HomeTENNISDan Evans follows up Djokovic win by reaching semi-finals in Monte Carlo
Dan Evans follows up Djokovic win by reaching semi-finals in Monte Carlo
April 16, 2021
Dan Evans adopted up his good upset of Novak Djokovic on the Monte-Carlo Masters by beating David Goffin to achieve the semi-finals.
The British No 1 surprised world No 1 Djokovic on Thursday for the largest win of his profession and ensured there was no let down as he battled to a 5-7 6-3 6-4 victory over eleventh seed Goffin on Friday. He’ll face fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas within the semi-final on Saturday.
Evans has now earned as many tour-level clay-court victories and wins at Masters degree this week as in the remainder of his profession mixed and will surpass his career-high rating of 26 subsequent week.
As he had towards Djokovic, Evans started beautifully however Goffin discovered his vary on his forehand on the finish of the opening set, recovering from 3-5 to take it with a run of 4 video games in a row. However he couldn’t keep that degree and Evans solid forward early within the second set, this time holding onto his benefit.
The 30-year-old has a uncommon capability to deliver out his greatest on the greatest moments and he dug in brilliantly to avoid wasting 4 break factors at 4-4 within the deciding set – he saved 15 of 17 through the match. Goffin couldn’t present related fortitude and a wild last shot drew an enormous roar from Evans as he celebrated establishing a last-four encounter with Tsitsipas.