Daniel Evans after ATP Cup thriller: I play for moments like this


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Daniel Evans after ATP Cup thriller: I play for moments like this

After winning the longest match at the inaugural ATP Cup, Great Britain's Daniel Evans insisted that it was an unforgettable experience and a great memory. Evans, ranked at No. 42 in the world, stunned home favorite Alex de Minaur 7-6 (4) 4-6 7-6 (2) in three hours and 24 minutes to force a deciding rubber in the Great Britain - Australia tie.

World No. 18 de Minaur twice recovered from a break down in the third set but Evans held his nerves to cruise past the tie-break and clinch a hard-fought win. "That's why I play sport is for occasions like that. I enjoyed it," Evans said, per the ATP Cup.

"It hurt a bit, but I enjoyed every minute of it out there. Hopefully everyone in the crowd enjoyed it, as well." Unfortunately for the Britons, they fell just short of completing a comeback win against the Australians and clinching a semifinal spot.

In the deciding rubber of the tie, de Minaur and Nick Kyrgios saved four match points to edge out Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury 3-6 6-3 18-16.