Scotland will take on England in a special tennis event later this year at Aberdeen’s P&J Live Arena.
Organised by doubles champion Jamie Murray, the Battle of the Brits event will see his brother Sir Andy in action, as well as their Davis Cup team-mate Dan Evans.
The tournament, scheduled for December 21 and 22, will give Scottish sports fans their first chance to watch the Murrays play live on home turf since Andy took on Roger Federer in the Andy Murray Live event in Glasgow in November 2017.
Super excited to announce the next instalment of @BattleofTheBrit : Scotland vs England. Can’t wait to be back playing in Scotland where we have had some of the best moments of our careers in the craziest atmospheres and this time representing the Saltire! 🏴#battleofthebrits pic.twitter.com/4o4EfSZn9a
— Jamie Murray (@jamie_murray) February 26, 2021
Jamie Murray said: “I am super excited to bring live tennis to Scotland. 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.”
Can’t wait for this. 🏴🏆🏴
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) February 26, 2021
The event itself will feature six matches, four singles and two doubles, played over an intense two-day period.
It follows the successful launch of ‘Battle of the Brits’ in July 2020 at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, which was followed by a high-profile mixed team event the following month and a third men’s and women’s singles tournament last December at the same venue.
Battle of the Brits tennis events have so far raised over £100,000 for NHS charities
A full list of players and a broadcast partner for Battle of the Brits – Scotland versus England will be released in the coming weeks.
Tickets are on sale from 1pm on February 26 on Ticketmaster.
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