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    14 May 2023

    Dan Evans falls short in grueling match against Roberto Carballes Baena at the Italian Open”

    Dan Evans loses marathon match at Italian Open

    British tennis player Dan Evans’ poor run of form continued in the second round of the Italian Open, where he lost a gruelling three-set match against Spain’s Roberto Carballes Baena. The 20th seed was beaten by 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 6-4 after nearly four hours of play – making it the longest best-of-three-set game this season. Despite having a bye in Round One and never winning a main draw match in Rome, Evans had started strongly by taking an early lead with five games to two. However, his opponent rallied to win six out of seven games before rain interrupted play. After resumption from the weather break, Evans managed to force a tie-break but failed to overcome Carballes Baena’s precise shots as they battled through fluctuating conditions. The deciding set saw both players evenly matched until playing after three solid service games in a row; it was ultimately Evans whose nerve faltered first. A couple of unforced errors and double faults on match point handed victory to his opponent who advanced into Round Three.

    An Unsuccessful Year for Dan Evans so far:

    • This year has been one without much success for Dan Evan who is yet to win a Masters Series game this year.

    A New World Number One?

    World number two Carlos Alcaraz won his opening fixture against Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the Rome tournament, ensuring that he will overtake Novak Djokovic as the new world number one on May 22nd. Alcaraz, who has won four titles this year and is aiming for his fifth title of 2023 before the French Open, had a slow start but eventually gained momentum to seal a comfortable victory.


    Dan Evans’ poor run continues at Italian open as he exits following a marathon second-round defeat by Roberto Carballes Baena. Meanwhile, Carlos Alcaraz becomes the youngest player to hold the tennis world number one position since Lleyton Hewitt in 2001. To stay updated with all Tennis News head over to BeWinner now!

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