‘Frustrated’ Dan Evans could walk away from Davis Cup after doubles snub
Dan Evans is prepared to walk away from Great Britain’s Davis Cup team after feeling ‘insulted’ by not being selected for doubles.
Evans, the British number two, first made his debut in 2009 and was part of the victorious 2015 team. He has become an integral part of the singles team but is yet to make his bow in doubles in the competition.
He watched from the sidelines as Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury were defeated in the decisive doubles match against the Netherlands last month.
“It’s f***king annoying,” Evans told i. “It’s disappointing. To be frank, it’s a bit insulting also that I haven’t been picked to ever to play the Davis Cup [in doubles].
“This is meant in the nicest possible way to the doubles guys, there’s nothing against them. But I don’t need to play doubles on the tour to prove how good I am at doubles. When I do, I normally play ok.”
Evans has reached two ATP 1000 doubles finals with Neal Skupski and is disappointed that their partnership has not been utilised by captain Leon Smith for the Davis Cup.
“I played with Neal before for a year to try and play Davis Cup, and I’m at a loss as to why I’ve never played,” he explained.
The world number 26 even admitted that he will consider departing from Team GB if an opportunity in doubles is not in the offing in the near future.
“It’s something I have to think about going forward if I want to put myself in the position again to keep going there and we’re not getting the right results,” he said.
Dan Evans is currently competing in the European Open in Antwerp. He comfortably defeated Tallon Griekspoor and Constant Lestienne to reach the quarter-finals.
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