‘One hip wonder’ Andy Murray to face Kyle Edmund in Battle of the Brits
Andy Murray has avoided what brother Jamie is describing as the ‘group of death’ in the Battle of the Brits, but he was on the receiving end of a cutting jibe.
The tournament was organised by Jamie Murray to provide British players with some competitive tennis amid the tour suspensions and travel restrictions of the coronavirus crisis.
Scheduled for June 23, the Battle of the Brits will be played at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.
The competition will follow similar lines to the ATP Finals, in which two groups of players face each other in round-robin matches to decide who moves onto the knockout stage.
Jamie Murray made the draw, and described brother Andy Murray as the ‘one hip wonder’ as he was placed in the Tim Henman group alongside Kyle Edmund, James Ward, and Liam Broady.
However, Murray avoided British number one Dan Evans, who is in the Greg Rusedski group along with Cam Norrie, Jay Clarke and Jack Draper.
“We’ve got the group of death. I called it,” Jamie Murray said after pulling Evans’ name out the hat.
Jamie Murray is taking part himself, but in the doubles competition. In that he and partner Neal Skupski will face the pairs of Broady/Norrie, and well as Evans/Lloyd Grasspool in the Paul Hutchins group.
In the other group, the Cathie Sabin group, Edmund teams with Draper alongside Dom Inglot and Clarke, and Joe Salisbury and Jonny O’Mara.
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