Dutch Robin Haase praised Great Britain's Daniel Evans for the way he performed throughout their clash at the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid. Haase, ranked at No. 163 in the world, looked to be done but recovered from a set and a break down to beat 42nd-ranked Evans 3-6 7-6 (5) 6-4.
Haase came down from a 6-3 5-3 deficit to claim a comeback win over the Briton and make it Netherlands versus Great Britain 1-1. "I thought Dan was playing unbelievable until he was serving for the match, and even there, he did nothing wrong, I just connected with a few shots and then somehow the match changed and I started to play better and better, although I actually played already good the first two sets.
If I would have lost 6-3, 6-4, I go to the net and say, ‘too good’, and somehow I managed to win, so I’m really happy," Haase said after the match, per the Davis Cup Finals website. "That’s always the key if you want to turn around matches, if you don’t believe, nothing will happen."