Terrific Britain’s Dan Evans reached the first round of This Miami Open as a’lucky loser’ despite a straight-sets defeat in qualifying.

Evans, 28, clashed with the umpire in his way to a 6-4 6-4 loss to Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik.

But as one of those highest-ranked losers from the final qualifying round Evans entered a’lucky loser’ faces and draw Tunisian Malek Jaziri in round one.

Britain’s Jay Clarke lost to India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran within his qualifier.

Clarke, 20, has gone out of this big event after having a 6-4 6-4 defeat into the world-number 8-4.

But Evans moved into the initial round after having a bad-tempered defeat to Bublik in that he had been deducted a point for hitting a water jar with his racquet before arguing with the umpire.

British sure Cameron Norrie will perform Australia’s Jordan Thompson in round one, whereas Kyle Edmund will perform Italian Thomas Fabbiano or even Ilya Ivashka of Belarus in round two after receiving a bye through the first round.

Britain’s Johanna Konta confronts American Jessica Pegula in round one of those women’s attraction.

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