Dan Evans loses to Alex De Minaur in Nottingham Open final
Britain’s Dan Evans has been beaten by Australian Alex De Minaur in the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham.
Evans was competing in his first final since coming back from a year-long ban for taking cocaine in April but lost 6-7 (4-7) 5-7 in two hours and one minute.
The former British number two went a break up in the opener only for De Minaur to hit back before taking the tie-break.
Evans came from behind twice in the second set to level at 5-5 but was broken to love in the next game before De Minaur served for the match.
The 28-year-old will rise from his ranking of 530th after reaching the final and has been given a wildcard entry to the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s next week.