This week will see the return of live tennis, as some of the UK’s top male players take part in a behind-closed-doors exhibition tournament.
Here’s everything you need to know about Schroders Battle of the Brits 2020 - and how to watch the games.
What is Schroders Battle of the Brits?
Helping Britain’s professional singles and doubles players to get back on the court after three months of lockdown, the event has been co-organised by Jamie Murray, Schroders and Amazon Prime Video.
It will feature some of the country’s top-ranked male players, including Andy Murray, Dan Evans, and Kyle Edmund, and aims to raise £100,000 for NHS Charities Together.
When will the tournament take place?
The behind-closed-doors event will take place from 23 - 28 June at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, south-west London.
Who’s taking part in the event?
Over the six-day tournament, eight of the UK’s best male tennis players are taking part, as well as eight of the top doubles teams.
Singles entry list:
- Dan Eans (28)
- Kyle Edmund (44)
- Cameron Norrie (77)
- Andy Murray (129)
- Jay Clarke (161)
- Liam Brody (211)
- James Ward (273)
- Jack Draper (285)
- Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski (26 & 29)
- Joe Salisbury and Jonny O’Mara (7 & 54)
- Dan Evans and Lloyd Glasspool (152 & 179)
- Cameron Norrie and Liam Broady (208 & 309)
- Dominic Inglot and Jay Clarke (53 & n/a)
- Kyle Edmund and Jack Draper (161 & 1023)
How will the event work?
Structured as a round-robin format, the Schroders Battle of the Brits will see eight singles players divided into two groups of four, while the six doubles pairs will be split into two groups of three.
The winners and runners up from each group will go forward to a semi-final knockout round before going into the final.
The singles players will be divided into two groups of four - the Tim Henman Group and the Greg Rusedski Group:
Tim Henman Group:
- James Ward
- Liam Brody
- Andy Murray
- Kyle Edmund
Greg Rusedski Group:
- Jack Draper
- Jay Clarke
- Cameron Norrie
- Dan Evans
Meanwhile, the doubles pairs will be split into two groups of three - the Paul Hutchins Group and the Cathie Sabin Group:
Paul Hutchins Group:
- Liam Broady and Cameron Norrie
- Dan Evans and Lloyd Glasspool
- Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski
Cathie Sabin Group:
- Kyle Edmund and Jack Draper
- Dominic Inglot and Jay Clarke
- Joe Salisbury and Jonny O’Mara
What is the schedule and order of play?
Tuesday 23 June1pm local time
- Match one: Murray & Skupski vs Broady & Norrie
- Match two: Kyle Edmund vs James Ward
- Match three: Dan Evans vs Jay Clarke
- Match four: Andy Murray vs Liam Broady
- Match five: Draper & Edmund vs Clarke & Inglot
Wednesday 24 June1pm local time
- Match one: Liam Broady vs James Ward
- Match two: Salisbury & O'Mara vs Clarke & Inglot
- Match three: Cameron Norrie vs Jack Draper
- Match four: Kyle Edmund vs Andy Murray
- Match five: Broady & Norrie vs Evans & Glasspool
Wednesday 25 June1pm local time
- Match one: Salisbury & O'Mara vs Draper & Edmund
- Match two: Dan Evans vs Cameron Norrie
- Match three: Jay Clarke vs Jack Draper
- Match four: Andy Murray vs James Ward
- Match five: Murray & Skupski vs Evans & Glasspool
The schedule and order of play for matches taking place from 26 - 28 June is to be confirmed.
Where can I watch it?
Tennis fans will be able to watch the tournament exclusively on Amazon Prime video in the UK and Ireland.
The matches take place from 1pm local time.
This article first appeared on our sister title The Scotsman.