Indian Wells: Dan Evans earns hard-fought win over Kei Nishikori

Evans is quantity 22 within the males’s world rankings

British primary Dan Evans beat Kei Nishikori 4-6 6-3 6-4 within the second spherical on the Indian Wells Masters.

Evans recovered a break to get again on stage phrases at 3-3 towards the Japanese within the first set solely to lose his serve once more on the way in which to going a set down.

He recovered to win the second set after a elegant flicked backhand down the road noticed him break Nishikori.

Evans, 31, broke within the seventh recreation of the decider when his opponent netted a forehand earlier than closing out the win.

The Briton needed to present his battling qualities at the beginning of the third set when he confronted two break factors at 15-40 down and duly did in order he held to stage at 1-1.

Evans additionally confronted two break factors when he served for the match however held his nerve to ultimately safe a hard-fought victory in two hours and 48 minutes.

He’ll play Diego Schwartzman within the subsequent spherical after the Argentine overcame American Maxime Cressy 6-2 3-6 7-5.

British quantity two Cameron Norrie is because of face American Tennys Sandgren within the second spherical afterward Saturday in California.

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