British tennis star Daniel Evans has nothing but good to say about the Stockholm Open. The 29-year-old is making his debut at the Stockholm event this week. Evans, ranked at No. 43 in the world, made a good start to his Stockholm campaign on Monday.
The Briton overcame a tricky opponent in the first round as he beat former world No. 17 Bernard Tomic 6-4 1-6 6-3 to reach the round-of-16. "I like the feel here. It’s a nice tennis club and that’s where I grew up in as well, in a traditional tennis club back home," Evans said of the Stockholm Open after his first round match, per the tournament's Twitter account.
Evans earned the first break of the match in the seventh game of the first set, before he saved three break points in the 10th game to win the opener. Tomic blew the break he earned in the second game of the second set but then claimed back-to-back breaks and won four games in a row to win the set force a decider.
Losing easily the second set didn't affect Evans, who claimed an early third set break and then held on to his serve to set up a round-of-16 meeting against either Filip Krajinovic or Casper Ruud.