Bernard Tomic won't underestimate Dan Evans

Bernard Tomic in action in the second round of the Australian Open on January 17, 2013
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Bernard Tomic says that he will not take Dan Evans for granted when they meet in the US Open on Thursday.

World number 52 Bernard Tomic is adamant that he will not take Dan Evans for granted when they meet in the second round of the US Open on Thursday.

The British number three caused an upset in the opening stage at Flushing Meadows by beating 11th seed Kei Nishikori 6-4 6-4 6-2 earlier this week.

Despite Evans being ranked as the world's number 179, Tomic is not expecting an easy encounter against the 23-year-old.

"I was very surprised because I practised with Kei early on in Bradenton and he was playing very, very good in practice," said Tomic. "I thought Kei was going to win that match. It shows you how anyone can play, and all these players that are playing here, they're good.

"You can't take anyone for granted these days, because it proves that a guy that's 150 can play on this day and beat a guy almost top 10.

"But for him to win against Kei was huge. I'm sure if he's playing against Kei way against me it's going to be very difficult for me, that's for sure."

The two meet in the American Grand Slam on Thursday.

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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