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Tennis news - Men's round-up: Britain's Evans sets up potential Roger Federer clash

Men's round-up: Britain's Evans sets up potential Federer clash

14/01/2019 at 05:08Updated 14/01/2019 at 10:47

Dan Evans set up a potential second-round clash with Roger Federer after beating Tatsuma Ito 7-5 6-1 7-6(8).

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The Briton, who came through qualifying, kept his concentration against his Japanese opponent who was struggling with a left knee problem and had to call the trainer for treatment.

It was a hard-fought battle with Evans struggling to attack with any conviction but finally clinching victory in a third-set tight tie-break on his third match point.

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He will now face 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer, if the Swiss overcomes Denis Istomin in his first-round match later on Monday.

Elsewhere, Kevin Anderson survived a brief scare in his first-round match against France's Adrian Mannarino.

The South African No 5 seed, who reached the final of Wimbledon last year, dropped the second set but recovered to win convincingly in the end, with a 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1 victory.

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Girgor Dimitrov also progressed despite getting off to a sluggish start, when he dropped a set against Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic, before recovering to win 4-6 6-3 6-1 6-4.

And there were good results for two top 20-year-olds on tour, with Stefanos Tsitsipas beating Matteo Berrettini 6-7 6-4 6-3 7-6 and Frances Tiafoe strolling past India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran 7-6 6-3 6-3.

Results

Viktor Troicki (SER) bt Roberto Carballes Baena (SPA) 6-1 1-6 2-6 6-1 6-4

MacKenzie McDonald (USA) bt Andrey Rublev (RUS) 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4

Daniel Evans (GBR) bt Tatsuma Ito (JPN) 7-5 6-1 7-6 (10-8)

Reilly Opelka (USA) bt (9) John Isner (USA) 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-5)

20-Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) bt Janko Tipsarevic (SER) 4-6 6-3 6-1 6-4

Video - Highlights: Dimitrov fights off Tipsarevic

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Jordan Thompson (AUS) bt Feliciano Lopez (SPA) 6-1 7-6 (7-0) 6-3

26-Fernando Verdasco (SPA) bt Miomir Kecmanovic (SER) 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 6-3

Robin Haase (NED) bt Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (SPA) 7-5 6-4 7-5

Henri Laaksonen (SWI) bt Mirza Basic (BIH) 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 6-3

5-Kevin Anderson (RSA) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1

Radu Albot (MOL) bt Michael Mmoh (USA) 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-2

30-Gael Monfils (FRA) bt Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 6-0 6-4 6-0

Frances Tiafoe (USA) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) 7-6 (9-7) 6-3 6-3

Denis Kudla (USA) bt Marc Polmans (AUS) 5-7 1-6 6-2 6-3 6-2

Stefano Travaglia (ITA) bt Guido Andreozzi (ARG) 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 6-3 6-2

Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) bt Jason Kubler (AUS) 6-4 7-6 (7-1) 2-6 6-3

2-Rafael Nadal (SPA) bt James Duckworth (AUS) 6-4 6-3 7-5

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Tomas Berdych (CZE) bt 13-Kyle Edmund (GBR) 6-3 6-0 7-5

10-Karen Khachanov (RUS) bt Peter Gojowczyk (GER) 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-3

18-Diego Sebastian Schwartzman (ARG) bt Rudolf Molleker (GER) 6-1 6-3 4-6 6-0

27-Alex De Minaur (AUS) bt Pedro Sousa (POR) 6-4 7-5 6-4

19-Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) bt Christopher Eubanks (USA) 6-4 4-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-3

14-Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) bt Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 6-3 7-6 (7-4)

Video - Highlights: Tsitsipas outlasts Berrettini

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Pablo Cuevas (URU) bt Dusan Lajovic (SER) 6-4 7-5 6-1

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