Evans Misses Out On Facing Fellow Brit Kyle As He Loses Queen's Opener

Evans Misses Out On Facing Fellow Brit Kyle As He Loses Queen's Opener

Dan Evans missed out on setting up a second-round clash against fellow Brit Kyle Edmund after losing to Paul-Henri Mathieu in his Aegon Championship opener at Queen's on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old suffered a 6-7(8) 7-6(6) 3-6 defeat to Mathieu in a rain-affected match in London.

Nothing could separate the two competitors in the first set, resulting in a battling tie-break, which was taken 10-8 by Mathieu.

Evans managed to break back after dropping serve in the second set, and once again a breaker was needed on the grass court.

The Brit held his nerve to draw level on sets, but he failed to carry his momentum into the third as Mathieu went a break up and held serve to clinch victory.

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