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Dan Evans sails past Czech Jiri Vesely with a straight sets win 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of the US Open… as the 20th seed becomes the FIFTH Briton to enter the second stage of the competition reaches
- Dan Evans defeated Czech Republic’s Jiri Vesely in the first round of the US Open
- British man No. 2, 32, rode to victory in straight sets and won 6-4, 6-1, 6-1
- Evans became the fifth British player to advance to the second round
- In 30-degree-plus temperatures on Court 10, Vesely struggled with an injury
Dan Evans helped continue British tennis’s excellent record in the first round of the US Open with a 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Jiri Vesely.
The 20th seed saw Vesely of the Czech Republic on a red-hot Court 10 thanks to several beautifully judged passes, which helped the 32-year-old cruise past his opponent and maintain his record of never making it to the first round of the competition.
After a hard-fought first set, Evans blew Vesely away in the second, with the unseeded star visibly stumbling every now and then, before finishing the draw in the final set to advance to the next round – protecting a new record of never losing a match when two setups.
Dan Evans overtook Jiri Vesely 6-4, 6-1, 6-5 to reach the second round of the US Open