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Dan Evans beat 6-4 6-1 6-1 by Felix Auger Aliassime as Britishman ultimately knocked out of Australian Open singles

DAN EVANS has been kicked out of the Australian Open – after complaining about live music interrupting his concentration.

When Elton John’s Rocketman and the Beatles ‘Let it Be were played at Melbourne Park, the British No 2 groaned to the referee in the first set of this third match about loud sounds reaching John Cain Arena. .

Evans becomes frustrated with loud live music

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Brit No2 pushed aside 6-4 6-1 6-1

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Brit No2 pushed aside 6-4 6-1 6-1

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In the end, Evans couldn’t find the rhythm and was beaten easily in three sets 6-4 6-1 6-1 to Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime.

Evans, 31, became the last Briton, male or female, to leave the singles tournament and the 24-hour seed will return home to the Middle East with £117,000 in his back pocket.

Brummie won the pitch and was selected to receive serve – perhaps the worst throw by a Pom in Oz with a coin toss since England cricket captain Joe Root was elected to hit the ball in Brisbane.

Auger Aliassime, the 7-inch tall man, landed three aces – 118mph, 121mph and 118mph – and showed his serving arm in good motion.

On a sticky afternoon, Evans began to feel hot, shouting to the official: “I feel like I’m playing in a live band.

“I’m not worried about people, (it’s) music.


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“It’s not a bit noisy, it’s on the field…”

Those calls fell on deaf ears and, after failing to convert two break points, Evans eventually crashed the ball into the net to deliver the first set to his younger opponent.

Evans’ frustration came before the start of the fourth game of the final set when the Brit slammed his racket into the players’ bench in a fit of rage and it crumpled unusable. use.

Against Andy Murray, who knew a thing or two about epic skirmishes, Evans was unable to summon the reserves to spin this round.

Auger Aliassime, 21, took control of the second set and nearly knocked Evans out but that embarrassment was halted for the Brit in the seventh game.

It didn’t matter at all and Auger Aliassime’s serve and great strength proved decisive as he avenged his overall loss to Melbourne 2 12 months ago.

https://www.the-sun.com/uncategorized/4517544/dan-evans-australian-open-loss/ Dan Evans beat 6-4 6-1 6-1 by Felix Auger Aliassime as Britishman ultimately knocked out of Australian Open singles

Huynh Nguyen

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