Dan Evans eyes world top 20 ranking after claiming his first ATP 500 title with 7-5, 6-3 victory over Tallon Griekspoor in Citi Open in Washington
- Dan Evans beat Tallon Griekspoor in two sets to win the Citi Open in Washington
- It was his first ATP 500 title and now he is eyeing a world top 20 rankings berth
- His stunning week came after a seven-match losing streak dating back to April
Barely anyone in tennis saw this win coming — and Dan Evans definitely did not after a spell the Brit called ‘embarrassing’.
But after triumphing at the ATP 500 event in Washington for the biggest title of his career, Evans is on the verge of the world top 20 for the first time.
‘To do the work I’ve done and to stick with it and come through is amazing,’ said Evans. ‘The last game sort of summed up my week. I got out of trouble.’
Evans beat Frances Tiafoe and Grigor Dimitrov on his way to the final, which he won after a rain stoppage.
Dan Evans was ecstatic after winning the first ATP 500 title of his career at the Citi Open
He beat Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands 7-5, 6-3, after previously being on a seven-match losing streak earlier this year