Dan Evans earns first 2014 win by knocking out Jan Hajek in Zagreb

British number two Dan Evans put a disappointing start to 2014 behind him to win his first ATP main-draw match of the year, beating Jan Hajek in Zagreb.

The 23-year-old was

He was then for their victory in USA after going against coach Leon Smith's wishes by not playing a tournament in Hawaii.

Evans, a lucky loser in qualifying, comfortably beat Czech Hajek, 6-3, 6-1 to make the second round.

Birmingham-based Evans had been beaten by Germany's Bjorn Phau in qualifying.

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