Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund set up Eastbourne showdown ahead of Wimbledon

Dan Evans progressed to the quarter-finals of Eastbourne, where he’ll face fellow Briton Kyle Edmund, after a straight-sets victory over Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France

The British No 3 impressed in taking the first set 6-3 against the player scheduled to be Andy Murray’s doubles partner at Wimbledon.

After being broken in the second, he showed his growing frustration when he threw his racket to the ground, and received a warning from the umpire when he then had to replace it.

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Evans then broke Herbert, who in turn became frustrated, and retained his sense of momentum to go 6-5 up and earn the first of two match points on the Frenchman’s serve.


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He required only one, therefore securing the convincing 6-3 7-5 victory and ensuring a British player will reach the final four.

Edmund was confirmed as Evans’ opponent after an even more convincing victory over Cameron Norrie.

The British No 1, aged 24, eased past the No 2 via a 6-2 6-2 scoreline.

A year on from him overcoming Murray on the same centre court at Eastbourne, he was clinical in building a 5-2 lead in the opening set.

Play was then halted for over 45 minutes while a spectator received medical attention after falling ill.

If that represented a chance for Norrie, 23, to regroup, Edmund refused to let him take it.

After seeing out the opening set, he also dominated the second, again winning 6-2.

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