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Murray to play in ‘Battle of Brits’ competition organised by bro Jamie

Murray to play in ‘Battle of Brits’ competition organised by bro Jamie
Andy Murray has not played since November's Davis Cup Finals because of a bruise on his pelvic boneAndy Murray will play in a tournament organised by brother Jamie that will raise money for NHS Charities Together.'Schroders Battle of the Brits' will take place behind closed doors at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton from 23-28…

Andy Murray

Andy Murray has not played considering that November’s Davis Cup Finals because of a swelling on his pelvic bone

Andy Murray will play in a tournament organised by sibling Jamie that will raise money for NHS Charities Together.

‘ Schroders Fight of the Brits’ will occur behind closed doors at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton from 23-28 June.

The tournament, which will have songs and doubles champions, will feature the likes of Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans and will be revealed on Amazon Prime.

It is hoped the occasion will raise at least ₤100,000 for the NHS charities.

” The last few months have been exceptionally difficult times for everyone and we see this event as our method of returning,” stated Jamie Murray.

” A lot of work has actually entered to make sure this could occur and we are excited to be able to bring an action-packed week of tennis, while raising valuable funds for NHS heroes to say thank you for the amazing work they have actually done.”

He added: “I’m really delighted to be, for the very first time, bringing together the present generation of British male gamers to complete versus one another while raising significant funds for charity.”

Andy Murray has actually not played given that November’s Davis Cup Finals due to the fact that of a swelling on his pelvic bone, however had actually been considering a go back to the ATP Tour in Miami in late March when expert tennis was suspended since of the coronavirus pandemic.

” He had aspirations to go play in Miami before the lockdown happened,” said Jamie Murray, “and after that certainly he’s in the exact same situation as everybody else for the past couple of months: of being at house, not practicing.

” I believe for him this event is a fantastic chance to put his hip through its paces and see where he’s at, and provide him a great idea of where he’s going to be at when the season starts up once again.”

Analysis

Russell Fuller, BBC tennis correspondent

Not just will this be the very first competitive domestic event to take place since the suspension of tennis, however it will also throw together the best eight singles gamers in the UK.

That has not been possible since the demise of the National Championships in 2002.

It indicates Andy Murray might be up versus Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie, as the players are drawn into two groups of 4 to fight it out for a location in the semi-finals.

6 doubles sets will likewise participate: the field will make up eight experts and 4 songs players, with Evans and Edmund most likely to play both events.

This one is for men only, but a separate women’s occasion has also been long in the preparation. The British Closed Women’s Tennis Champions is wanting to bring in a similarly excellent field.

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