After a taste of clay success in Monte Carlo, Dan Evans wants even more, with the Brit set to carry onto this week’s Barcelona Open.

The surprise semi-finalist in the principality who lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas, remains full of enthusiasm after breaking through on a surface he formerly detested.

Now it’s all-go in the run-up to Roland Garros next month for the ATP No. 33, who will be seeded 16th and benefit from a bye.

“I will play Barcelona next week. I’ll play as much as I can. I’ll play Lyon or one of those tournaments (Geneva) before the French. 

“It becomes tricky to go home with track and trace on the plane, so it’s not the most straightforward lead-up to a Grand Slam,”

He added: “I’m genuinely enjoying playing tennis and competing, having a good battle. I prepared well. I gave myself the best chance. 

“That’s what I’ll do for the rest of the season. I think on the clay, I could take some of that onto the grass. 

“When I come out on the clay, I’m more focused on my game and trying to get that right, then the result comes. There’s things to maybe take onto the grass and the hard from this week definitely.”


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