Andy Murray and Jamie Murray to lead Scotland against England in Aberdeen showdown

Andy and Jamie Murray are set to spearhead a Scottish team against England in the latest Battle of the Brits tennis tournament, in Aberdeen, this December.

The Murray brothers have previously competed together in Scotland for Team GB in the Davis Cup. Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group
The Murray brothers have previously competed together in Scotland for Team GB in the Davis Cup. Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group

As well as taking to the court, seven-time grand slam champion in doubles and mixed doubles Jamie will double up as the Tournament Director, bringing live tennis to Scotland at the event which is scheduled for December 21-22 at Aberdeen’s P&J Live Arena.

Alongside Jamie in the Scottish team will be his younger brother, two-time Wimbledon champion Andy. The siblings have competed in their homeland on several occasions on Davis Cup duty but the festive showdown will be the first time they have showcased their talents on home soil since the US Open and double Olympic gold medal-winning star faced up to Roger Federer in the successful Andy Murray Live event in 2017.

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“I am super excited to bring live tennis to Scotland,” said Jamie. “Andy and I have had some incredible experiences competing as part of Team GB in Davis Cup in Scotland but to be able to represent Scotland is such a unique opportunity for us especially against England!

“I would love to think Andy's and my achievements can inspire a passion for tennis in Scotland and help build a lasting legacy for the sport here. Bringing big tennis events to Scotland is a huge part of that - this will be an amazing two days of tennis and entertainment for all the family.”

Among those set to line-up for England are Davis Cup team-mate Dan Evans, who recently won his first ATP Tour title in Melbourne.

At 28 in the world rankings, Evans is currently the UK’s No.1 male player and is known for his entertaining tennis and feisty on-court demeanour.

A full list of players will be announced nearer the time.

The Battle of the Brits event which was created by Jamie in response to the lack of tournament tennis during the COVID 19 pandemic, will feature six matches, four singles and two doubles, played over an intense two-day period.

That July competition was followed up by a mixed team event the following month and a third men’s and women’s singles tournament last December, all at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.

Tickets go on sale from 1pm at TICKETMASTER

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