Dan Evans: 'I can compete with the best'

British qualifier Dan Evans plays a forehand on his way to a shock victory over Kei Nishikori in the first round of the US Open on August 26, 2013
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Dan Evans claims that his performance in the US Open proves that he is capable of competing against top-class opposition.

Dan Evans has declared that his performance at the US Open proves that he is ready to compete with top-class players.

The British number three reached the third round of the tournament against the odds before crashing out to Spanish 19th seed Tommy Robredo.

"I can definitely play with these guys," the 23-year-old told BBC Sport.

"To win two matches [in New York] and then have that match shows I'm not a Futures player. I'm probably better than a Challenger player as well."

Evans will feature in Great Britain Davis Cup team alongside Andy Murray in Croatia on September 13.

British qualifier Dan Evans plays a forehand on his way to a shock victory over Kei Nishikori in the first round of the US Open on August 26, 2013
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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
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19United States John Isner2,110
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