Dan Evans admitted he learnt something about himself and his own resilience after producing another shock at the US Open and coming from behind to beat Bernard Tomic.
Evans, ranked 179th in the world, defeated 11th seed Kei Nishikori in the first round at Flushing Meadows and came from a set down to see off Tomic and advance to the third round.
The 23-year-old, who had to qualify for the main draw at the US Open, beat Australian Tomic, ranked 52 in the world, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in their second round clash.
Evans will now face 19th seed Tommy Robredo and insists the way he managed to fight back from a poor first set against Tomic has lit up something inside him.
“It was pleasing I could find some belief inside and come back and find my game, because it wasn’t there,” said Evans.
“I looked at the clock, I think it was 34 minutes, I was a set and a break down. It was looking like the airport for me. So it was good.
“I played well but I missed quite a lot. I didn’t serve great I don’t think. I served pretty decent at times when I needed to.
“In the last match, I was really clinical. I could have been a bit more clinical. That may be a bit harsh, I just won against Tomic.”
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