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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)
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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