July 30, 2021

Norrie beats Evans in all-British Aus Open clash

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British No 3 Cameron Norrie beats British No 1 Dan Evans in four sets to reach Australian Open second round for the first time; Evans, seeded 30th, had won his first tour-level title on the eve of the delayed Grand Slam

Last Updated: 09/02/21 10:07am

Cameron Norrie won the battle of the Brits against Dan Evans Cameron Norrie won the battle of the Brits against Dan Evans

Cameron Norrie won the battle of the Brits against Dan Evans

Cameron Norrie defeated Dan Evans in an all-British clash to reach the Australian Open second round for the first time in his career.

British No 1 Evans, seeded 30th, won his first tour-level title on the eve of the delayed first Grand Slam but was beaten 6-4 4-6 6-4 7-5 in just under three-and-a-half hours.

Norrie, the British No 3, will play Ilya Ivashka or Roman Safiullin in the second round at Melbourne Park.

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