Dan Evans reveals drugs shame turned him into ‘worst boyfriend ever’ to girlfriend Aleah

DAN EVANS has vowed NEVER to contact cocaine once more as he prepares to return to tennis.

The previous British No 2 has slammed the leisure drug and referred to as it a ‘life-ruiner’.

 Dan Evans claims cocaine ruined his life after being banned for failing drugs test

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Dan Evans claims cocaine ruined his life after being banned for failing drugs check

Evans is making his comeback in qualifying at an occasion in a Glasgow leisure centre this weekend, having served a yr ban for failing a drugs check eventually April’s Barcelona Open.

Beneath the phrases of his suspension, he was allowed to entry Garden Tennis Affiliation amenities and help from the top of February.

LTA efficiency director Simon Timson stated their help “might be totally depending on a non-negotiable dedication to ongoing monitoring”.

Evans, 28 subsequent month, stated: “It’s a surprising drug and never simply in sport — it’s simply horrible in life. It’s a life-ruiner.

 Dan Evans admits he was the 'worst boyfriend ever' to partner Aleah

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Dan Evans admits he was the 'worst boyfriend ever' to associate Aleah

“It’s the worst factor I’ve ever carried out. It’s a surprising factor to do, it let down many individuals, not simply that it introduced undesirable press to tennis.

“Fortunately I used to be by no means within the place the place I wanted to get assist for that drug. However I gained’t ever take it once more and it’s that straightforward. In the event you noticed the ruins it left behind simply failing a drugs check, by no means thoughts what that does to individuals, you’d be fairly assured I gained’t take that drug once more.”

Evans has by no means made any secret of his fondness for an evening out.

However he declined to reveal whether or not taking cocaine was a one-off or the exact circumstances behind his failed check — though it’s understood he took the drug on the funeral of an in depth pal’s mom.

The previous Davis Cup hero was frank, although, about being “heartbroken” by his “stupidity” and the ache it had triggered these closest to him.

Evans stated: “Whoever cares for you, it’s a horrible dialog.

 Dan Evans was given a 12-month ban after testing positive for cocaine

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Dan Evans was given a 12-month ban after testing constructive for cocaine

“The embarrassment you set your girlfriend’s mother and father by way of — that’s not what they need their daughter spherical is it? And then you definitely’ve obtained your mum or sister at work. It’s not a state of affairs I hope anybody might be in once more.”

Evans himself returned to “work” solely two months in the past. Till then he had not picked up a racket since June.

LTA chief Timson stated: “We have now been having common contact with Dan and he has proven real dedication to getting his tennis profession again on monitor.”

Evans admitted: “It wasn’t straightforward, there’s some horrible moments in these 9 months.

 Dan Evans' girlfriend Aleah cheers him on during US Open

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Dan Evans' girlfriend Aleah cheers him on throughout US Open

“The primary a part of the ban wasn’t so difficult. There’s a little bit of a novelty in you not enjoying tennis. You don’t want to work or do something.

“It’s fairly good. However then it will get into the center floor and there’s a whole lot of lifeless time. Daytime TV isn’t good.

“You’ve finished every part you are able to do that’s new and it’s troublesome then to hold considering forward.

“I used to be in all probability the worst boyfriend there has ever been for 9 months.

“I might by no means need anybody to undergo what having a ban is like.

“It’s my very own fault, don’t get me mistaken, its troublesome occasions that’s all.”

 Dan Evans revealed not one of his Davis Cup team-mates spoke to him after drugs shame

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Dan Evans revealed not certainly one of his Davis Cup staff-mates spoke to him after drugs shame

Did anybody outdoors his household and girlfriend Aleah — his former Davis Cup staff-mates maybe — supply help?

Evans stated: “Not all of us are nice buddies however when it comes to Davis Cup, that’s in all probability probably the most time we spend with one another.

“Put it this manner — I wasn’t anticipating them to message me, I wasn’t upset that they didn’t message me.

“That’s human nature. When individuals are not doing so nicely they don’t need to know you.”

 Dan Evans has vowed never to touch cocaine again

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Dan Evans has vowed by no means to contact cocaine once more

Evans, who reached a profession excessive of world No forty one simply the week earlier than being busted, admits it’s removed from sure he can get again to the place he was.

He stated: “I had doubts day by day and I nonetheless have doubts now.

“Till I’m again the place I ought to be, there’ll nonetheless be doubts.

“It’s a special state of affairs, no-one actually likes the unknown and I’m within the unknown I’d say.”

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DAN EVANS has vowed NEVER to contact cocaine once more as he prepares to return to tennis.

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