Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie qualify for the main draw

Dan Evans

England’s Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie both recorded triumphs to meet all requirements for the Italian Open principle draw.

Evans, positioned 81st on the planet, conquered top seed and Monte Carlo Experts finalist Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 7-5 6-3.

English number two Norrie spared two match focuses to beat Chile’s Nicolas Jarry 6-3 4-6 7-6 (8-6).

They join English number one Kyle Edmund – who plays Spain’s Fernando Verdasco in the first round – in Rome.

Evans’ triumph over Lajovic was a vocation best on mud, with Lajovic positioned 57 puts above him.

The 28-year-old beat Dutch tenth seed Robin Haase 6-2 6-4 in the first round of qualifying, while 45th-positioned Norrie, 23, beat Germany’s Subside Gojowczyk 5 7-5 6-3.

World number one Novak Djokovic, protecting boss Rafael Nadal and 20-time Fabulous Hammer champion Roger Federer are all in the Rome draw.

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