British captain Tim Henman praises Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans after Moldova win


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British captain Tim Henman praises Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans after Moldova win

Great Britain ATP Cup captain Tim Henman praised rising British star Cameron Norrie and world No. 42 Dan Evans after they helped their side beat Moldova. Norrie, ranked at No. 52 in the world, made his best effort to avoid a shock loss on Tuesday as he handed a straight-set defeat to world No.

816 Alexander Cozbinov 6-2 6-2 in the opening rubber of the tie. Two days earlier, Norrie was beaten by Belgian Steve Darcis but Great Britain still won the tie after winning the last two rubbers. "Looking for a reaction, he was disappointed with his performance against Darcis, but you get another opportunity," Henman said, per the ATP Cup.

"The way that he's come out and delivered is fantastic." After Norrie beat Cozbinov, Evans delivered against Radu Albot as he beat the 2019 Delray Beach Open champion 6-2 6-2 to seal the win for Great Britain over Moldova.

"My question to him (Evans) today was, 'Can you go out there and back it up?' He's done exactly that," Henman said. "This is a guy that beat him in a Tour final last year. He's a proper player, and Dan's dismantled him."