Murray talks up Evans' future
Andy Murray has paid tribute to Davis Cup team-mate Dan Evans after his run to the third round at the US Open in New York.
Evans showed off some of his undoubted potential at Flushing Meadows, beating 11th seed Kei Nishikori and Bernard Tomic before going down in four sets to the experienced Tommy Robredo.
Murray is now excited to see how Evans backs up those performances and he is expected to get that chance when he lines up for Great Britain in the Davis Cup against Croatia in less than a fortnight.
The British No 1 has promised to play in Umag after missing the wins over Slovakia and Russia, where big singles wins from Evans helped his country secure important victories.
Murray said: "If he plays like that, it's good for everyone. For Davis Cup, of course it helps the more guys you have playing well and able to compete with top-100, top-50, top-20 players.
"When we have home ties, on the right surface for him, he can compete with most guys in the world. It will be a good test for him on the clay.
"I always liked him. He's a fun guy to be around. He's funny.
"But it can be just frustrating sometimes when someone has that much ability. You really just want to see them play the way that they can. You don't want guys to finish their careers regretting not putting in 110 per cent.
"He could make a really good living for himself playing tennis. He could have some big wins.
"Five, six weeks ago, if someone had said, 'Dan Evans is playing Tommy Robredo on Armstrong, who is going to win?' You would say, 'There's absolutely no chance. That's three straight sets for Robredo.'
"He's turned it around. From what I've heard from the coaches and fitness trainers that have been around him, he's been working extremely hard. He's on a bit of a roll right now."