British No.1 Evans finding Nottingham bubble tough: "Nothing comforting about this one"

Dan Evans has shifted focus onto the grass court swing with Wimbledon on the horizon and he has began his preparation by returning to the ATP Challenger in Nottingham to defend his title.

Evans is currently in the third round after defeating Thanasi Kokkinakis and Matthew Ebden with Denis Kudla now awaiting on Friday evening.

But after complaints prior about the Roland Garros bubble, he admitted he is finding the shift to Nottingham even tougher with more restrictions imposed.

'It's just the same old stuff, a normal bubble really,' he said post match. 'Nothing comforting about this one.

'It's a difficult one and obviously going to be a long one [this summer]. I'm hoping when I get a few days [in between tournaments] I can just nip in and out, which will be nice. We all know it's got to be done, so we'll do it.

'It's just been the fact we're indoors. It's a difficult one, you can't even have some fresh air. To be stood outside the door of the hotel having some fresh air isn't harming anyone. That's a difficult one for me.'

This is a mirroring image to in Paris where he was allowed out at least for an hour to go for a walk which he compares to not even being able to go outside the hotel door for air.

'It was great, you definitely take it for granted, sitting in a hotel room is not the normal life,' he said.

'It's pretty nice to go for a walk by the Eiffel Tower for an hour. It was good but it is a little different here. Some interesting thoughts on standing outside the door of the hotel.'

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