Andy Murray targeted for behind closed doors event in Scotland, with Jamie also set to be involved
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.”
Casper Ruud delighted with season despite big final losses
Casper Ruud says he has overachieved.
Frances Tiafoe reveals his preferred holiday destination
‘Big Foe’ cools his heels in Turks and Caicos.
Who is Carlos Alcaraz’s girlfriend: Maria Gonzalez Gimenez
Carlos Alcaraz is dating Maria Gonzalez Gimenez, a law student and aspiring tennis pro.
Australian Open 2023: Who are the early favourites for the men’s singles
Novak Djokovic is out to complete La Decima at the Australian Open in 2023.
Rafael Nadal’s beautiful tribute to Roger Federer: ‘A part of my life left with him’
Rafael Nadal on Roger Federer’s emotional farewell.
Patrick Mouratoglou predicts ‘big fight’ between generation of Daniil Medvedev and young guns like Carlos Alcaraz
Generation Medvedev vs generation Alcaraz: Who will win the “fight”.
Rafael Nadal to play until he is 40? Former world No 1 explains why Spaniard has a few more years left
Mats Wilander gets his crystal ball out and predicts when Rafael Nadal will retire.
Denis Shapovalov pays ‘huge credit’ to Felix Auger-Aliassime as Canada set up Italy showdown at Davis Cup
Italy defeated USA before Canada came from 1-0 down to see off Germany.
Second generation ATP Pro Ben Shelton taking stock after big season
Ben Shelton is the youngest of 13 Americans in the top 100.
Novak Djokovic ‘still No 1 player in the world’ and ‘heavy favourite’ for 2023 Australian Open
Novak Djokovic will be the man to beat at the 2023 Australian Open, says Aussie legend.