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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."

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