Daniel Evans will join former World No. 1 Andy Murray, Cameron Norrie, Joe Salisbury and Jamie Murray as part of Team Great Britain at the inaugural ATP Cup, to be held in Australia from 3-12 January. Great Britain will compete in Group C in Sydney, facing Belgium, Bulgaria and Moldova.
Evans, who started 2019 at No. 192 in the ATP Rankings and finished the season one spot off his career-high of No. 41, speaks to ATPCup.com about competing at the ATP Cup.
Why are you excited about competing in the ATP Cup?
It’s always an honour to represent your country and I’m pleased I will be taking part in the ATP Cup in its first year. I’m proud of what I’ve achieved over the past 12 months and really hope to begin 2020 in good form and build on my performances for future tournaments. I’m sure that the ATP Cup will be well supported and have an excellent atmosphere. I know I’ll have to be ready immediately to play my best tennis.
Which countrymen did you watch growing up and what did you admire about them?
I watched Tim Henman [who will captain Team Great Britain at the ATP Cup] at lot in his matches at Queen’s Club or Wimbledon, sometimes against Lleyton Hewitt, who I also followed. Tim did so much for British tennis, certainly providing me — and I’m sure many others — with the inspiration to pick up a racquet, have fun and enjoy this healthy sport. He’s travelled a bit more to tournaments this year, so it’s great to have him involved.