US Open: Dan Evans takes revenge for Tomic 'not good enough' slur

The triumph was fueled at resentment of Bernard Tomic's controversial father John, who refused to allow his son to hit with Dan Evans in Miami last year, insisting the Briton was not a worthy opponent.

updated: August 30, 2013 09:24 IST
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New York: Dan Evans's magical US Open journey hit new heights Thursday when he beat Bernard Tomic, the Australian firebrand who once refused to practice with him claiming the British player wasn't good enough.

The 23-year-old world 179, who had never won a Grand Slam match before this week, took revenge for that slur by seeing off the 52nd-ranked Tomic 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 to make the third round.

It was a win which followed his shock straight-sets win over Japanese 11th seed Kei Nishikori in the first round, having also played three tough qualifying matches.

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