Evans secured a British victory over Spain to advance to the UCC Final

January 2, 2023

After Paula Badosa peeved Harriet Dart in three sets in the first rubber of the day to keep Spain’s hopes alive, Dan Evans of Great Britain overcame Albert Ramos-Vinolas in another three sets. This is to seal a British victory in the United Cup Group D match.


With two victories and two ties, Great Britain has taken the lead in Group D and will move on to the City Final to face the Group C victor.


It was up to Badosa to keep Spain in the game after they were defeated 2-0 on Saturday. In three hours and four minutes, the 13th-ranked Spanish player defeated Hart 6-7, 7-6, 6-1 after rallying from a set down.


Badosa remarked, “I don’t know what occurred at the second set, but I started to cramp somewhat.” “I was anxious because it was a high-intensity match, the first of the year. But I could adjust on my own; I played more forcefully; I played and fought till the very end. Therefore, I’m delighted with the fight tonight.


The United Cup, according to Dan Evans, has been “amazing to be a part of up to this point.”


In the fourth rubber of the match, Evans faced Ramos-Vinolas, who replaced the injured Roberto Bautista Agut because the Brits were up 2-1. After splitting the first two sets, Evans prevailed in three sets, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, in two hours and 19 minutes.


As a result of Dart/Jonny O’Mara’s 3-6, 6-2, 10-5 victory over Jessica Bouzas Maneiro/David Vega Hernandez in the mixed doubles match, the British team won the match 4-1.


The ATP Tour quoted Evans saying, “It’s amazing to qualify Great Britain for the City Finals.” Being a part of the event up until this point has been incredible. They are observing so much excellent tennis. The ladies compete fiercely and have done so well for our team and helped us earn some significant points. Before me, Badosa and Dart engaged in a fantastic match. I enjoyed seeing Harriet play in this match the most.


Great Britain won both of its games in Group D to take first place in the standings and go to the City Final after defeating Australia 3-2 in the opening matchup of the week.

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