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Solihull's Dan Evans sets up tie with Federer after defeating 30th seed in straight sets

Shaun Reynolds 30th Jun, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

SOLIHULL’S Dan Evans has made it through to the third round of Wimbledon after defeating Alexendr Dolgopolov in straight sets (7-6, 6-4, 6-1) at Wimbledon this morning.

Evans shocked viewers by defeating the Ukraine international who is currently ranked 30th in the world – a full 61 positions lower than Evans.

Speaking to Wimbledon.com, Evans said: “It was tough out there yesterday, it was stop, start and the court was very wet.

“It was a strange one but I got through in the end – I got used to his game a bit more.

“Getting him moving when it was more solid underfoot helped me a lot.”

Ironically, Evans will next face 17 times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer – who defeated Warwick-based coach Marcus Willis in straight sets on centre court last night.

Evans added: “It’s going to be good fun – I can’t wait to get out there and play him.

“He’s one of the best players to ever play the sport but I have to put that to the back of my mind.”

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