DAN EVANS backed up his Serbian shock with a Belgian battering and will now try to reach a first Masters final.
The British No.1 shocked the world of tennis when he humbled world No.1 Novak Djokovic on Monte Carlo clay on Thursday.
The 30-year-old, positioned 33rd in the world rankings, followed up that career-defining display by coming from behind to knock out No.11 seed David Goffin 5-7 6-3 6-4 from the quarter-finals in Monaco.
Tomorrow he will play Greek ace Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-finals, knowing he is two, maybe three, sets away from the pinnacle of his career.
Before this jaunt on the South of France, Evans had never been beyond the second round of a Masters tournament and had NO prior success on clay to brag about.
Brummie Evans said: “To come back and back it up was probably the best thing.
“It wasn’t my best display of my game, I got dragged into his game a bit.
“Tim Henman will probably tell everyone I should be serve-and-volleying. But it was good to come through in the end.
“I find clay a bit easier on the body, I’m not as sore the day after. Mentally you have to go back again. I felt I was wavering a bit in the first set.
“I did a good job in the third set to go point after point and hang in some games.”
He added: “My serve has been pretty good this week.
“Tsitsipas has handed it to me the last two times we have played. I might be a bit more aggressive, that’s the only way I can play if I get dragged behind again.
“With respect to David, Tsitsipas will come in more and knock in the volleys off a bit better. I need to be the one doing that.”