Leading British tennis player Dan Evans has announced that he and his coach Mark Hilton have mutually agreed to end their collaboration Evans, ranked No 35 in the world, has put ended his five-game losing streak at the Antwerp European Open on Tuesday, but later announced the split with coach Hilton
Evans, who reached a career high No 28 in the world earlier this year just before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, worked with Hilton for 12 months in The 30-year-old Briton years old was grateful to Hilton for his efforts over the past 12 months and added that he was excited about his next chapter
« I would like to send a brief note to inform that Mark Hilton and I have mutually agreed to end our professional relationship. I want to take this opportunity to thank Mark for his work and efforts over the past twelve months and we are both excited for the continuation of each of our respective careers, ”Evans said in a statement released by Sky Sports
Coach Hilton was pleased with the job he did with Evans, saying they were both « very proud » of the work they did together before accepting the coaching offer from Evans, Hilton also coached 2018 Australian Open semi-finalist Kyle Edmund and the No
200 Liam Broady Hilton will now return to work for the Lawn Tennis Association « After discussing our plans for 2021, Dan and I made the mutual decision to go our separate ways at the end of November We are both very proud of our collaboration this year, helping Dan reach a career high at No. 28, seven wins over the top 20 players and reaching his first ATP 500 semi-final, « said Hilton.
« I look forward to building on the experience I have gained over the past three years at the top level of the ATP Tour and reinvesting it in the LTA Men’s Tennis Team for the benefit of of our British players and coaches «
Meanwhile, Evans’ five-game losing streak ended on Tuesday after beating Italy qualifier Salvatore Caruso in the first round of Antwerp 6-2 3-6 6-3 Evans beat Caruso three times and lost his serve once in the first set to easily win the first match
Caruso won the only second set break to force a decider, but couldn’t make a comeback as Evans won the third set to advance to the knockout stages in Antwerp
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