Dan Evans has lived up to his British Number One tag by beginning his Battle of the Brits campaign with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Jay Clarke in the second singles match of the opening day.

Clarke settled nicely into proceedings going 2-1 up with Evans looking a bit rusty but those doubts were dispelled soon after.

A timely break from Evans saw him take a 3-2 advantage and despite Clarke claiming a hold of serve from there, it was smooth sailing for the Birmingham ace. Clarke held in there but Evans began to start finding his range claiming the set 6-3.

From there, Clarke was up against it in the next set even from the start. He went down 3-1 with a break and from there, he started to begin making unforced errors which allowed Evans to claim a second break at 5-1 and he streaked to victory from there to assert his authority early before Andy Murray heads onto the court.

You can watch proceedings here and follow the whole competition via TennisUpToDate Live Scores if you click here! Find all of the information about the competition here.

Battle of the Brits Schedule of Play:

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020:

🇬🇧 Murray & Skupski 🇬🇧 Broady & Norrie 13:00 6-3 5-7 9-11
🇬🇧 Edmund, K. 🇬🇧 Ward, J. 14:30 6-1 6-4
🇬🇧 Evans, D. 🇬🇧 Clarke, J. 16:00 6-3 6-1
🇬🇧 Murray, A. 🇬🇧 Broady, L. 19:00 — : —
🇬🇧 Draper & Edmund 🇬🇧 Clarke & Inglot 20:30 — : —

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Author: Samuel Gill