Dan Evans: Andy Murray is probably regretting wasting two hours on watching me
by DZEVAD MESIC | VIEW 2197
Dan Evans said it was nice from Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury to show up to John Cain Arena and support him but added that's the decision they probably regretted. Evans delivered a disappointing performance on Saturday as Felix Auger-Aliassime handed him a 6-4 6-1 6-1 loss to progress into the Australian Open round-of-16.
"It’s a nice gesture that they come out. They’re probably regretting wasting two hours of their time now, and they will probably let me know!" Evans said after the match.
Evans on the key moment of the match
Evans had a break point in the ninth game of the first set but failed to convert.
Canadian star Auger-Aliassime then broke Evans in the following game to win the opener. After losing the first set, Evans' game completely fell apart as Auger-Aliassime dominated the rest of the match. "I wasn’t in the match to be honest – it was pretty one way.
I couldn’t find my game,’ Evans said. "I had a chance and then it was a small chance at 4-4 and then I panicked on the court, it was total. "I missed my chance and I panicked a bit and that happens in tennis. I’m not going to sit here and say he was too good.
I panicked and I felt that. "So it’s just another chance to learn from that situation and next time maybe go out and look at the court before I play, see what it’s like. "I was obviously, not playing the two days before, I had not seen any crowds, I had been in the locker room, I had been just around the place and then I sort of walked out and it was like, I mean, maybe I made a little mistake there.
"But it was, that’s part of tennis, you got to deal with it and he dealt with it way better."