Super-Saturday beckons with a dream semi-final line-up and the doubles final
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The scene is set for an epic Battle of the Best of British.
The three top British male players and the never-ending tenacity of Andy Murray will grace the Schroders Battle of the Brits semi-final line-up on Saturday.
Kyle Edmund might have been celebrating Liverpool’s success until the small hours, but that did not stop him from rounding out his round-robin stage with a clean sheet.
Hot on his heels was Dan Evans who had been impressive, and found himself being taken the distance by Ryan Peniston, who has no doubt sparked a lot of interest among fans and pundits alike with his positive attitude.
Cameron Norrie has not had things all his own way – until today. His dismantling of another very promising youngster Paul Jubb proves he is very much still in the mix for the honours on Sunday,
Evans is not naive enough to think that just his ranking alone will get him over the line against Murray who demonstrated three days on the bounce that he will stick at it until the very end. He was only just edged out against Edmund and battled hard for his coveted spot.
And while Murray is working his way back up the rankings, few would disagree that this line-up represents the best of British male tennis talent.
The doubles have been no less entertaining, with Evans and Glasspool coming back to take out the ‘Fear-Hand’ combination of James Ward and Kyle Edmund. Glasspool has veered a little more towards doubles recently and his deftness at the net has been a game-changer.
In the battle of the specialists, it was nip and tuck between pre-tournament favourites Jamie Murray & Neal Skupski and Joe Salisbury & Jonny O’Mara with a thrilling sprint to the finish for Murray and Skupski.