British tennis star Dan Evans has had a successful 2023 season, reaching a career-high 21 in the ATP world rankings in August.
The British number two has claimed two ATP Tour titles in the past three years and he will be aiming to improve his Grand Slam record in 2024, starting at January's Australian Open in Melbourne.
Evans is yet to win a Grand Slam title and his best performances were reaching the fourth round at the 2017 Australian Open and the 2021 US Open.
Evans made his Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon in 2009, losing his opening match to Nikolay Davydenko, and another first-round defeat followed at the All-England Club in 2011.
In 2013, as a US Open qualifier, he beat Kei Nishikori and Bernard Tomic before losing in four sets to Tommy Robredo in round three.
Evans tasted more success at Grand Slams in 2016, reaching the third round at Wimbledon, where he was beaten in straight sets by Roger Federer, and at Flushing Meadows.
In January 2017 he made it to the fourth round of the Australian Open, winning the first set against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga before losing the next three.
Evans has featured in the main singles' draw at the last 19 Grand Slam events. At the 2021 US Open he battled back from two sets down to beat Australia's Alexei Popyrin in the third round but then lost to Russia's Daniil Medvedev, who went on to beat Novak Djokovic in the final.
Evans has reached three ATP Tour 250 Series finals, losing at the Sydney International in 2017 and the Delray Beach Open in 2019.
He beat Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-2 6-3 to win the Murray River Open in Australia in February 2021 and made his ATP Tour 500 Series breakthrough at the Washington Open in August 2023.
After straight-sets wins over Frances Tiafoe in the quarter-finals and Grigor Dimitrov in the semis, Evans defeated Dutch rival Tallon Griekspoor 7-5 6-3 in the final.
Evans was at number 38 in the ATP world rankings released on 20th November 2023, having reached a career-high of 21 after his Washington Open triumph earlier in the year.
It has been a long road to the upper echelons of the rankings for Evans, who slipped to his lowest professional ranking of 772 in May 2015 after a knee injury disrupted the start of his season.
By the end of that year he was ranked in the top 300, and was part of Great Britain's victorious Davis Cup squad, and in 2016 he broke into the top 100 by winning a Challenger Tour title in Taiwan.
Evans' first victory against a player ranked in the top 10 came when he beat Dominic Thiem in Sydney in 2017, just before his run to the Australian Open fourth round, and in October 2019 he became the British number one.
He has been a fixture in the top 40 since the start of the 2020 season, during which he made the top 30 for the first time, and in 2021 he claimed a famous win over world number one Djokovic at the Monte Carlo Masters.
Evans won $1,519,445 in prize money in 2023, helped by his victory at the Washington Open.
At the end of the 2023 season, his overall career prize money, including doubles tournaments, stands at $7,893,720.
Evans was born on 23rd May 1990 and he is 33 years old.
As a youngster Evans reached the quarter-finals of the boys' singles at the US Open in 2007 and the Australian Open in 2008 and he made his first wildcard appearance in the main draw at Wimbledon in 2009, at the age of 19.
Evans grew up in the Hall Green area of Birmingham in the English Midlands. As a teenager he moved to the Lawn Tennis Association's academy at Loughborough University and he is now based in Dubai.
Evans is expected to play at the 2024 Australian Open, where he has participated in the main draw in seven of the last eight years.
Evans has appeared at all 19 Grand Slam singles' events since the start of 2019. He was forced to withdraw from the Davis Cup Finals in October 2023 after suffering a calf injury at the Vienna Open but he should be fit for the Australian Open, which starts in Melbourne on 14th January 2024.