Dan Evans ‘definitely has the game’ to be a big player, says Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic says Dan Evans has everything he needs to become a major player in tennis, although he has to prove it at Grand Slams.

Evans got the better of Djokovic at the Monte-Carlo Masters this week, beating the world number one in straight sets.

Although it was a surprise result and Djokovic was well short of his best, he believes people should expect to see Evans achieving some big results because he has the game to upset anyone.

“He has a lot of variety in his game,” Djokovic said of Evans. “He uses slice so efficiently. He’s quick around the court. He serves and volleys.

“He’s got a really all-around game. It’s really a nice player to watch, not a great player to play against. Lots of talent.

“He’s definitely got the game. I mean, at the slams obviously best-of-five, it’s different.

“Depends on which surface. He would probably agree maybe clay wasn’t his surface growing up, most preferred one.

“But the way he plays on clay, I think he plays on a similar quality level that he plays probably on his best surfaces like faster hard court or maybe grass.

“Yeah, I mean, he’s a very good player, no doubt about it.”

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