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The Battle of the Brits postponed on day James Ward retires.

The Battle of the Brits – an exhibition organised by Jamie Murray and featuring his younger brother Sir Andy Murray – has been postponed because of rising coronavirus cases and the new restrictions which are being introduced in the Government’s fight against the virus.

We are all gutted, but some things are bigger than tennis Jamie Murray

The men’s only event between Scotland and England was scheduled to be played in Aberdeeen between the 21st and 22nd December.

“We are all gutted, but some things are bigger than tennis” a frustrated Jamie Murray said.

“This is incredibly disappointing for all of us organising the event, for the players and, most importantly, for the fans who wanted to come and watch us. All that matters is keeping everyone safe.”

The event will be rescheduled in 2022.

James Ward playing at Queen's this year

Paul Harding/Getty Images for LTA)

Meanwhile, former British number two James Ward has announced his retirement from professional tennis.

Ward, 34, was part of the nation’s squad which won the 2015 Davis Cup, memorably beating top-20 player John Isner in Britain’s opening tie against the United States.

The Londoner reached 89th in the singles world rankings following a run to the Wimbledon third round in 2015, then played top seed Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon a year later.

“From camping outside Wimbledon for a ticket at the age of 10, to go on and play the world number one on Centre Court, breaking into the ATP Top 100 and winning the Davis Cup representing Great Britain – I can live with that,” said Ward, who has struggled with knee injuries in recent years.

“Now it’s time to enjoy life in a different way and I look forward to what’s next.”



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