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Murray and LTA get tennis back on court in UK

Tennis is starting to stir back to life as the Covid-19 pandemic grip is slowly running its course and while we all still await news of the actual tours resuming, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has announced that they will be staging four tournaments under the British Tour banner, on the weeks of 3-26 July and hope to revive the National Championships in November.

The Tour matches will be played at the LTA headquarters, the National Tennis Centre (NTC) in Roehampton and will benefit home players, especially those who will be hoping to travel to New York for the US Open.

But prior to that Jamie Murray has arranged what is being labelled as the ‘Battle of the Brits’ which will be run on the lines of the ATP Finals at the O2 featuring Britain’s top players. It will also be staged at the NTC from June 23 to 28, supported by Schroders and Amazon Prime Video.

Andy Murray is expected to play his first match since the Davis Cup Final in Madrid where he picked some very painful and uncomfortable pelvic bruising which has side-lined him for several months. It is hoped that he has recovered sufficiently to participate with the likes of Dan Evans, Britain’s current No.1, Kyle Edmund, Cam Norrie, Jay Clarke, Liam Broady, Jack Draper and James Ward.

The doubles pairings are yet to be announced.

The event is being played behind closed doors with the players actually staying at the NTC and is subject to the Government’s Covid-19 guidelines. Only one indoor court will be used with just an umpire overseeing the play. There will be no ball-kids and Hawk-Eye will be calling the lines.

“I’m really excited to be putting on ‘Schroders Battle of the Brits’ and for the first time bringing together the current generation of British male players to compete against one another while raising significant funds for charity. I am particularly grateful to our broadcast partner here in the UK, Amazon Prime Video, for enabling this event to happen.”

Meanwhile Scott Lloyd, LTA Chief Executive, said: “The LTA is looking forward to bringing tennis back into people’s lives this summer, and are excited about events like this inspiring fans to get involved in our sport and pick up a racket.”

Some £100,000 is expected to be raised for NHA Charities Together and fans will be able to watch the action live exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland.






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