By Janine Self for MailOnline
Published: 01:15 BST, 16 June 2019 | Updated: 01:23 BST, 16 June 2019
A marathon day for Dan Evans finished in frustration as the weather again had the last laugh on the Briton's bid to win a second title in successive weeks.
The British No 3 made it eight straight wins at grass-court tournaments although he only saw the green stuff at Nottingham Tennis Centre for the first time on Saturday.
His challenges included an unpredictable swirling wind, a stubborn left-hander in unseeded quarter-final opponent Dominic Koepfer and the inadvertent swallowing of a fly, not to mention a long wait before his semi-final against Japanese Go Soeda was called off.
A marathon day for Dan Evans finished in frustration as the weather again had the last laugh
Having made hard work of overcoming Koepfer 7-6, 6-7, 6-4,