Jamie Murray ‘honoured’ to have family recognised with Murray Trophy
Jamie Murray has expressed his delighted at the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) decision to name the new Murray Trophy – Glasgow after his family.
The LTA has decided to pay tribute to one of Britain’s greatest sporting families, the Murrays, by naming the ATP Challenger event after them.
Andy Murray is a three-time Grand Slam singles winner, Jamie has won two men’s doubles major titles and four mixed doubles Slams while mother Judy is a former Fed Cup coach.
“I’m excited to be working with the LTA and Glasgow Life on this event and honoured to have it named in recognition of my family’s achievements in the sport,” Jamie said.
“I really hope we can use the Murray Trophy – Glasgow to increase awareness of tennis and create opportunities for more boys and girls to play, both in Scotland and Britain as a whole.”
LTA chief Scott Lloyd added: “It’s fantastic to be able to bring world class tennis back to Scotland and I’m delighted we are naming this event the Murray Trophy – Glasgow in tribute to the Murray family’s contribution to the game.
“We want to open tennis up to as many people across the country as we can and I hope events like this will enable tennis champions of the future to experience the thrill of live tennis and get out on a tennis court.”
The Murray Trophy will take place at the Scotstoun Sports Campus, Glasgow, from September 16-22.
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