Tomas Machac reacts to stunning Dan Evans at Davis Cup Finals



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Tomas Machac reacts to stunning Dan Evans at Davis Cup Finals

World No. 173 Tomas Machac couldn't hide his happiness after clinching his second big win at the Davis Cup Finals. On Sunday, Czech Machac stunned world No. 25 Dan Evans 6-2 7-5. “I enjoyed every second on the court and I am very happy that I had a chance to play against such a good player at such a good event,” a delighted Machac said, per the Davis Cup Finals website.

“I am happy to have turned the second set around. I played really well in the opening set and I had to change my tactics in the second because Evans was more aggressive”.

Evans insisted he knew Machac would play well

"It’s a bit difficult to take," admitted Evans.

"I knew he was going to play well today because he had a good win the other day. He outplayed me in the first set and in the second I had my chances”. A few days earlier, Machac stunned former world No. 7 Richard Gasquet in his first-ever Davis Cup match.

"“I am super happy that I won my first ever Davis Cup match,” said Machac after beating Gasquet. “I am super happy that I could even play this match, to be honest. It was also great to play against Richard Gasquet, somebody who I watched so many times on television.

“I decided that I just wanted to enjoy all the matches I played at the Finals, I felt this was key. I was certain about this from the beginning, but for the opening part of the first set I was a little nervous. “But I fought for every point in the match, and that was important.

That is what my captain on the bench and my teammates were saying to me throughout, and I was really happy that I could get the win for Czech Republic”.