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When Dan Evans steps out on Saturday to face the best player in the world on the biggest stage in the sport, he will likely enter Arthur Ashe Stadium reminding himself that Carlos Alcaraz is only human, that he too gets nervous, and there is no reason why he cannot use his tools to provoke those sensations.
“When I play on the tour I don’t think about what ranking people are,” he said. “I genuinely don’t. They’re normal people. To put it frankly they do exactly the same as what all of us do in the morning when they get out of bed. They’re very good at the sport but they still get nervous, they deal with it better than us. That’s what’s helped me when I’ve played better players.”
Written by Tumaini Carayol at Flushing Meadows
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