| 6.1°C Belfast

Evans aiming higher after building on Djokovic scalp


Dan Evans

Dan Evans

Getty Images

Dan Evans

Dan Evans followed up his brilliant upset of Novak Djokovic at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters by beating David Goffin to reach the semi-finals.

The British No.1 stunned World No.1 Djokovic on Thursday for the biggest win of his career and ensured there was no let-up as he battled to a 5-7 6-3 6-4 victory over 11th seed Goffin.

Evans has now earned as many tour-level clay-court victories and wins at Masters tournaments this week as in the rest of his career combined and could surpass his career-high ranking of 26th next week.

Evans said: "Just to come back and back it up was probably the best thing about it. It probably wasn't my best display of my game. I felt I got dragged into his game quite a bit and I was a bit far back.

"I thought I did a good job in the third to keep going point after point and hang in some games which I was probably a little lucky to come through."

Evans now has a last-four encounter with Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The Greek has won their two previous encounters easily, and Evans said: "He has handed it to me the last two times. I will change some things a bit, be a bit more aggressive."

Daily Headlines & Evening Telegraph Newsletter

Receive today's headlines directly to your inbox every morning and evening, with our free daily newsletter.

This field is required

Top Videos