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British number three Dan Evans reveals he tested positive for cocaine

‘I made a mistake and I must face up to it,’ he said at a press conference earlier.

Dan Evans (file pic).
Dan Evans (file pic).
Image: Anthony Devlin

BRITISH NUMBER THREE Dan Evans has revealed that he failed a drugs test in April, testing positive for cocaine.

The 27-year-old said he learned of the failed test earlier this week, and that he took the illegal substance out of competition and for ‘reasons completely unrelated to tennis’.

He called a press conference in London earlier today and made a statement, but didn’t take questions.

“I made a mistake and I must face up to it,” he said. “I do not condone for one second to anyone that this was acceptable behaviour.

“I’ve let a lot of people down – my family, my coach, my team, sponsors, British tennis and my fans.

“I can only deeply apologise from the bottom of my heart. This has been an extremely sad and humbling experience.”

The Birmingham native is currently the world number 50. He won the Davis Cup with Great Britain in 2015, and reached the fourth round of the Australian Open this year.

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