US Open: Dan Evans climbs into world's top 150 for first time

Dan Evans

British number two Dan Evans has been rewarded for his run to the third round of the US Open by breaking into the world's top 150 for the first time.

The 23-year-old from Solihull, who had never previously won a match in a Grand Slam tournament's main draw, has moved up to 149th in the ATP world rankings.

His involvement at Flushing Meadows ended when he lost to Spanish 19th seed Tommy Robredo in four sets.

Evans won £60,000 in prize money and climbed 30 places in the rankings.

He played six matches in 10 days in New York, coming through three rounds of qualifying before beating 11th seed Kei Nishikori and world number 52 Bernard Tomic.

Evans's next challenge will be on clay in Croatia later this week when he plays for Great Britain in the Davis Cup, with the winners qualifying for the elite World Group.

Britain have not been part of the World Group since 2008.

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