Britain’s Dan Evans spoke of his dislike for the balls being used at the 2020 French Open after his five-set defeat to Kei Nishikori.

“Some of those [balls] we were using you wouldn’t give to a dog to chew,” Evans said after the match.

“I mean, listen, it is what it is. It’s brutal. It’s so cold.

“Maybe they got it a bit wrong with the balls… the balls are a bit heavy I think.”

Nishikori won 1-6 6-1 7-6(3) 1-6 6-4.

Kei Nishikori. Photo Roger Parker International Sports Fotos Ltd/Alamy Live News