Superb Evans wins battle of the Brits

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DAN Evans pocketed $15,000 after cruising to a straight sets victory over David Rice in the final of the AEGON GB Pro-Series tournament at Sheffield’s Graves Tennis Centre.

In an all British final, Evans, the seventh seed, stormed to a 6-2 6-0 victory on Saturday. He had defeated Luka Gregorc in the last four.

Rice, aged 22, beat Germain Gigounon from Belgium in three sets in his semi final clash.

Swiss master Roger Federer handed Australian apprentice Bernard Tomic a tennis lesson as he raced into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. Tomic is widely touted as the next big thing in the game but the record 16-time grand slam winner showed the 19-year-old he still has much to learn after brushing him aside 6-4 6-2 6-2.