Andy Murray targeted for behind closed doors event in Scotland, with Jamie also set to be involved

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Andy Murray and Jamie Murray

Tennis Scotland will try to entice Andy Murray and Jamie Murray to play a behind closed doors event in Scotland, it has been confirmed.

Tennis has hit a total standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, with Jamie Murray now talking to the Lawn Tennis Association about staging a domestic event in London.

However, Scotland are also hoping to get in on the act, and are hoping both Murray brothers will be involved.

“Some of what Jamie’s doing in a British context, we’re trying to do in a Scottish context,” said Tennis Scotland chief executive Blane Dodds, as quoted by the BBC.

“Once we’ve got more structure and funding attached to it, we’ll contact Jamie and get his thoughts. Bouncing some ideas off him is our next plan.

“It’s unique that we have players actually in Scotland right now, and when lockdown finishes, that will still be the case as international travel will probably be the last thing that gets unlocked.”

Andy Murray has not been seen on court since November due to a pelvic injury borne of complications arising from the major hip resurfacing he underwent last year.

However, the news from the Murray camp before the coronavirus outbreak was positive, and Dodds believes any domestic tournament could be helpful for the former world number one’s recovery.

“It could end up playing very much into Andy’s hands,” Dodds said.

“With Wimbledon being cancelled and the whole international calendar being put back, who knows how much international tennis will actually happen this year at all?

“Only Andy knows what his body’s like but any longer period that he can have to get back to full fitness is going to be hugely advantageous.

“It would be great to see him playing at the top of the game again.”

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