Evans beats Chardy in Madrid first round


Evans reached the semi-finals in Monte-Carlo last month

Britain’s Dan Evans reached the second round of the Madrid Open with victory over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy.

The British number one, who had never won in Madrid, came through 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (7-9) 6-2.

Evans had three match points in the second set but the world number 51 saved them to send it to a decider.

However, the world number 26 started the third set positively and broke his opponent twice, sealing it with an ace to go through to the last 32.

It was Evans’ third win out of three against Chardy this year.

More to follow.

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