The Last Time... With Daniel Evans
Daniel Evans on Wednesday advanced to his third tour-level quarter-final, defeating 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals alternate Lloyd Harris 6-0, 6-2 at the Delray Beach Open presented by VITACOST.com. The Brit has won four matches this week after coming through qualifying.
“Still a lot of tennis left this week and hopefully [I'll] keep going," said Evans before speaking of the windy Florida conditions. "I’m moving really well, I think. It’s just the way it is. I’m moving great and the wind actually suits my game quite well. It’s difficult to hit off the slice as well. I feel I’m playing good."
Evans will play Italian Andreas Seppi for a spot in his third ATP Tour semi-final, as he is trying to stay undefeated (2-0) in the last eight at this level. The World No. 148, who upset defending champion Frances Tiafoe in the first round, has never faced Seppi.
“He’s a great player," Evans said. "I love the way he plays. It’s going to be good fun.”
After his victory, Evans revealed to ATPTour.com the last time...
I missed a flight?
Dubai in 2016. Just slept through the alarm.
I lost something important?
My bank card last week. I had to borrow my coach’s credit card for the week. I had to close it.
Being famous helped me?
I strung a tennis racquet?
A long time ago, probably when I was a junior. It was pretty easy, I enjoyed it. Took me about 20, 25 minutes.
I cooked for myself and others?
I can’t cook, don’t cook, won’t cook.
Favourite meal someone cooked for you?
Chicken fajitas, pretty good.
I met a childhood idol?
Tim Henman was here this week, so that was pretty good.
I shared a hotel room with another player?
I shared an apartment in the pre-season this year, stayed in an apartment with some other players in Bradenton. It was a group of us, so that was cool.
I asked someone famous for an autograph or selfie?
I would have been very young. Probably at a tennis tournament when I was watching. It was great fun seeing the guys who were the stars of the tournament at that time. It probably would have been Wimbledon.