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Dan Evans to make comeback in Glasgow after ban thanks to LTA wildcard

Dan Evans to make comeback after ban thanks to LTA wildcard
By Eurosport

16/04/2018 at 12:15Updated 16/04/2018 at 15:16

Dan Evans has been handed a wildcard to the ATP Challenger event in Glasgow by the Lawn Tennis Association.

Evans, 27, was banned in April 2017 after testing positively for cocaine.

But the British player is eligible to return this month and the wildcard means he will feature in Glasgow in the event, which starts on April 28th.

In a brief statement, Evans said:

" I want to thank everyone who has supported me throughout this difficult period. I have learned a lot about myself in my time away from the game, a sport that I love very dearly. I am now committed to training hard, resuming my career and getting back to where I was, although appreciate this will take time."

LTA performance director Simon Timson added:

" Dan has begun to support the development of the LTA's anti-doping education materials to help emerging young players avoid similar mistakes."

Andy Murray could also feature in Glasglow, with the Scot closing in on a return from injury and hoping to win back his British No. 1 ranking from Kyle Edmund.