Dan Evans in furious outburst over opponent's toilet break during defeat - 'F*** him'
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Dan Evans launched a tirade at the umpire when his opponent was allowed to take a lengthy bathroom break. The British No 2 lost a three-hour battle to Aslan Karatsev in the Sydney Tennis Classic semi-final, as the top seed defeated him 6-3 6-7(13) 6-3.
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Evans was playing for the chance to meet compatriot Andy Murray in the Sydney ATP 250 final on Saturday.
The former world No 1 came from behind to beat fourth seed Reilly Opelka 6-7(6) 6-4 6-4 earlier on Friday, and reach his first final in more than two years.
Evans was bidding to make it the first all-British men's final in ATP Tour history as he took to the court to face the top seed in a tough semi-final test.
After dropping the opening set, the world No 26 fended off two match points in a thrilling second-set tiebreak to take it 15-13 and force a decider.
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