Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14

INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 12: Kei Nishikori of Japan returns a serve in his match against Frederic Niemeyer of Canada during qualification for the Pacific Life Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 12, 2008 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
The U.S. Open, wrapping up an unpredictable year of Grand Slam tennis, quickly produced a big upset Monday. A British man not named Andy Murray -- 179th-ranked qualifier Daniel Evans -- stunned 11th-seeded Kei Nishikori in straight sets. Evans won 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in his U.S. Open debut. Both are 23, but Nishikori was playing in his 17th Grand Slam event, with a 25-16 record coming in. Evans was 0-2, both matches at Wimbledon. Evans had to rally from a set down in his final match of qualifying to make the field. Nishikori was a quarterfinalist at the 2012 Australian Open. Both players faced nine break points Monday, but Evans converted six and to just two for Nishikori.
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