Dan Evans is into the quarter-finals of the Stockholm Open after a much needed win over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, defeating the Spaniard 7-6, 6-2.
The British number two is seeded fourth in Sweden and went into the event on the back of successive opening defeats at his last two tournaments.
Evans was given a bye into the second round but had not won a match in two months, with his last victory coming against Kei Nishikori at the Indian Wells Masters in early October.
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He may have wondered whether it was going to be his day again, when Evans dropped serve in the fifth game of the opening set, only to level at 4-4, before he edged a tight tie-break 7-5.
Now into his rhythm, Evans took control at the start of the second set, breaking in back-to-back games to go 4-0, before wrapping the match up in an hour and 38 minutes.
Next up will be American Frances Tiafoe, who beat another Spaniard - Pedro Martinez - 6-4, 6-4.
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