- Evans upset with Edmund’s reaction to Battle of Brits defeat
- Johanna Konta bounces back to beat Katie Boulter
The Battle of the Brits came alive on Tuesday evening as Dan Evans outclassed Kyle Edmund 6-4, 6-4 to win a spicy duel at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton. Earlier in the day, Johanna Konta took an important step forward by recovering to defeat Katie Boulter 2-6, 7-6 (5), 10-6.
A month after Evans ousted Edmund to little fanfare in the first Battle of the Brits, the second edition was a testament to the power of crowds. Surrounded only by their teammates, the pride of the top two male British players came to the fore. From the opening game, both punctuated their victorious points with loud cheers, seemingly determined to silence the other.
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