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Dan Evans seals comeback victory to reach Nature Valley Open final

The 28-year-old is continuing his return from a drugs ban.

Dan Evans
Dan Evans

Former British number two Dan Evans came from behind to beat Marcel Granollers and book his place in the final of the ATP Challenger Tour Nature Valley Open in Nottingham.

The 28-year-old is continuing his return from a drugs ban, but was soon put on the back foot by veteran Spaniard Granollers, who made the most of an early break to claim the opening set 6-4.

Evans, who has been handed a wildcard entry for the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s Club next week, recovered to level the match when two breaks saw him take the second set 6-2.

The deciding set proved a tense affair until Evans finally converted a break point chance to lead 5-3 and then served out for the match.

Evans’ 4-6 6-2 6-3 victory over the world number 134 at the second-tier event was completed in just under two hours.

The Briton will go on to face either Ilya Ivashka of Belarus or Australia’s Alex de Minaur in Sunday’s final.

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