Australia's Alex de Minaur, 20, insisted he left it all out there in his ATP Cup clash against Daniel Evans but the Briton was simply too good for him. The 20-year-old had a chance to close out the Australia - Great Britain tie but failed to do so as Evans edged him out 7-6 (4) 4-6 7-6 (2) in the longest match at the inaugural ATP Cup.
The Australian twice fought back from a break down in the third set but Evans held his nerves as he dominated the tie-break to clinch a win in three hours and 24 minutes of play. "Obviously it stings a bit. It's a match that I obviously did not want to lose, and I felt like I couldn't have done much more out there," de Minaur said, per the ATP Cup.
"I left it all out there. He came up with some big points in important stages, especially in that last tie-break, and I mean, sometimes it doesn't go your way." However, de Minaur quickly forgot the loss as he and Nick Kyrgios saved four match points against Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury to win 3-6 6-3 18-16 and help Australia clinch a semifinal spot.