Dan Evans will now face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the last 16
Evans sprung a huge surprise on Wednesday when he beat 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic to reach the third round.
But the British No 3 now has another seeded scalp ager he overcame Australian Bernard Tomic to join world No 1 Andy Murray in the last 16 of 2017's first Grand Slam tournament.
Bernard Tomic, a controversial figure, did not enjoy the complete support of the home crowd
Evans had arrived in Melbourne on the back of another first, having gone all the way to the final of the Sydney International the week before.
Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller denied him a first ever ATP title but he carried the good form into the Australian Open, beating Argentinian Fecundo Bagnis in straight sets to reach round two.
There he came from a set down to beat Cilic, wearing a £12 shirt he bought himself after losing his sponsorship deal with Nike, before beating Tomic 7-5, 7-6, 7-6.
Dan Evans was forced to take a tense break when the rain came during the third set
“I’m happy with this one at the moment!” Evans said afterwards.
“I reckon it looks alright.
“One of them shrunk in the wash a bit though.”
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