Wimbledon star Dan Evans cancels plans to celebrate like Jack Grealish after tennis match disappointment

Dan Evans has once again fallen at the first hurdle at WimbledonDan Evans has once again fallen at the first hurdle at Wimbledon
Dan Evans has once again fallen at the first hurdle at Wimbledon | Getty Images

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Birmingham hero Dan Evans went to school in Solihull with Jack Grealish.

With Wimbledon now well underway, Dan Evans expressed his hope for glory and plans to celebrate like his friend and Manchester City star, Jack Grealish. The sporting duo both attended St Peter’s Catholic School in Solihull.

Evans and Grealish have even gone out together in previous years. The Brummie tennis player told The Express: “I have been out with Jack a few times when we were younger”. He then added: “I didn’t help him celebrate his Champions League success - I had one or two other things to concentrate on.”

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Jack Grealish infamously took Manchester City’s treble celebrations to another level last month, not sleeping for days as he guzzled beers in Istanbul, Ibiza, and atop the Manchester City bus, all over the space of three days.

Dan Evans is hailed by many tennis fans as Wimbledon’s ‘bad boy’ due to his previous lifestyle choices. The Brummie star was known to party even harder than Grealish, so much so that he was given a one year ban when traces of cocaine were found in his bloodstream. He has since vowed to never take the substance again, and told The Guardian: “It’s a shocking drug – and not just in sport; it’s terrible in life, it’s a life-ruiner.”

Unfortunately for Dan, his hopes of Wimbledon glory were brought to an abrupt end this Monday, as he was knocked out in the first round for the second year in a row, this time by an unseeded player. The shocking upset result was dealt by Frenchman Quentin Halys, who had the match of his life, comprehensively dominating Dan in the opening fixture.

He has since expressed his desire for Grealish-esque celebrations will now be replaced with a hiatus from the sport altogether. Dan told Yahoo!Sport: "I think now it's important to spend time with family, friends. Tennis won't be on my agenda for a little while.

“I think it's important to totally switch off now. You know, it's important to step away sometimes, to live a bit of a normal life and get away from living out of a suitcase for a long time.”

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