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Murray expects Evans to win

Andy Murray will step on court today against the reigning British No.1 Dan Evans and expects to come off second best.

I would imagine he would go into the match as the favourite right now Andy Murray

Evans, ranked 28th in the world, came through his tree group matches to head up the Greg Rusedski Group with his 6-2 3-6 10-4 victory yesterday over Ryan Peniston for his semi-final pace in the Battle of the Brits sponsored by Schroders.

In contrast Murray made the last four having come second in the Tim Henman Group, behind Kyle Edmund who defeated him over two-hours and 23-minutes on Wednesday.

Having not played any competitive tennis since last November until this week, the Scot’s match fitness could well prove a deciding factor as he was also kept out on court for two hours by James Ward in his last match – but he has had a day of rest.

Currently ranked 129, the 33-year-old former world number one, said of his next opponent: “I would imagine he would go into the match as the favourite right now.

“My hope is that in a few months when we are back on tour competing, that I will be up at that level and feeling a bit more that I will be going into those matches expecting to win.

“It is rally not easy coming back after not playing any matches after seven months.

“The hip for me is well, mentally it has been a really difficult issue for the last three or four years.”

Reflecting on his fitness, he added “I was feeling my hip a little bit” after coming off court against Ward which isn’t surprising after three successive matches.

Meanwhile Edmund, a staunch Liverpool supporter, celebrated their success at becoming Premier League champions when Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 by placing red club shirts on his bench. He also admitted he had been celebrating into the early hours but it didn’t affect his play as he swept to a 6-3 6-3 win over Liam Broady.

Edmund revealed: “I was watching last night and when that penalty went in, that was the one. I was buzzing last night, didn’t go to bed until about two or something, just watching all the videos and stuff.

“Coming out here I had to remember I’m a tennis player, to try to concentrate! I was a bit tired this morning but it was good today. I just played balanced tennis and did what I had to do.”

Edmund’s semi-final opponent is Cameron Norrie, who completed his group games by defeating Paul Jubb 6-0 6-2.
The doubles final on Saturday will see Evans and Lloyd Glasspool face Jamie Murray – the event host – and Neal Skupski.

Evans and Glasspool beat Edmund and James Ward in the semis on Friday, while Murray and Skupski got past Joe Salisbury and Jonny O’Mara.

Kyle Edmund sits on his bench alongside his Liverpool FC shirts

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