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Dan’s Wimbledon dream over

WIMBLEDON wildcard Dan Evans was among three home men casualties on the second day of The Championships on Tuesday.

WIMBLEDON wildcard Dan Evans was among three home men casualties on the second day of The Championships on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old from Solihull, ranked 301st in the world and fourth in the UK, lost to German Florian Mayer, ranked 20 in the world.

It was a brave performance from Evans, who at one point served to level at one-set all and then threatened a terrific comeback after winning the third set.

But Mayer, a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon in 2004 and seeded 20th this time, proved too tough, eventually winning 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-1) 3-6 6-4.

It means all three British men handed wildcards by the All England Club fell at the first hurdle.

Evans, a right handed player, made his Wimbledon debut in 2009.

The Hall Green-bred player has moved away from Birmingham to Nottingham, where he is now coached by Leighton Alfred.

 

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