DAN EVANS admits he "panicked" during his flat defeat Down Under as a local band played even worse than the British singles players at the Australian Open.
World No.9 Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (right) rocked the No.24 seed 6-4 6-1 6-1 to see all seven UK singles players out by the third round.
The British No.2 claimed he lost his early-season momentum by getting a walkover in the second round - and then had to contend with racket pollution from a nearby on-site concert.
But Evans, who failed to take any of his three break points, was prepared to face the music in his post-match press conference.
He said: “I wasn't in the match to be honest - it was pretty one way, I couldn't find my game. I had a small chance at four-all and then I panicked on the court - it was total.
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