Birmingham tennis star Dan Evans becomes first Brit since Tim Henman ton win Citi Open

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Dan Evans has become the first Briton to win the Citi Open since Tim Henman in 2003

Dan Evans has won the first ATP 500 title of his career after beating Tallon Griekspoor Citi Open final.

Evans, ranked number 21 in the world, won 7-5 6-3 against Griekspoor in Washington DC to claim the title. The 33-year-old is from Birmingham and is also a big Aston Villa fan. He also went to school in Solihull with fellow Brummie hero Jack Grealish.

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Evans bounced back brillinatly from being knocked out the first round at Wimbledon last month, after he lost to France’s Quentin Halys at the tournament. Following his victory on Monday (August 7), Evans told the BBC: “It was really tough a couple weeks ago. We were all feeling it and I’m glad that I was able to bounce back.

“The last game sort of summed up my week. I got out of trouble and it was an amazing week. I wasn’t playing very well and I wasn’t happy with my game.” Dan Evans has become the first Briton to win the Citi Open since Tim Henman in 2003.

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