Melbourne - Britain's Dan Evans claimed the highest-ranked
scalp of his career when he stunned world number seven Marin Cilic at the
Australian Open on Wednesday.
Evans, 26, came from behind to beat the Croatian former US
Open champion 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 and reach the third round, equalling his best
Grand Slam performance.
It was only Evans' second win against top-10 opposition,
after he defeated eighth-ranked Dominic Thiem this month in Sydney en route to
his first tour-level final.
Evans, whose first-round victory over Facundo Bagnis was his
maiden win at the Australian Open, will next play either Australia's Bernard
Tomic or Victor Estrella Burgos.
His win, one of the biggest upsets so far at the Australian
Open, extends a strong showing by British players after five reached the second
round, the best performance in 30 years.
Evans, ranked 51, only broke into the top 100 last year but
he reached the third round at both Wimbledon and the US Open in what became a