|2020 Australian Open|
|Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 20 January to two February|
|Protection: Concentrate on BBC Radio five Reside Sports activities Further and on-line; Reside textual content on decided on fits at the BBC Recreation site and app.|
British primary Dan Evans says he’s glad along with his bodily situation after Tim Henman recommended he must “pass over a couple of foods” if he needs to wreck into the arena’s peak 20 gamers.
Evans, 29, has leapt up the ratings to be seeded for the primary time at a Grand Slam in subsequent week’s Australian Open.
Henman made the remark after captaining Britain on the ATP Cup, the place Evans was once the workforce’s highest participant.
“I am lovely have compatibility, it is simply how I glance I suppose,” mentioned Evans, seeded 30th.
Former global quantity 4 Henman, who made a go back to top-level tennis after being selected through Andy Murray to steer Britain, bonded neatly with Evans all the way through the inaugural match held in Australia, the place they have been overwhelmed through the hosts within the quarter-finals.
Evans gained 3 of his 4 fits, together with spectacular victories over Belgium global quantity 11 David Goffin and Australia’s global quantity 18 Alex de Minaur.
That caused Henman to mention the arena quantity 33 had the facility to wreck into the highest 20 if he takes care of himself at an advantage the courtroom.
“Simply since you have been a excellent tennis participant doesn’t suggest you might be knowledgeable in all fields,” Evans informed BBC Recreation.
“Tim has a number of evaluations, that was once his opinion in this matter and I will go away him to it.”
However, Evans mentioned he nonetheless needs to lean on Henman, who had a identical taking part in taste, one day after their good fortune in combination on the ATP Cup.
“If I see him I will ask him stuff, he was once actually excellent and a large lend a hand,” Evans added.