Top-ranked British tennis player Daniel Evans beat David Goffin to make his maiden Masters semifinal in Monte Carlo but afterward claimed he didn't deliver his best game. Evans, ranked at No. 33 in the world, overcame No.
11 seed Goffin in three sets 5-7 6-3 6-4 to make the Monte Carlo semifinal. Evans saved a total of nine break points in the third set, before earning the lone break of the decider in the 10th game. ‘'It probably wasn’t my best display of my game, I thought I got dragged into his a bit far back,'’ Evans told Amazon Prime after the match, as quoted on Metro UK.
"I know Tim [Henman] is in there [the studio] now, he’s probably telling everyone in the studio I should be serve-volleying. "I knew I was getting far back. It was good to come through in the end. I feel I’ve served pretty well.
I’ve found it hard to serve on the clay to get free points but I’m setting points up pretty well with it so think my serve has been pretty good this week." Evans plays nect Stefanos Tsitsipas "Yeah, I find the clay a bit easier on the body, not as sore the day after," Evans added.
"Mentally, you’ve got to go back again. I thought I was wavering a bit in the first set again today. You’ve got to keep going all the way through. "‘I think I did a good job in the third to keep going point after point and hang in some games.
I was probably a little lucky to come through. "He [Tsitsipas] has handed it to me the last two times we’ve played. Change some things, maybe a bit more aggressive, that’s the only way I can play. "If I get dragged behind like today – with all due respect to David, he’ll come in more and knock the volleys off a bit better. I need to be the one doing that.' '