ATP Tour

Evans pulls out after racquets fail to arrive

2016-10-29 17:35
Dan Evans (Getty Images)

London - Britain's Dan Evans has withdrawn from qualifying for the Paris Masters tournament after his racquets failed to make it to France.

The 26-year-old was set to play Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic in the opening round of qualifying in the French capital on Saturday, but his kit failed to make it across the Channel with him after he flew to France from Birmingham.

"I had to pull out of Paris qs (qualifiers) as my racquet bag never made it to Paris from Birmingham so basically I had a day trip to Paris," British number three Evans said on Twitter.

Evans' absence leaves world number two Andy Murray as the lone British representative in the last tournament of the regular ATP season, with Kyle Edmund ruled out because of a hip injury.

One consolation for Evans, currently 60th in the world, is that he will finish 2016 with the highest end-of-year ranking of his career despite his problems in Paris.

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