Home favourite Evans reaches Nottingham semis

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Prime-seeded Dan Evans stored alive the house problem on the Nottingham Open on Friday by reaching the semifinals in a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Switzerland’s Marc-Andrea Huesler.

The 32-year-old Brit is looking for his second profession title since turning skilled in 2016 — his solely ATP singles victory got here eventually yr’s Melbourne 2 occasion.

Two different British gamers — Liam Broady and Ryan Peniston — bowed out within the quarterfinal, Broady dropping 7-6 (1), 1-6, 6-4 to Jack Sock of the USA and Peniston dropping 6-3, 6-4 to Alexei Popyrin of Australia.

Jordan Thompson grew to become the second Australian to achieve the final 4 after defeating Mikhail Kukushkin in three units and can play Popyrin subsequent.

Within the girls’s occasion, top-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece misplaced 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil. Tereza Martincova of the Czech Republic and Alison Riske of the USA additionally made it into the semis happening on Saturday.

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