Teenager Jack Draper, one of Britain’s future stars, showed his potential when he posted the best win of his career by defeating Cameron Norrie in straight sets on the second day of the Battle of the Brits exhibition series.
Draper, 18, and ranked 303rd in the world, triumphed 7-6(5) 7-6(4) over the world No71 Norrie and British No.3 on Monday at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.
Meanwhile British No 1 Dan Evans recovered from his defeat on Sunday by Andy Murray to beat Jan Choinski 7-5 6-0 while Liam Broady was taken to three sets James Ward before securing his 3-6 7-6(0) 10-8, while Aidan McHugh defeated Anton Matusevich 6-4 2-6, 10-8.
On the women’s side Heather Watson eased past Jodie Burrage 6-1 6-4 and Emma Raducanu defeated Katy Dunne 6-1 6-4, Beth Grey won 6-2 6-2 against Naomi Broady, and Eden Silva beat Alicia Barnett 6-2 2-6 10-7.
The event, the original brainchild of Jamie Murray, has been organised by the Lawn Tennis Association to help British players prepare for the 2021 season with competitive matches after their schedules had been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
No ball girls or ball boys are being used at the event, although there are umpires and officials.
Court One: Eden Silva v Naomi Broady, Jack Draper v Jay Clarke, James Ward v Jan Choinski, Alicia Barnett v Katy Dunne.
Court Three: Jodie Burrage v Francesca Jones, Dan Evans v Liam Broady, Andy Murray v Cameron Norrie, Heather Watson v Emma Raducanu.