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Dan Evans responds to reserve a place in the semi-finals in Montreal

Dan Evans reached his second ATP Masters semi-final after battling at the National Bank Open (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press/AP) (AP)

Dan Evans reached his second ATP Masters semi-final after battling at the National Bank Open.

American Tommy Paul got off to a flying start to win the first set, but the British the number two took charge in the second to go ahead for a 1-6 6-3 6-4 win.

“You wonder if this is going to happen, if you’re going to get in the game, and I got in,” Evans said.

“When I got ahead I really took it to Tommy and that’s kind of been my way through this week so far, and I’ve done it well, I was excited and thought it was a good battle between me and Tommy.”

Pablo Carreno Busta31, became the only player of Montreal to avoid dropping a set while stunned jack draper to end the possibility of an all-British semi-final and book his place against Evans.

The 20-year-old gave up hard but the Spaniard dominated throughout to win 7-6(4) 6-1, his young opponent remaining to enjoy a week in which he reached his first quarter-final of the Masters and beat world number five. Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The other semi-final will be between Hubert Hurkacz and Casper Ruud, after the former beat Nick Kyrgios and the latter sent home favorite Felix Auger-Aliassime.