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GB Davis Cup star to light up British Summer Tennis Tournament

KEY BISCAYNE, FL - MARCH 22:  Daniel Evans of Great Britain reacts during his match against  Ernesto Escobedo during day 3 of the Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 22, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has confirmed that GB Davis Cup star Dan Evans is set to return to the Aegon Open Nottingham which will run at the Nottingham Tennis Centre from June 10th– 18th and feature a combined men’s and women’s event for the first time in 44 years.

Evans, the Birmingham based world ranked No. 44, is a regular in Great Britain’s Davis Cup team and has had a very strong start to the 2017 season, reaching his first ATP Tour final in Sydney before the Australian Open.

Speaking to British Tennis, Evans said: “I can’t wait to get back to playing on home soil and in front of the home support. It’s my favourite time of the year and I want to put on a good performance during the grass court season. I’ve played at Nottingham a lot over the years and I always have fun playing there.”

Oliver Scadgell, the LTA’s Director of Major Events & Competitions said: “We are delighted to announce Dan’s return to the British grass court season this summer. He has had a good start to the year and is in the top 50 in the world. We know that fans love watching British players compete, especially in their home tournaments. Dan has a loyal following who will be keen to watch him in action.

“The 2017 grass court season is bigger and better than ever. There are exciting changes to the Nottingham tournament including the return of combined, men’s and women’s events. We know fans enjoy being able to watch the world’s best men and women play at the same tournament and this is an event not to be missed.”

Tara McGregor-Woodhams, Head of Brand and Sponsorship Aegon UK, commented: “We are proud to support our Davis Cup team and delighted that Dan is returning to the grass court this summer. The Aegon Open Nottingham is a long standing feature in the grass court calendar and we are looking forward to another exciting year.”

Tickets for the Aegon Open Nottingham are on sale now at https://www.lta.org.uk/major-events/2017-tickets

Photo credit: Getty Images for LTA

 

Posted on 21 April 2017

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