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Schroders Battle of the Brits - Scotland versus England

P&J Live Arena - Aberdeen 21 - 22 December 2021

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Battle of the Brits welcomes elite tennis back with success

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From the stringent safety precautions for everyone concerned, players and supporting staff, along with the genuine camaraderie in the weeks preceding and including the tournament, Schroders Battle of the Brits was the perfect way to restart elite tennis on a domestic level.

With so much uncertainty still in this new world we all find ourselves in, seeing the return of tennis to tv screens has been a welcome slice of normality. It has also been a solid platform for the best male players in the country to ready themselves for the hopeful resumption of the tours in August.

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The top three British male Players occupied the top spots in order, and for the returning Andy Murray and indeed James Ward, it was a positive week for both, coming back from their injury issues.

We even got a glimpse of what their legacy would be in watching the self-assured performances of Ryan Peniston and Paul Jubb – both of whom have a lot to learn, but relished a chance to share the centre stage with the best of British.

All anyone can hope for now is that elsewhere in the world, tournaments regard what has worked well, what has not, and put in plans protocols to help the sport get back on its feet for the remainder of the year, while the rest of the tennis-watching population get ready to map out brackets for their favourite players, secure in the knowledge that at least in the UK, elite tennis has got the ball rolling again.

Player Reactions:

All the players have loved it. It's been a long week and a great week to finish and hopefully we can do it all again.
It was pretty much like a tour event, these conditions. It turned out really well and all the players put in a pretty good shift this week, and everyone else off the court put in a bigger one.
Jamie made it as safe as possible, the players were able to relax and go about their business without feeling like they were too restricted
I think the event was a big success. The players had a great time playing. Fun to see a lot of familiar faces at the event after so long off the tour. If we get the chance to do it again, I think we'll try to

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