Andy and Jamie Murray win doubles match but England claim Battle of the Brits trophy | Tennis News


Andy and Jamie Murray claimed victory in their last game together in Scotland, but England walked away with the inaugural Schroders Battle of the Brits trophy.

Organized by Jamie Murray, the clash between Scotland and England proved a success in Aberdeen, with around 20,000 fans in attendance at the P&J Live arena over two days.

England had the top-ranked players but the Murray brothers were the star attraction and it was only fitting that they would have the last laugh, beating Neal Skupski and Dan Evans 6-3 6-4 to complete an 8-4 victory for England.

Andy said on the BBC“I certainly hope that’s not the case, but we have to treat these moments as if we might not have the chance again because we are progressing a bit and you never know what lies ahead.

“It was amazing. Both days, very proud of Jamie for the event he put on and also all the players.

“There’s obviously a huge team behind the scenes helping to organize the event, but all the players, it meant a lot to both of us that everyone showed up and competed well and followed through and created a great event for all who came to watch.”

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Murray lost in straight sets to Dan Evans

The 35-year-old will travel to Australia buoyed by his performances, including his victory over rising star Jack Draper on Wednesday. He was unable to repeat that against England number 1 Dan Evans on Thursday but it was another close battle with the world number 27 winning 6-4 3-6 (10-8).

Victory was assured for England in the first game of the final session, when Paul Jubb beat Aidan McHugh 6-2 6-2.

England took the lead in Thursday’s opener when Skupski and Jubb beat Jamie Murray and Jonny O’Mara 6-4 5-7 (10-6).

It was the culmination of two years of hard work for Jamie after Covid-19 forced the event to be postponed to last Christmas on short notice.

The 36-year-old said: “It was brilliant. We had two great days, three amazing sessions. It was so much fun to come and play in Scotland, and to finish the event playing with Andy was really special.”


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