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Spread of Covid-19 results in postponement of Aberdeen's Battle of the Brits tennis event between Scotland and England featuring Sir Andy Murray, Jamie Murray, Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans


By Craig Christie

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THE appearance of former Wimbledon champ Sir Andy Murray on a tennis court in Aberdeen has been put on hold.

Andy Murray and brother Jamie Murray getting ready for Battle of the Brits. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Battle Of The Brits
Andy Murray and brother Jamie Murray getting ready for Battle of the Brits. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Battle Of The Brits

For the Battle of the Brits competition between Scotland and England at Aberdeen's P&J Live arena has been postponed due to the rise in Covid-19 cases.

The tourney was organised by Jamie Murray, brother of multiple Grand Slam winner Sir Andy and himself a four-time Grand Slam champion at doubles.

The Murray brothers were set to team up with current British number one Cameron Norrie in the Scotland team.

Scheduled to line up for England were Davis Cup winner Dan Evans, four-time Grand Slam doubles winner Joe Salisbury and teenager Jack Draper.

An event spokesperson announced today: "We're so sorry but due to the rising spread of COVID-19, we are going to postpone our event until 2022.

"We did everything we could to make it happen but we need to keep you safe."



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