He may’ve lost to Andrey Rublev on Saturday, but an act of sportsmanship from Dan Evans won him some fans at Margaret Court Arena.
With Rublev leading 5-4 in the pair’s third-round clash, Rublev asked a ball kid for a banana during a changeover.
Overhearing the fifth seed, Evans gestured to Rublev and tossed a banana his way, with Rublev very much amused by the act of generosity.
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It proved a timely potassium boost for Rublev, who then broke Evans’ serve to take the first set 6-4 before running away with the following two sets and the win in just over two hours.
Even in defeat, Evans was gracious when explaining his banana sharing moment.
“They actually asked for four bananas, and…