Evans continues excellent record at US Open by easing past Duckworth

Dan Evans continues excellent record at the US Open as British No 2 eases past James Duckworth to set up third round clash with former champion Marin Cilic

  • Dan Evans beat James Duckworth to reach the third round for the fifth time
  • The British No 2 has only once failed to make the last 32 at the US Open 
  • He will now take on former champion Marin Cilic for a place in the last 16 

Dan Evans continued his excellent record at the US Open by beating James Duckworth to reach the third round for the fifth time.

The British No 2 has only once failed to make the last 32 when he has been in the main draw and progressed to the fourth round 12 months ago.

Having lost only six games to Jiri Vesely in the first round, Evans looked set for another comfortable afternoon against Australian Duckworth when he eased into a two-set lead.

Dan Evans beat James Duckworth to reach the third round at US Open for the fifth time

But Duckworth, ranked 83rd, took his first break point of the match in the ninth game of the third set and then had an early break in the fourth before Evans fought back to clinch a 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 victory.

The 20th seed did not hide his delight at the end, spreading his arms wide and running to the net after taking his first match point with a backhand pass threaded down the line.

Evans will now take on former champion Marin Cilic for a place in the last 16.

British No 2 will now take on former champion Marin Cilic for a place in the last 16




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