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Dan Evans defeats Tommy Paul to clinch National Bank Open semi-final spot; Jack Draper knocked out by Pablo Carreno Busta | Tennis News | NEWSRUX

Dan Evans fought again from a set down to beat Tommy Paul on the Nationwide Financial institution Open in Montreal and attain his second ATP Masters semi-final.

Paul made a blistering begin to take the opening set 6-1, however the British quantity two responded strongly and levelled 6-3 earlier than taking the decider 6-4 to seal his place within the final 4.

Nevertheless, Sunday’s semi-final is not going to be an all-British affair – with Jack Draper’s spectacular run in Montreal resulted in straight units by Pablo Carreno Busta.

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Dan Evens defeats American Tommy Paul 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 to achieve the semi-finals of the Nationwide Financial institution Open in Montreal

“You marvel if it’ll occur, if you’ll get into the match, and I obtained in,” mentioned Evans.

“Once I obtained forward I actually took it to Tommy. That is been form of my means all through this week to this point, and I went about it in a great way.

“I used to be fired up and I believed it was a superb battle between me and Tommy.”

Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta, in action at the 2022 National Bank Open in Montreal (Associated Press)
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Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta will probably be Evans’ semi-final opponent in Montreal after overcoming British hope Jack Draper

Draper, who had crushed world quantity 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas en path to his first Masters quarter-final, battled laborious in opposition to Busta however to no avail.

The Spaniard has but to drop a set within the match and he dominated Draper all through their conflict, triumphing in a tie-break earlier than profitable the second 6-1.

The opposite semi-final will probably be contested between Hubert Hurkacz – who knocked out Nick Kyrgios within the final eight – and Casper Ruud.

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