US Open 2020: Dan Evans defeat ends British singles hopes

US Open 2020: Dan Evans defeat ends British singles hopes
Dan Evans failed to emulate last year’s achievement of reaching the third round at Flushing Meadows
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 31 Aug-13 Sept
Coverage: Selected live radio and text commentaries on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Sounds, the BBC Sport website and app.

Dan Evans succumbed to the precocious talent of Frenchman Corentin Moutet in four sets as Britain’s interest in the US Open singles ended on Friday.

The second-round match resumed after Thursday’s rain suspension with Evans looking favourite to go 2-1 up in sets after moving to 4-1 in the tie-break.

But Moutet, 21, battled back to take the third set and then took the fourth to a tie-break having been 4-1 down.

Moutet sealed a 4-6 6-3 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (6-1) win after an Evans error.

The 23rd seed’s exit swiftly followed compatriot Cameron Norrie’s third-round defeat by Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, also on court five.

More to follow.

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