Not just a great win for Dan but I have to admit I had no idea he played such scintillating tennis. I hadn't really planned to watch it properly but he was so good that I was watching almost as closely as I watch one of Andy's matches. For someone so short he sure packs a punch, And Petchy said his serve motion is perfect and his serve is Fed-like (which whatever you think of Fed is quite a compliment).
I wish I had watched it all, but getting up at 6:30am is the middle of the night to me, so I just confined myself to Andy's match!
Enjoyed the highlights though. Good to see Dan coming up to the net a lot, and very well done to him for keeping his nerve in the two tie-breaks. I'd agree with Petch about his serve too - a pleasure to watch.
Nice article in The Telegraph about how emotional Dan was at the end, dedicating his win to his late coach of five years Julien Hoferlin who died last year from a brain tumour. Also I bet Nike are now regretting ditching him during the off-season, so Dan was left to buy his own shirts in Melbourne, although Uniqlo, the high-street chain he bought them from, have now come to his rescue. Hopefully he'll find another sponsor soon from the offers he's received - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2017/01/20/dan-evans-salutes-former-coach-julien-hoferlin-reaching-australian/