British number two Dan Evans falls at first hurdle at French Open as he suffers 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 opening round exit to Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis at Roland Garros
- Dan Evans loses his first round French Open match to Thanasi Kokkinakis
- British number two lost in straight sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to the Australian in Paris
- Kokkinakis went into slam as a wildcard and is ranked 108th in the world
A frustrated Dan Evans was beaten in straight sets by Thanasi Kokkinakis in the opening round of the French Open.
Evans finally won his first match at Roland Garros last year but could not achieve the same result here, going down 6-4 6-4 6-4 to the powerful Australian in hot and lively conditions.
The British number two appeared to have turned the match around in the second set when he led 4-1 but, at 30-0 in the next game, he was foot-faulted for his foot crossing the centre line.
Evans promptly lost four points in a row, slamming his water bottle to the ground in annoyance, and he did not win another game in the set as the match slipped away.
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Dan Evans is elimated in the first round of the French Open after loss to Thanasi Kokkinakis