Jamie Murray leads doubles line-up for Schroders Battle of the Brits
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As Britain's top-ranked men's players prepare to get back to action in the Schroders Battle of the Brits event, taking place at the LTA's National Tennis Centre from the 23-28 June, the full line-up of doubles pairings has been announced.
Seven-times Grand Slam doubles and mixed doubles champion and event co-organiser, Jamie Murray, heads up a star-studded doubles line-up that includes 2020 Australian Open champion, Joe Salisbury, and British No.1, Dan Evans.
Murray returns to action alongside regular partner and Davis Cup team mate Neal Skupski. Building on a brilliant end to the 2019 season, which saw the pair reach the semi-finals of the US Open and Shanghai Masters, as well as playing a decisive role in Great Britain's fantastic Davis Cup run, Murray and Skupski will be going for glory at the event.
Joe Salisbury is the highest ranked British doubles players coming into the event, currently sitting at No. 7 in the world after winning the Australian Open title earlier this year. Salisbury partners up with fellow British doubles player Jonny O'Mara, who both played together as recently as 2018, where the two made the final at an ATP Challenger event in Aptos.
Elsewhere in the line-up, world No. 28 singles player and British No.1 Dan Evans is returning to action in both the singles and the doubles draws at the Schroders Battle of the Brits. Evo will be hoping that his brilliant start to the 2020 singles season will translate over to both competitions as he pairs up with Lloyd Glasspool. The two last played together in the 2019 grass court season where they reached the semi-finals at the Surbiton Trophy and the quarter-finals at the Nature Valley International Eastbourne.
The event will also feature 3 pairings who are set to play with each other for the first time at the event. British No.3 and ATP Cup star Cameron Norrie will team up with British No. 6 Liam Broady in their bid to win the doubles trophy, and 2015 Davis Cup winner Dom Inglot is also in action with 21-year-old Jay Clarke.
Completing the line-up is world No. 44 and 2020 New York Open singles champion Kyle Edmund who will play with young British talent Jack Draper.
2020 Doubles Draw Entrants:
- Jamie Murray & Neal Skupski
- Joe Salisbury & Jonny O’Mara
- Dan Evans & Lloyd Glasspool
- Cameron Norrie & Liam Broady
- Dominic Inglot & Jay Clarke
- Kyle Edmund & Jack Draper
Where can you watch?
The event will bring much-missed live sport to fans, while raising a minimum of £100,000 for NHS Charities Together. Sports fans will be able to watch the live action exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland and on Eurosport and Tennis Channel in the US.
The tournament will be followed by a number of domestic events being staged at the LTA’s National Tennis Centre, including the Progress Tour Women's Championships from 14-18 July.