Evans gets lucky loser reprieve in Miami but Clarke misses out
Dan Evans and Jay Clarke both suffered straight-sets defeats in Miami Open qualifying but Evans made the main draw for the competition’s first round after filling a ‘lucky loser’ spot.
The 28-year-old had been deducted a point for hitting a water bottle with his racket as he lost 6-4 6-4 to Alexander Bublik.
In the first round he has been drawn against Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri, who he will play on Thursday.
Clarke missed out having also lost 6-4 6-4, to Prajnesh Gunneswaran of India.
British number two Cameron Norrie will face Australia’s Jordan Thompson in the first round, while Kyle Edmund has received a bye to the second round where he will play Thomas Fabbiano of Italy or Belarus’ Ilya Ivashka.
In round one of the women’s draw, Johanna Konta will take on American Jessica Pegula.