British No 2 Evans crashes out of the French Open after defeat by Ymer

British No 2 Dan Evans left to rue missed opportunity to join Cameron Norrie in the third round after disappointing defeat by lower ranked Mikael Ymer at the French Open

  • Dan Evans was unable to follow up his maiden French Open victory
  • The British No 2 slipped to defeat against Swede Mikael Ymer on Thursday
  • His defeat leaves Cameron Norrie as the only British player left in the singles 

British No 2 Dan Evans was unable to join Cameron Norrie in the third round of the French Open.

Evans looked out of sorts as he slipped to a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 defeat to Swedish world number 95 Mikael Ymer.

The 29th seed found himself a break down after a slow start and was a set behind following a 14-minute ninth game in which he saved five set points, and squandered two break points, before eventually succumbing.

Dan Evans looked out of sorts as he slipped to a defeat to Swedish world No 95 Mikael Ymer

But the fist pumps were out 43 minutes later when Evans forced two set points on his own serve and levelled the match when Ymer netted a backhand.

An immediate break in the third seemed to have maintained the 32-year-old’s momentum, but a rapid response from Ymer saw him reel off six games in a row to move 2-1 ahead.

Evans had the doctor on court between sets but re-emerged to break again at the start of the fourth.

However, he wilted again as 23-year-old Ymer got stronger and took the win in three hours and 22 minutes.




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