GB Davis Cup stars set to light up British grass court tournaments
11 April 2017
GB Davis Cup stars Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund are set to return to the British grass courts this June, the Lawn Tennis Association can confirm.
The Aegon International Eastbourne will host Kyle and Dan at the historic tournament which takes place in the week before The Championships, Wimbledon from June 23–July 1.
Dan has also confirmed his place at the Aegon Open Nottingham that will run at the Nottingham Tennis Centre from June 10–18 and feature a combined men’s and women’s event for the first time in 44 years.
Dan, the Birmingham-based World No.44, is a regular in the Aegon GB Davis Cup Team and last weekend joined forces with Kyle, ranked No.47 in the world, to face France in the quarter finals of the international team competition.
Speaking to British Tennis, Dan said: “I can’t wait to get back to playing on home soil and in front of the home support. It’s my favourite time of the year and I want to put on a good performance during the grass court season. I’ve played at Nottingham a lot over the years and I always have fun playing there, and Eastbourne has a great tradition.”
Kyle, who has a career high of No.40, won his first ATP Tour match at Eastbourne in 2013 and is looking forward to returning for his third appearance on the seaside courts at Devonshire Park.
He said: "I have some great memories of Eastbourne, it's where I got my first tour win and it's always a special atmosphere at Devonshire Park. I can't wait to be back on the grass again and in front of the British fans."
Oliver Scadgell, the LTA’s Director of Major Events & Competitions said: “We are delighted to announce Dan and Kyle’s return to the British grass courts this summer. We know that fans love watching British players and both Kyle and Dan have a loyal following that will be keen to watch them in action. The 2017 grass court season is bigger and better than ever. There are exciting changes to both the Nottingham and Birmingham tournaments including the return of mixed events, giving fans the chance to watch the world’s best men and women on the same day.”
Tara McGregor-Woodhams, Head of Brand and Sponsorship Aegon UK, commented: “We are proud to support our Davis Cup team and delighted that Dan and Kyle are returning to the grass courts this summer. The Aegon International Eastbourne and Aegon Open Nottingham are long standing features in the grass court calendar and we are looking forward to another exciting year. With some of the best grass court players in the world on show they are events not to be missed.”