centre with Paul Annacone in 2008 and reached the quarterfinals of the Bournemouth Futures in May, achieving a ranking of 1339.
- He played in the boys’ tournament at Wimbledon but was suspended until November 2008 by the LTA after he was photographed with Daniel Smethurst at a nightclub in the early hours of the morning.
- He won his first senior title in August 2008, a Futures event in Wrexham, and ended the year by winning the LTA Male Junior Player of the Year award and ranked world No. 477.
- In February 2009, he took part in the play-offs for the British Davis Cup team but lost out to Josh Goodall and Chris Eaton.
- He won the singles title at The Caversham International in March, an ATP Challenger Tour event, rising to an ATP ranking of world No. 305.
- He was granted a wildcard into Wimbledon and was defeated by the 12th seed Nikolay Davydenko whereas he lost in the first round of qualifying for the US Open to Brazilian Julio Silva in August.
- In September, Dan, the British No 5, made his debut as part of the Great Britain Davis Cup squad for the Europe/Africa Zone Group I relegation playoff against Poland.
- He reached the second round of the Caversham ATP Jersey Open in November, where he lost to Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen.
- Dan kicks off his 2010 year by winning his first qualifying tie in Doha, but lost to Steve Darcis in the second qualifying round as well as he succeeded in qualifying for an ATP Tour event for the first time, but lost in the first round of the Heineken Open in Auckland to Michael Lammer.
- Later, he was called to the Davis Cup team in the Europe/Africa Zone Group II tie vs Lithuania in March.
- He also reached the final of three Futures and the semifinal at the Bath Challenger in 2011, which led to the All England Club awarding him a wild card for the Championships.
- His only title of the 2011 year was the Chiswick Futures F11 doubles with Liam Broady in July.
- Dan competed in a number of UK-based ITF Futures tournaments in 2012, securing his first singles title of the year in Sheffield in mid-January, where he defeated David Rice in the final.
- He entered qualifying for the PBZ Zagreb Indoors in Croatia, winning his three qualification matches before ultimately losing in three sets to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the opening round of the main draw.
- He received a qualifying wild card for the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami but lost in straight sets to Bjorn Phau.
- Dan was selected for Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I tie against Belgium in April whereas he was stripped of his funding by the Lawn Tennis Association at the end of the year, having seemingly failed to convince the association of his commitment to the sport.
- Evans was given a last-minute place ahead of Britain’s no. 3, Jamie Baker after not initially being picked for Great Britain’s squad for the Davis Cup tie versus Russia in 2013.
- He played valiantly in his first rubber against world no. 67 Dmitry Tursunov before losing in five tight sets. He also won a clay-court ITF tournament in Bastad, Sweden, where he beat Grzegorz Panfil in the final.
- As well, he was then given a main-draw wildcard for the 2013 Aegon Trophy in Nottingham in June, reaching the quarterfinal stage of the tournament.
- He was also informed that he had been handed a main-draw wildcard at the Queen’s Club, London, for the 2013 Aegon Championships. He won his first-round match comfortably, beating world no. 75 Guido Pella in straight sets.
- He had been a break down at 2-4 in the final set which was the first time Evans had beaten a player ranked in the top 50.
- He also received a wild card into the Wimbledon qualifiers, where he lost in the first round to Spain’s Daniel Munoz-De La Nava and achieved his most impressive victory to date on 26th August at the US Open, beating 11th seed Kei Nishikori in the first round in straight sets, to become one of only six British players to beat a player inside the ATP top 15 in a slam since 1990.
- Evans was picked as Britain’s second singles player in the Davis Cup World Group play-off against Croatia in Umag on clay. He won the dead rubber to help beat Croatia 4-1, and return Great Britain to the World Group for the first time since 2008.
- At the 2014 Qatar Open, he came through Qualifying before losing to Ernests Gulbis in the first round and he entered the qualifying competition of the 2014 Australian Open as the 26th seed, however, lost in the second round of qualifying to Hungarian Marton Fucsovics.
- He entered the qualifying stages of the PBZ Zagreb Indoors as the third seed in February, losing in the final round of qualification to Bjorn Phau, however, he received entry to the main draw as a Lucky Loser after the withdrawal of 7th seed Radek Stepanek.
- Evans played three events in 2015, but in March he was fined £350 for failing to turn up for the F4 Futures event on the Wirral, sparking fears about his commitment.
- He beat Australian Bernard Tomic in the 2013 US Open, which led to his surprise recall to the Great Britain squad for the Davis Cup Semi-Final against Australia.
