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Falling out: Kyle Edmund (pictured) angered Dan Evans

Falling out: Kyle Edmund (pictured) angered Dan Evans

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Falling out: Kyle Edmund (pictured) angered Dan Evans

Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund enjoyed a make-up dinner after tensions spilled over at the end of their match at the Battle of the Brits tournament on Tuesday.

Evans was unhappy with the force at which Edmund touched his racket - a gesture which has replaced the handshake - at the end of the British No.1's 6-4 6-4 win.

Evans, who returned to action with a defeat against Cameron Norrie at the mixed team exhibition event, told Edmund to be "careful" but the two smoothed things out over dinner.

"I don't know if he meant to hit my racket but we spoke and it's perfectly fine," Evans said. "I wasn't the happiest after that match either, it is one of those things.

"I am good friends with his coach and good friends with Ked, so it would be pretty awkward if we weren't speaking. It's all good. We had dinner together last night."

A fierce competitive edge has been formed at the tournament - which pits 26 of Britain's best players against each other in two teams over singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches.

Evans, representing the Union Jacks, was beaten in straight sets by the British Bulldogs' Norrie.

Norrie won 7-6 (5) 7-6 (6) but Evans was in a winning position in both sets.

In the women's singles, Heather Watson beat Eden Silva.

Watson, who confirmed she will play in WTA events in Lexington and New York ahead of the US Open, came from behind to win 3-6 6-1 10-6.

There were also wins for Sarah Beth Gray and Jan Choinski.

Battle of The Brits, National Tennis Centre, Roehampton

Men's Singles: Jan Choinski (Gbr) bt Liam Broady (Gbr) 6-3 6-4, Cameron Norrie (Gbr) bt Dan Evans (Gbr) 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (8-6)

Women's Singles: Sarah Beth Grey (Gbr) bt Naomi Broady (Gbr) 6-3 6-2 , Heather Watson (Gbr) bt Eden Silva (Gbr) 3-6 6-1 10-6, Emma Raducanu (Gbr) bt Jodie Burrage (Gbr) 7-5 6-3

Men's Doubles: Kyle Edmund & Joe Salisbury (Gbr) bt Jamie Murray & Dan Evans (Gbr) 6-3 6-4

Mixed Doubles: Lloyd Glasspool & Naomi Broady (Gbr) bt Dominic Inglot & Maia Lumsden (Gbr) 6-1 6-4, Cameron Norrie & Sarah Beth Grey (Gbr) bt Jamie Murray & Katie Boulter (Gbr) 3-6 6-4 10-8

Belfast Telegraph