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Dan Evans announces he is to part ways with coach after difficult second half of 2020

British number one Dan Evans has announced he and coach Mark Hilton will part ways at the end of the season.

Evans has worked with Hilton since his drugs ban ended in 2017, and they have seen a lot of success together as Evans powered to a career-high ranking this season.

Progress has been a little slower of late, though, but Evans snapped a five-match losing streak to beat Salvatore Caruso at the European Open this week.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank Mark for his work and efforts over the past 12 months and we are both excited for what is next for each of our respective careers,” Dan Evans said.

Hiton, who will now return to his position working with the LTA, added: “After discussing our plans for 2021, Dan and I have made the mutual decision to part ways at the end of November.

“Both of us are very proud of our collaboration this year, helping Dan achieve a career-high ranking of number 28, seven wins over top-20 players and reaching his first ATP 500 semi-final.

“I’m looking forward to taking the experience I have gained over the last three years at the highest levels of the ATP Tour and re-investing that back into the LTA’s Performance Team for the benefit of our British players and coaches.”

Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.