Result: Dan Evans stuns Dominic Thiem to reach Sydney International semi-finals

Dan Evans during his men's singles match against Ricardas Berankis during day two of the ATP Aegon Open Nottingham on June 21, 2016
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British number three Dan Evans overturns a one-set deficit to defeat world number eight Dominic Thiem in the Sydney International quarter-finals.

Dan Evans has reached the semi-finals of an ATP tournament for just the second time with a three-set victory over world number eight Dominic Thiem at the Sydney International.

The British number three had progressed through to the last eight with back-to-back victories over the distance and he had to do the same to get the better of top seed Thiem.

Thiem breezed through the opening set, breaking twice and dropping just two points behind his serve, but Evans responded brilliantly in the second to take the contest into a decider.

It was expected that Thiem would react to allowing his opponent back into the match, but Evans controlled the closing stages as he broke three times to complete a 3-6 6-4 6-1 triumph.

The victory marks Evans's first-ever success over a top-10 player and he will now face Andrey Kuznetsov for a place in Saturday's final.

Dan Evans of Great Britain plays a backhand during a practice session at Emirates Arena on September 17, 2015
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1Scotland flag Andy Murray9,390
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,285
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka6,175
4Serbia Novak Djokovic5,805
5Switzerland Roger Federer4,765
6Canada Milos Raonic4,150
7Croatia Marin Cilic4,025
8Austria Dominic Thiem3,895
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,785
10France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,040
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,980
12Alexander Zverev2,860
13Belgium David Goffin2,785
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,570
15Lucas Pouille2,570
16France Gael Monfils2,545
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,360
18United States Jack Sock2,335
19Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,110
20Australia Nick Kyrgios2,110
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