Murrays ready to face old rivals

27 February 2021 02:27:21 GMTPlus10

Andy and Jamie Murray are planning to fly the flag for Scotland in a 'Battle of Britain' showdown with England in Aberdeen at the end of the year.

The Scottish tennis brothers will lead a home team against an England side in the fourth Battle of Britain clash.

The event featuring six matches – four singles and two doubles – will be played across two days in the week before Christmas at the P & J Live Arena.

The Murrays, competing in Scotland for the first time since three-time Grand Slam winner Andy played Roger Federer in Glasgow in 2017, will be taking on an English team led by world No.28 Dan Evans.

Former world No.1 Andy is a three-time Grand Slam winner and double Olympic gold medallist while older brother Jamie is a seven-time Grand Slam doubles champion.

Tournament director Jamie, who had organised the three previous Battle of Britain events last year, told reporters: "I am super excited to bring live tennis to Scotland.

"Andy and I have had some incredible experiences competing as part of Team GB in the Davis Cup in Scotland, but to be able to represent Scotland is such a unique opportunity for us, especially against England.

"We want to bring live tennis to Scotland and capitalise on the interest that especially Andy's built up over the years with everything he has done in his career. I would love to think Andy's and my achievements can inspire a passion for tennis in Scotland and help build a lasting legacy for the sport here."

Andy Murray, who missed the Australian Open, is 26.00 to win a third Wimbledon title this year.

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