- He ranked 271 on 15th November, won the Knoxville Challenger on a hard court as well as joined the rest of the Davis Cup team at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Show, where they won the 2015 Team of the Year Award.
- Dan entered the qualifying for the Australian Open in January 2016 and advanced to the main draw of the tournament for the first time in his career where he lost comfortably to 18th seed Feliciano Lopez, winning only five games in three sets.
- He was beaten by Kyle Edmund in the first all-British Challenger final since 2005 at the RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas in February.
- He was also named for the Davis Cup World Group 1st round match against Japan and was named for the Davis Cup quarter-final tie against Serbia on clay.
- He was also offered a place in the Rio Olympics due to several withdrawals, but instead, he continued on the Tour to improve his ranking.
- He defeated 27th seed Alexander Zverev in 4 sets in the second round at the US Open.
- He beat 8th ranked Dominic Thiem at Sydney Apia International in January 2017 before winning the semi-final to meet Gilles Muller in Evans’ first ATP Tour final.
- Dan was the first English-born player to reach a single final there in more than 11 years but lost the match in straight sets.
- He beat Denis Shapovalov before losing to Vasek Pospisil in the 2017 Davis Cup World Group first round against the Canada Davis Cup team.
- In April 2017, he was banned from playing professional tennis due to testing positive for cocaine however he was eligible to return to the professional circuit on 24th April 2018, having completed a one-year ban.
- On 28th April 2018, he returned from his drugs ban defeating compatriot Edward Corrie in the first round of qualifying in an ATP Challenger Tour event in Glasgow.
- Dan reached the final of the 2019 Delray Beach Open but lost to Radu Albot in a third-set tiebreaker as well as he became Britain’s number 1 on 14th October 2019.
- He began the 2020 season by competing in the inaugural ATP Cup and reached a new career-high of No. 33 on 13th January 2020.
- He stunned the seventh seed Andrey Rublev of Russia in the quarterfinals at the Dubai Tennis Championships in Dubai, U.A.E. to advance to the semis in February 2020.
- He also reached the semifinals in Antwerp and Vienna, where he lost to Ugo Humbert and Lorenzo Sonego, respectively. He finished the year ranked No. 33 in the world.
- He earned his first ATP Tour title at the Murray River Open in Melbourne in February 2021 as well as he reached a new career-high ranking of world No. 26 on 8th February 2021 in singles. He lost in the first round to compatriot Cameron Norrie at the 2021 Australian Open.
- He reached his first Masters 1000 final with compatriot Neal Skupski at the 2021 Miami Open in April and entered the top 100 in the doubles rankings for the first time.
- He recorded his first-ever victory over a world number 1 after he beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets at the Monte-Carlo Masters as the victory also meant Evans reached his first Masters 1000 quarterfinal.
- He defeated David Goffin in the quarterfinals as well to reach his first Masters 1000 singles semifinal, where he lost to eventual champion Stefanos Tsitsipas.
- He reached his second Masters 1000 doubles final within two weeks, losing again to 2nd seeded Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic. As a result, he reached a career-high of world No. 56 in doubles on 19th April 2021.
- Moreover, Dan next played at the 2021 Mutua Madrid Open, where he defeated Jeremy Chardy and John Millman to reach the last 16. He lost to 5th seed Alexander Zverev in straight sets.
Who is Dan Evans Dating?
Unmarried tennis player, Dan Evans is in a romantic relationship with his beautiful girlfriend Aleah and she is often seen in the crowds supporting Dan during his tennis matches. There is a greater possibility of his marriage after all he seems happy in his relationship with his girlfriend. Concerning Dan’s sexual orientation, he is straight.
What is the Net Worth of Dan Evans?
The net worth of talented guy Dan Evans is $2 million as of 2021 whereas he has also a fine amount of salary which is around $300,000 per year. He has also won prize money of US$ 3,840,680. With his calm and easy-going personality, he is expected to get more popular in the coming years. Furthermore, his major source of income is from his tennis career. Dan has been sponsored by Wilson Sporting Goods and Luke (a British clothing company).
What is the Height of Dan Evans?
The height of handsome tennis player, Dan Evans is 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm and his body weighs around 75 kg or 165.5 lbs. He has good-looking light brown hair and blue eyes color. His toned physique, short-cropped hair, and affable smile attracted a lot of people towards him. He has a tattoo on his left forearm. Dan’s body build is athletic.