Result: Dan Evans stuns Kei Nishikori at US Open

British qualifier Dan Evans causes a big upset in round one of the US Open by beating 11th seed Kei Nishikori in straight sets.

British qualifier Dan Evans has caused a huge upset in the first round of the US Open by beating 11th seed Kei Nishikori in straight sets.

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© Getty Images

The world number 179 came from a break down to take the opening set 6-4 before clinching the second with the same scoreline.

The 23-year-old, who had previously never got past the opening round of a Grand Slam, then secured his progress by sealing the shock victory 6-2.

Evans will now meet either Spain's Albert Ramos or Australian Bernard Tomic for the place in round three.

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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