Battle of the Brits

Battle of the Brits – Andy Murray’s return,How to watch London charity event

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Andy Murray will perform his first game in seven weeks after he takes on Liam Broady on Tuesday about the opening day of this’Battle of the Brits’.

The Six-day charity event, organised by his own brother Jamie, has been played behind closed doors in the National Tennis Centre at Roehampton.

With The expert tour still suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, this doubles and singles championship will provide the very best British players a contest clinic before August’s planned restart and raise money for NHS Charities Together.

Murray’s opening game is the fourth of the afternoon on Tuesday and so is very likely to begin about 17:00 BST.

Battle of the Brits
Venue: National Tennis Centre, Roehampton Dates: 23-28 June
Coverage: Listen to BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and follow live text commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website & app


Who is playing and how can I follow it?

Singles event (players’ world rankings in brackets):

Tim Henman Group Greg Rusedski Group
Dan Evans (28) Kyle Edmund (44)
Cameron Norrie (77) Andy Murray (129)
Jay Clarke (167) Liam Broady (211)
Jack Draper (285) James Ward (273)

In the doubles, Jamie Murray and his partner Neal Skupski have been drawn in a group featuring Broady and Norrie, and Evans and Lloyd Glasspool. In the other group Edmund teams up with Draper to face Joe Salisbury and Jonny O’Mara, and Dom Inglot and Clarke.

The event is on Amazon Prime in the UK and BBC Sport will have selected video clips as well as BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and live text commentaries on some matches.

What is the format?

The men’s singles features eight players, who are split into two groups for a round-robin stage. The top two from each group advance to the semi-finals.

The doubles is a similar format, although there are two groups of three.

Matches will be two sets with a tie-break.

There will be no ball kids or line judges to minimise numbers on court for social distancing purposes.

Order of play (starts daily at 13:00 BST)

Tuesday, 23 June

Jamie Murray & Neal Skupski v Liam Broady & Cameron Norrie

Kyle Edmund v James Ward

Dan Evans v Jay Clarke

Andy Murray v Liam Broady

Jack Draper & Kyle Edmund v Jay Clarke & Dom Inglot

Wednesday, 24 June

Liam Broady v James Ward

Joe Salisbury & Jonny O’Mara v Clarke & Inglot

Cameron Norrie v Jack Draper

Kyle Edmund v Andy Murray

Liam Broady & Cameron Norrie v Dan Evans & Lloyd Glasspool

Thursday, 25 June

Joe Salisbury & Jonny O’Mara v Jack Draper & Kyle Edmund

Dan Evans v Cameron Norrie

Jay Clarke v Jack Draper

Andy Murray v James Ward

Jamie Murray & Neal Skupski v Dan Evans & Lloyd Glasspool

Friday 26 – Sunday 28 June

Knockout stages, fixtures and times to be confirmed.

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