Dan Evans reaches Masters semi-final in Montreal but Jack Draper falls short

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Jack Draper fought hard but lost in his first ATP Masters quarter-final - AP
Jack Draper fought hard but lost in his first ATP Masters quarter-final - AP

Dan Evans has reached his second ATP Masters semi-final after coming from a set down to win at the National Bank Open.

American Tommy Paul had a blistering start to take the first set, but the British No 2 took charge in the second to push ahead for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory.

"You wonder if it's going to happen, if you are going to get into the match, and I got in," said Evans after the singles and before he also won his doubles match alongside Briton John Peers.

"When I got ahead I really took it to Tommy and that's been sort of my way throughout this week so far, and I went about it in a good way, I was fired up and I thought it was a good battle between me and Tommy."

Pablo Carreno Busta, 31, became the only player in Montreal to avoid dropping a set as he knocked out Jack Draper to wreck the possibility of an all-British semi-final by booking his spot against Evans.

The 20-year-old scrapped hard but the Spaniard dominated throughout to win 7-6, 6-1, with his younger opponent left to appreciate a week in which he reached his first Masters quarter-final and took down world No 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The other semi-final will be contested between Hubert Hurkacz and Casper Ruud, after the former defeated Nick Kyrgios and the latter sent local favourite Felix Auger-Aliassime home.