Evans beats Granollers to reach Nottingham final
Britain’s Dan Evans has reached the final of the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham after he fought back from a set down to beat Marcel Granollers.
Evans – who resumed his career in April after a year’s ban for taking cocaine – defeated the Spaniard 4-6 6-2 6-3.
The victory in one hour 11 minutes was Evans’ 16th in 19 matches and secured a place in an ATP Challenger final for the first since his comeback.
Evans will play Ilya Ivashka of Belarus or Aussie Alex de Minaur in the final.
The 28-year-old’s win over Granollers, 32, ranked 134 in the world, was his fifth against a player in the top 200 since he returned from the suspension.
Evans’ recent form saw him handed him a wildcard entry by the LTA for next week’s Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s.