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Daniel Evans « on: September 30, 2006, 06:04 AM »
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Our best 16 year old has his own thread, so I thought that I would dedicate one to our second best prospect.

Daniel Evans was born on 23rd May 1990 and hails from Birmingham. His game is best suited to the faster surfaces like grass and indoors. He used to train in the LTA's academy in Loughborough till the last month, but has now based himself in Nottingham, where he is working with Martin Weston, who is also the coach of Jamie Baker.

The BBC did an interview with him earlier this year - Link.


Daniel Evans first came into international prominence earlier this year in January. He used to be the number seven in the 16&U European circuits when he went to play in Hauts de France, Marcq-en-Baroeul. Hauts de France is one of the best tournaments in the world in its age group and former winners include Gael Monfils, Gilles Muller and ........Roger Federer. Evans had a week which he will surely remember throughout his lifetime - he won the singles crown, reached the finals of doubles (partnering Marcus Willis) and most importantly, became the new number one in Europe!!

Incidentally, Hauts de France has a great website. They even have videos from this year's tournament. Either they don't work on my computer or I can't find them because I don't understand French. Any help in this department will be greatly appreciated.

15 year old Daniel swiftly ended his 16&U career after getting hold of the number one rank and played two G5s in Britain, winning both of them (Cox had to retire in the finals of Notts).
He also won the domestic 16&U championship that was held in Bournemouth this August. In fact, he is yet to lose a singles match in Junior levels this year!!

He does not have a ranking point at this moment, but he has performed brilliantly on quite a few occasions, including a match where he took a set off Auckland on indoors! It’s just a matter of time before he gets a point.
His doubles career has started brilliantly - he reached the quarters of a Futures last week and played in the finals of one yesterday.

Daniel Evans is definitely someone who can be one of the best players in the world within the next few years. He just needs to ensure that the early success doesn't get into his head and he keeps on trying. Martin Weston is a great coach and I believe that Mark Hilton is also providing him with some sort of guidance.


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Re: Daniel Evans. « Reply #1 on: September 30, 2006, 11:36 AM »
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Definately could turn into some tough pro material.  yay Thanks for the intro. Smile

The videos do work for me - but i can't actually find a video with Daniel in it.  Think

Quote from: Daniel Evans
He said: "I will keep doing what I'm doing and anything can happen and I will try my hardest. I will do everything I can to be as good as Andy Murray, we'll just have to see."

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 cmon yeah
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Re: Daniel Evans. « Reply #2 on: September 30, 2006, 02:00 PM »
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who is that girl? not to take anything from daniel of course... he does sound like an amazingly good prospect... and very few people can say they are unbeaten on the year.... plus a set off aucks is no easy task!
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Re: Daniel Evans. « Reply #3 on: September 30, 2006, 02:46 PM »
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Thanks for the intro. Smile

My pleasure. Smile


The videos do work for me - but i can't actually find a video with Daniel in it.  Think

That's terrible. Frown   How can you not have videos of your champion? ranting 

Have you checked out the messageboard? Smile  They may have something there.......


who is that girl?

Elena Chernyakova of Russia. She won the girls title at Hauts de France.
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Re: Daniel Evans. « Reply #4 on: September 30, 2006, 09:31 PM »
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... and very few people can say they are unbeaten on the year....

Well... he hasn't played that much - just 18 matches, but he is yet to lose a competitive match in his age groups, which is great.

He has played very little tennis this year if truth be said. confused 
I have no idea why, but maybe this has something to do with education.... maybe....


Another thing which should be mentioned about Daniel is the amount of grit that he possesses. Just look at the final of Hauts de France - He was playing Axel Michon, a French boy and hence Daniel was heavily outdone when it came to support from the crowd.
In the first set, Michon led 5-2 and 40-0.  From there, Daniel actually won in straight sets! shocking  

We don't get to see that sort of courage too often. Not even in Men's tennis. no
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Re: Daniel Evans. « Reply #5 on: September 30, 2006, 10:05 PM »
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wow....i have daydreams about pulling that off in a slam final... and this kid actually DID it... my utmost respect goes out to you sir!!!

and he is ranked in the top 10 of his age group... (i'm compiling lists of the top 20 players from each age group in great britain btw)
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Re: Daniel Evans. « Reply #6 on: October 01, 2006, 02:56 AM »
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wow....i have daydreams about pulling that off in a slam final... and this kid actually DID it... my utmost respect goes out to you sir!!!

If someone pulls that off in a Slam final, it will be the best comeback..... ever. Surprised


Speaking of Hauts de France, Lee Childs won it the year after Federer won. Just look at the difference now. Rolling Eyes
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Re: Daniel Evans. « Reply #7 on: October 01, 2006, 03:53 AM »
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 He looks like such a kid.....a little kid.

 Hey Arka..do we have any chance of female talent comeing up soon?
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Re: Daniel Evans. « Reply #8 on: October 01, 2006, 04:08 AM »
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Loads!

The most impressive ones are obviously Naomi Cavaday and Jade Curtis, who are doing greatly in Juniors level and Naomi is making great progress in the women's game as well.

But our best prospect is definitely 14 year old Tara Moore, who has enough potential to become one of the best players in the world when her time comes. She attempted to qualify for a 10K event just six days after it was legal for her to do so (ITF restricts 13 year olds from playing Women's tennis) and she actually succeeded!

In the younger age groups, we have the extremely talented Jessica Ren. Jessica is 12 years old but is ranked 31 in the European 14&U circuits.

Just check out the birthdays of the girls in the top 50 and you'll see how much ahead she is of others in her age group - http://www.tenniseurope.org/JuniorTennis/Jun_Te_-Rankings_U14-Girls-alphabetical.aspx Very Happy


These are just some of the names. We have loads of girls who can be brilliant, especially the 1993 batch. Smile

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Re: Daniel Evans. « Reply #9 on: October 01, 2006, 04:12 AM »
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 well........thats also good to know. We have a bright future in Tennis!
I am shocked at how young some of them are.

This Daniel looks like a little kid.
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Re: Daniel Evans. « Reply #10 on: October 01, 2006, 04:20 AM »
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well........thats also good to know. We have a bright future in Tennis!

Sure! It's definitely much better than what we have now.


I am shocked at how young some of them are.

True. It's a bit scary when you see 12 or 13 olds become internationally famous.



This Daniel looks like a little kid.

This Daniel is even smaller -

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Re: Daniel Evans. « Reply #11 on: October 01, 2006, 04:36 AM »
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that is true
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Re: Daniel Evans. « Reply #12 on: October 01, 2006, 04:46 AM »
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Evans_%28tennis_player%29
made that for him.
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Re: Daniel Evans. « Reply #13 on: October 01, 2006, 11:52 AM »
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Your avatar is amazing Tommy. lol
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Re: Daniel Evans. « Reply #14 on: October 01, 2006, 12:47 PM »
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it doesnt work... otherwise i'd link it to this thread.......
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