Dan Evans reaches semi-final of Monte-Carlo Masters with victory over David Goffin

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Dan Evans continued his terrific run at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters with victory over David Goffin to reach the semi-finals.

The British No1 landed the biggest win of his career by beating Novak Djokovic on Thursday and kept up his good form, coming from a set down to beat 11th seed Goffin 5-7 6-3 6-4.

Evans has now earned as many tour-level clay-court victories and wins at Masters tournaments this week as in the rest of his career combined and could surpass his career-high ranking of 26 next week.

As he had against Djokovic, Evans began superbly but Goffin found his range on his forehand at the end of the opening set, recovering from 3-5 to take it with a run of four games in a row.

But he could not maintain that level and Evans forged ahead early in the second set, this time holding onto his advantage.

The 30-year-old has a rare ability to bring out his best at the biggest moments and he dug in brilliantly to save four break points at 4-4 in the deciding set - he saved 15 of 17 during the match.

Goffin could not show similar fortitude and a wild final shot drew a huge roar from Evans as he celebrated setting up a last-four encounter with Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Additional reporting by PA.

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