Andy Murray in the winning groove as he enjoys mixed doubles success

Scot teams up with Broady to see off Edmund and Raducanu

Andy Murray and partner Naomi Broady celebrate during their mixed doubles win over Emma Raducanu and Kyle Edmund. Picture: Getty.
Andy Murray and partner Naomi Broady celebrate during their mixed doubles win over Emma Raducanu and Kyle Edmund. Picture: Getty.

Andy Murray registered his third victory of the week at the Battle of the Brits tournament in Roehampton as he and Naomi Broady defeated Kyle Edmund and Emma Raducanu in the mixed doubles.

Murray and Broady won 6-3, 7-6 (5), triumphing via the tie-breaker after being broken at 5-4 up in the second set.

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The three-time grand slam champion, only in doubles action this week, had also won twice alongside Lloyd Glasspool, against Dom Inglot and Alastair Gray and then Edmund and Joe Salisbury.

Murray told the BBC: “I thought we returned really well and Naomi was unbelievably solid up at the net. She cleaned up a lot of high balls.

“I feel like we deserved to win that match. We played better, we had the chance to close it out and at 6-3, 5-4 we didn’t get it, but it is a good one to get through.”

Earlier yesterday, world 
No 44 Edmund, pictured inset, beat Jan Choinski, ranked almost 300 places below him, 6-2, 6-1.

Edmund, who broke Choinski four times and made just eight unforced errors, will now prepare for the US Open, and he said: “I want to get on the road again. The tournaments are scheduled so I hope that it stays that way and we can play some competitive tennis.

“This week has been nice as it’s probably the first time in a long time I’ve actually played some matches outdoors since Acapulco (the Mexican Open in late February).

“I feel like each day I’ve slowly improved so that’s been really good.

“It’s different conditions out in America of course but it’s nice to just get on the match court really.”

Yesterday’s results also included Dan Evans beating Aidan McHugh 7-5, 6-2, Heather Watson seeing off Beth Grey 6-0, 6-2 , Raducanu defeating Broady 6-3, 6-3, and Harriet Dart winning 6-4, 7-6 (5) against Jodie Burrage.

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