NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Top-seeded Dan Evans has maintained his bid for a second title at the Nottingham Open by reaching the quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-0 win against Thomas Fabbiano of Italy. Evans is the British No. 2 and the 2019 champion. He will next play Switzerland’s Marc-Andrea Huesler, who beat Britain’s Dan Cox 6-2, 4-6, 6-2. It was a rain-affected day in central England. Fifth-seeded Alexei Popyrin of Australia and a second Briton in Ryan Peniston also advanced to the quarterfinals. In the women’s event, fourth-seeded Shuai Zhang beat Jodie Burrage in straight sets. The Chinese player advanced to the quarterfinals along with Viktorija Golubic and Tereza Martincova.
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