Stom­ach for a fight

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Bri­tain's Dan Evans in­sists he's in good nick af­ter com­ing through a five-set epic at the Aus­tralian Open, pat­ting his stom­ach in cel­e­bra­tion in a nod to the doubters. Ahead of the tour­na­ment his ATP Cup cap­tain Tim Hen­man sug­gested Evans lose weight and 'miss a few meals' if he wants to go far at the Grand Slam.

"It was just a bit of a joke to the guys in the corner," Evans told re­porters of the tummy pat, af­ter beating American Macken­zie McDon­ald 3-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3. "I'm in good shape - there's no ques­tion about that. I've got strong legs and a good set of lungs."

Dan Evans

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