Andy Murray and Johanna Konta to play in Battle of the Brits Team Tennis tournament in London next week as British tennis stars are split into ‘Union Jacks’ and ‘British Bulldogs’ teams
- Jamie Murray has organised team event which will begin on July 27 in London
- Two teams of 13 Brits – The Union Jacks and British Bulldogs – will battle it out
- Judy Murray and Greg Rusedski will captain the Union Jacks during competition
- Anne Keothavong and Leon Smith will be in charge of the British Bulldogs
Andy Murray and Johanna Konta will both play in next week’s Battle of the Brits Team Tennis tournament in London.
The event, organised by Murray’s brother, Jamie, will see two teams of 13 British players compete against one another at the National Tennis Centre from July 27.
Judy Murray and Greg Rusedski will captain The Union Jacks team, which includes both Murray brothers as well as Dan Evans and Heather Watson.
Andy Murray will play in next week’s Battle of the Brits Team Tennis tournament next week
Johanna Konta will also feature as two teams of 13 British players compete against each other
Murray was beaten in the semi-finals of a smaller scale Battle of the Brits by Dan Evans in June
Anne Keothavong and Leon Smith will take charge of the British Bulldogs, whose big hitters include Konta and Kyle Edmund.
The National Tennis Centre has already hosted two other British events in recent wees as Britain’s best players sharpen their game before major tournaments resume.
Judy Murray and Greg Rusedski will captain The Union Jacks team featuring her two sons
Anne Keothavong and Leon Smith will captain the British Bulldogs team featuring Konta
Katie Boulter won The Progress Tour Women’s Championships last week, while Dan Evans prevailed in a smaller version of next week’s Battle of the Brits competition in June.
The rejigged men’s calendar resumes next month with the Citi Open – an ATP 500 event in Washington DC – before the Cincinnati Open and the U.S. Open which will both take place at Flushing Meadows.
The WTA tour will begin on August 3, with women’s No 1, Simona Halep, headlining an event in Palermo before the U.S. Open on August 31.
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