Dan Evans has been handed a wildcard for the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s Club, in what will be his first appearance at an ATP Tour event since his year-long drugs ban.
The Brit has not competed on the the ATP Tour since testing positive for cocaine in Barcelona back in April 2017. After a 12-month ban, he has returned to a series of challenger events, reaching the semi-finals in Surbiton and now Nottingham.
The Birmingham-born star beat Canada’s Brayden Schnur to reach the last-four at the Nature Valley Open and will take on Marcel Granollers on Saturday. And he will head to Queen’s Club for the tournament’s start on Monday. Ward has been handed a qualifying wildcard (Picture: AMA/Getty) Evans’ compatriot Jay Clarke has also been given a main draw wildcard.
This will be the 19-year-old’s first appearance at an tour-level event. Fellow Brits James Ward and Edward Corrie were handed qualifying wildcards, while Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis will also have to come through qualifying. Andy Murray will make a decision over whether he will be able to compete on Saturday morning, but British No. 1 Kyle Edmund and Cam Norrie are confirmed participants.