Daniel Evans: I've had easily worst past of any British players

Tennis: Evans tested positive for cocaine last year at the Barcelona Open and recently returned from his one-year drugs ban.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Daniel Evans: I've had easily worst past of any British players

Great Britain's Daniel Evans has tried to play down the case regarding his Wimbledon main draw wildcard as he insists that he has other goals than just playing at Wimbledon. The 28-year-old, who has recently returned from his one-year drugs ban, is ranked at No.

340 in the world. The Briton had no ranking when he returned to competitive action at the end of April. Former world No. 41 quickly improved his ranking as he won it all at last week's Nottingham Challenger and lost in the Surbiton Challenger semi-final just over a week ago.

Evans, who didn't play at Wimbledon last year, achieved his career-best result at The Championships in 2016 when he lost in round three to Roger Federer. "My year doesn't revolve around just trying to play Wimbledon," Evans said.

In-form Evans underlined multiple times since the drugs incident happened that it was a big mistake. "I've had easily the worst past of any British players," Evans said when asked about the best form of any of the Brits. Also read: Daniel Evans urges tennis world not to sleep on rising Alex de Minaur

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