Dan Evans suffers Wimbledon setback after withdrawing from Aegon International
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 20/06/17 4:01pm
Dan Evans' hopes of playing at Wimbledon suffered another blow when he was forced to pull out of next week's Aegon International in Eastbourne.
The British No 3 had to retire during his quarter-final against Dustin Brown at Surbiton two weeks ago after pulling up suddenly with a calf injury.
Evans was seen on crutches at last week's tournament in Nottingham and was also forced out of the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club this week.
With less than two weeks until the start of Wimbledon, time is fast running out for the world No 50 to recover in time.
It is cruel timing for the 27-year-old, who rates grass as his favourite surface and reached the third round of Wimbledon last year.
"The injury I picked up at Surbiton needs more rest before I can get back on court," Evans said before withdrawing from Nottingham.
"This is my favourite time of the year, so I'm getting treatment. Thanks for all the messages of support, it really means a lot."
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