Dan Evans' banana gift comes back to bite him against Andrey Rublev

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After the first nine games went with serve, Rublev asked a ball boy for some bananas to give him a boost of energy

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Overhearing, Evans threw one of his bananas to his opponent, who promptly broke serve in the next game to take the opening set and did not look back in a 6-4 6-2 6-3 victory

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He actually asked for four bananas, and I quite like him, so I shared with him, said Evans They only brought two, so I donated (one) so he could have one

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He helped me with some energy for sure. I won an extra two games because I ate a banana

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It was a seventh meeting between Evans and Rublev, who had shared six close matches prior to this first grand slam encounter

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It was just a nice and fun moment between us, added Rublev. We have a great relationship between each other. We played great matches

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