Evans made the announcement that he had failed the drugs test in April saying he ‘made a mistake and must face up to it’
BRITISH tennis star Dan Evans has sensationally revealed he failed a drugs test for cocaine in April.
The 27-year-old Birmingham player called a press conference in a hotel close to Queens Club this afternoon, where he made the shock announcement.
He said: “This is a very difficult day for me and I wanted to come here in person to tell you guys face to face.
“I was notified a few days ago that I failed a drugs test in April where I tested positive for cocaine.
“It’s really important you know this was taken out of competition and the context was completely unrelated to tennis.
“I made a mistake and I must face up to it. 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.”
It comes just days before the most famous tennis competition of all, Wimbledon, begins, and will come as a bitter blow to British tennis.
Evans was named in the main draw for SW19, but doubts surfaced as to whether he would make it due to a niggling calf injury.
But now, with the expected media frenzy after the shock revelation, the British number three will certainly have other things on his mind. More from source