Indian Wells: Diego Schwartzman beats Dan Evans to maneuver into the final 16

Dan Evans lifted his first ATP Tour trophy this 12 months in Melbourne, and was a semi-finalist on the ATP Masters 1000 occasion in Monte Carlo in April

Diego Schwartzman fought again from a set and a break right down to beat Britain’s Dan Evans within the third spherical of the Indian Wells Masters in California.

Evans was two service holds away from victory however the eleventh seeded Argentine recovered to seal a 5-7 6-4 6-0 win.

Schwartzman led 5-2 within the first set earlier than Evans gained 5 video games in a row, however within the second set Evans held a 4-2 benefit and Schwartzman got here again.

Evans, the 18th seed, then didn’t win a recreation within the deciding set.

The British primary, at a career-high twenty second on the earth rankings, defeated former US Open finalist Kei Nishikori in three units on Saturday and was heading in the right direction for one more tremendous win.

Nonetheless, he misplaced his serve within the seventh recreation of the second set after which struggled with Schwartzman profitable 10 consecutive video games.

Schwartzman will face both sixth seed Casper Ruud of Norway or twenty sixth seed Lloyd Harris of South Africa within the final 16.

There are nonetheless two British gamers within the males’s occasion as Cameron Norrie performs his third-round tie towards fifteenth seed Roberto Bautista Agut of Argentina at 02:00 BST on Tuesday.

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray faces Germany’s Alexander Zverev, the world quantity 4, with their third-round match to be performed both Tuesday night or Wednesday morning UK time.

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