sport news Dan Evans emerges with a lot of credit from his efforts in this truncated year

Dan Evans emerges with a lot of credit from his efforts in this truncated year... once known as the bad boy of the British game, he collected eight victories over top 20 players and ends the campaign as British No 1 Dan Evans brought the curtain down on strange but satisfactory year on Tuesday The 30-year-old admitted he is still in dark about what near-term future holds Evans will end 2020 as British No 1 - his ranking will be just outside the top thirty

By Mike Dickson for MailOnline

Published: 15:50 GMT, 3 November 2020 | Updated: 15:51 GMT, 3 November 2020

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Dan Evans brought the curtain down on his strange but satisfactory year on Tuesday, and admitted he is still in the dark about what the near-term future holds.

The 30-year-old Midlander will end 2020 as the British No 1. His ranking will be just outside the top thirty, injury having prevented any serious challenge from Kyle Edmund or Andy Murray, who wrapped up their seasons early.

None of them know exactly when, or in what form, they will next play tennis with plans for Australia still up in the air only six weeks before players are meant to depart.

Dan Evans brought the curtain down on his strange but satisfactory year on Tuesday

Dan Evans brought the curtain down on his strange but satisfactory year on Tuesday

He lost 6-3, 7-6 to Stan Wawrinka in the Paris Masters but will end 2020 as the British No 1

He lost 6-3, 7-6 to Stan Wawrinka in the Paris Masters but will end 2020 as the British No 1

Great Britain could well miss out on a place in January's ATP Cup team event, in which it made the quarter-finals back in January. It may only take place in a reduced state in 2021, or might not even occur at all.

'I've heard it might be less teams, a different week, I'm not sure what's going to happen,' said Evans after a 6-3, 7-6 defeat by Stan Wawrinka in the Paris Masters. 'Hopefully we are in and can play, but if not I'm sure there will be other tournaments on.'

Tennis Australia is currently negotiating with its national

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