ATP Cup: British Evans annoys Goffin, but Dimitrov wins
SYDNEY: Great Britain Dan Evans He scored one of the biggest wins of his career on Sunday, disturbing the world’s number 11 David Goffin in the ATP Cup , but there were no errors for the resurgence of Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov .
Evans, incitado en Sydney por su capitán e ídolo Tim Henman, sobrevivió a un cargo tardío de la estrella belga, que salvó cinco puntos de partido in the empate del Grupo C antes de sucumbir 6-4, 6-4.
Fue realmente difícil, pero mi entrenador me dijo que nunca sería fácil, dijo Evans, quien subió a 42 in the mundo después de comenzar la temporada pasada en 199.
Los muchachos in the banquillo solo decían 'próximo punto, siguiente punto'. Yo también estaba nervioso, sin dudarlo, pero realmente orgulloso de mis esfuerzos para lograrlo.
He is a world class player and his quality began to show towards the end, added Evans, who reached the final in Delray Beach last week.
It was a disappointing defeat for the best player in Belgium, who won his first game of the season on Friday against Radu Albot of Moldova and said he had great ambitions for the 2020 season.
Britain claimed a 2-1 draw when Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury won the decisive doubles after Cameron Norrie lost in two sets to Belgium Steve Darcis .
El ex número tres del mundo Dimitrov azotó a Albot 6-2, 6-3 el domingo para ayudar a Bulgaria a cerrar su segunda eliminatoria consecutiva y colocarlos en una posición de mando in the grupo. Venció a Evans en su choque de apertura el viernes.
The majority of teams in the 24-nation event have standalone skippers, mostly leading former players such as Boris Becker and Marat Safin.
But the Bulgarians decided to grant Dimitrov the honor and he has prospered leading his inexperienced team.
Mi padre fue quien me enseñó a jugar al tenis, y cuando fui elegido para ser capitán, me dijo: 'Oh, ahora vas a ver qué hay in the otro extremo', Dijo Dimitrov, quien bajó en la clasificación el año pasado después de un problema in the hombro.
And I really did it and I am. But I am enjoying it. I never thought I could do all the double role, but I took this into account.
I wanted to give the children something back and make sure they learned. That is all. That's all I want, give them what I can of me. So I think things are good so far.
Dimitar Kuzmanov gave Bulgaria a winning start by beating Alexander Cozbinov 6-1, 7-5 before Dimitrov returned to play doubles with Alexandar Lazarov, falling to Albot and Cozbinov in two sets.
I know that now I not only have to believe in myself, but also in the players that are with me, Dimitrov said.
My only goal was, and I'm honest about that, was to unite them, make sure we practice together, make sure they learn something from me.