British tennis player Dan Evans entered the second rubber of the tie quarterfinal tie against Germany determined to end on the winning side and clinch a semifinal berth for his side. Evans, ranked at No. 42 in the world, edged out 35th-ranked Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (6) 3-6 7-6 (2) to help Great Britain reach their first Davis Cup semifinal since 2015.
During the Round Robin stage, Great Britain was drawn into decisive rubbers against Netherlands and Kazakhstan after Evans lost the second rubber in each tie. "I felt like I let the team down the last two days,” Evans said, per the Davis Cup Finals website.
“To come back and get it like that is amazing for them. They all supported me through everything over the last few days and I’m so happy we’re through. “I thought I was playing good the last two days, but I couldn’t get over the line.
It was tough before the match. I didn’t feel great – you’re down and you’re losing – but everybody was keeping me going for the matches, keeping me positive."