- LTA and Jamie Murray teaming up for four-day tournament starting 20 December
- Line-up includes Andy Murray, Dan Evans, Cameron Norrie and Heather Watson
LONDON, UK – The Battle of the Brits is back as the LTA and Jamie Murray team up once more to bring British tennis stars together on court.
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Battle of the Brits returns with the Premier League of Tennis
The LTA and Jamie Murray are teaming up again to offer British Elite men’s and women’s tennis players some enhanced pre-season match-play opportunities in the form of a one-off league – The Battle of the Brits Premier League Tennis, staged at the LTA’s National Tennis Centre in Roehampton from 20th December.
This is the third event staged by Jamie and staged at the NTC this year. The domestic-only match-play league is designed to help British players prepare for the 2021 season with the chance to turn their practice matches into competitive opportunities which fans will be able to watch via live streaming.
When is it taking place?
The four-day event (20 – 23 December) will feature 16 players (both men and women) playing in a 30-match league format, that will see each player play at least once across the four days.
Who will be playing?
|Dan Evans (32)||Heather Watson (58)|
|Cameron Norrie (71)||Francesca Jones (241)|
|Andy Murray (122)||Jodie Burrage (262)|
|Jay Clarke (187)||Katy Dunne (322)|
|Liam Broady (188)||Emma Raducanu (345)|
|James Ward (291)||Eden Silva (489)|
|Jack Draper (303)||Naomi Broady (515)|
|Jan Choinski (347)||Alicia Barnett (587)|
|Anton Matusevich (556)||Beth Grey (627)|
|Aiden McHugh (560)||Freya Christie (658)|
|RESERVE: Emily Appleton (678)|
|RESERVE: Katie Boulter (365)|
What’s the format?
|Sunday 20 December (Starting at 10:00)|
|Court 1||Court 3|
|Naomi Broady v Alicia Burnett||Jack Draper v Liam Broady|
|f/b Anton Matusevich v James Ward||f/b Heather Watson v Katy Dunne|
|f/b Beth Grey v Freya Christie||f/b Dan Evans v Andy Murray|
|f/b Jan Choinski v Aidan McHugh||f/b Emma Raducanu v Eden Silva|
|Monday 21 December (Starting at 10:00)|
|Court 1||Court 3|
|Aidan McHugh v Anton Matusevich||Alicia Barnett v Eden Silva|
|f/b Naomi Broady v Beth Grey||f/b Dan Evans v Jan Choinski|
|f/b Liam Broady v James Ward||f/b Emma Raducanu v Katy Dunne|
|f/b Heather Watson v Jodie Burrage||f/b Cameron Norrie v Jack Draper|
|Tuesday 22 December (Starting at 10:00)|
|Court 1||Court 3|
|Eden Silva v Naomi Broady||Jodie Burrage v Francesca Jones|
|f/b Jack Draper v Jay Clarke||f/b Dan Evans v Liam Broady|
|f/b James Ward v Jan Choinski||f/b Andy Murray v Cameron Norrie|
|f/b Alicia Barnett v Katy Dunne||f/b Heather Watson v Emma Raducanu|
|Wednesday 23 December (Starting at 10:00)|
|Court 1||Court 3§|
|Eden Silva v Katy Dunne||Jay Clarke v Liam Broady|
|f/b Heather Watson v Francesca Jones||f/b Dan Evans v Cameron Norrie|
|f/b Jack Draper v James Ward||f/b Jodie Burrage v Emma Raducanu|
The event will be streamed on LTA’s own social media channels (and YouTube) to allow tennis fans far and wide the chance to enjoy the matches.
|LTA YouTube||LTA Facebook|
Murray said: “All the players were keen to get the chance to test themselves before the season begins. It’s been such an unusual year, with so many disruptions that any competitive tennis people can get is welcome. Even in pre-season nobody likes to lose to their friends, so we’re expecting some tight matches.”
LTA CEO Scott Lloyd said: “We want to do all we can to help British players prepare for the season ahead. Whilst we wait for the calendar to be finalised, we’ve got the opportunity to let players play competitively at the NTC. Despite being indoors, the matches will be on a similar type of court surface as at Melbourne and using the same balls to try and replicate conditions in Australia as closely as we can. Hopefully the players will make the most of the opportunity to get some competitive matches under their belt.”
The Battle of the Brits Premier League of Tennis will take place between 20-23 December.
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