‘Say Something Mate You are the Captain’: Dan Evans Trolls Liam Broady at ATP Cup 2022

Published 01/02/2022, 11:30 AM EST
Tennis – Murray River Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Britain’s Dan Evans celebrates winning his final singles match against Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime REUTERS/Kelly Defina


The 2022 ATP season has begun and so has the first tournament of the year, the ATP Cup. Team Great Britain’s Dan Evans clashed against Team Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff in the group stage of the competition. During the break, Dan Evans trolled captain Liam Broady in a fun chat at the bench.

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Evans jokingly told Broady to speak up as he’s the captain of Great Britain team. Subsequently, Evans defeated the German convincingly in straight sets.

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Dan Evans and Liam Broady get involved in a fun chat

Tennis players across different countries have started to showcase their skills at the ATP Cup 2022. In the group stages, Great Britain met the German team. World No. 25 Dan Evans was up against Jan-Lennard Struff. Right after the first three games, Dan Evans was spotted having a talk with captain Liam Broady during their bench chat.

Evans asked Broady, “You nervous.” Broady replied, “About what?” And Evans jokingly said, “Say something mate, you are the captain.” It seemed like Evans wanted the captain to acknowledge the performance he’d shown so far. Till then, the Brit was 2-1 up in the match.

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Evans comfortably beats Struff

Dan Evans of Great Britain eased past the German with 6-1, 6-2. Throughout the match, the World No. 25 looked quite confident, as he grabbed more points on his first serve. In February 2021, Evans triumphed at his first ATP Tour title at the Murray River Open. And it looks like he wants to capture more titles in the year 2022.

Sep 10, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Alexander Zverev of Germany hits a backhand against Novak Djokovic of Serbia (not pictured) on day twelve of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

However, on the other side, World No. 3 Alexander Zverev overcome Cameron Norrie handsomely. Despite having an amazing season, Norrie couldn’t win a single set against Sascha. Therefore, the current standings in Group C are that Great Britain is at number two, while Germany is at number three. Team USA leads the table with more win percentage.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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