Duo defeats helps Evans rankings rise

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08.10. - Tennis

Dan Evans will become British men's singles number one for the first time, even though he missed out on this week's ATP tournament.

The 29-year-old will overtake Kyle Edmund in the rankings when they are announced next week, the first time that Evans - currently ranked 43 in the world - will be his country's top player.
Edmund's straight-sets defeat to Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, who ironically knocked Evans out in the qualifiers, at the Shanghai Masters saw his place as British number one come under serious threat.
Cameron Norrie had the chance to claim top spot if he made it to the third round in China, but that hope ended on Tuesday when he was beaten 6-3 6-1 by US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev.
Andy Murray's defeat to Fabio Fognini then enabled Evans - who made the last 16 at last week's China Open - to overtake Edmund, with Norrie expected to move into the world's top 60.
There was some good news for British tennis in the men's doubles, with Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski making it into the second round in Shanghai after a 6-3 6-4 win over China's Xin Gao and Zhe Li.

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