Britain’s Dan Evans has been knocked out of the Dubai Championships after dropping 6-4 4-6 6-4 to Australian Open semi-finalist Aslan Karatsev within the second spherical.
The British No. 1, who misplaced to Roger Federer in Qatar final week struggled early on, however got here again from 4-3, 40-0 all the way down to take the second set. Nevertheless, the Russian’s sturdy run of type meant he seesawed to victory within the ultimate set.
World No. 42 Karatsev will play Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego within the subsequent spherical.
In the meantime, World No. 4 Dominic Thiem suffered a disappointing defeat to South Africa’s Lloyd Harris dropping 6-3 6-4 to the world No. 82.