Britain, Scotland, Spain in Line for Domestic Tournaments, Murray Brothers Could Play

The Battle of the Brits continued on its day two with Andy Murray making an appearance in a mixed doubles match.
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Tennis federations and organisations like the LTA, Tennis Scotland and the Spanish Tennis Federation are looking for options to organise domestic tennis tournaments to try and help their players.

According to a BBC report, the Murray brothers, Andy and Jamie are already involved in planning a tennis competition with the Lawn Tennis Association for British players. This tournament will be played in England and will see some of the best players in the UK go head to head in all the main categories; men’s and women’s singles and doubles.

And now Scotland has also jumped into the fray, with Blane Dodds, the Tennis Scotland CEO wanting to organise a similar tournament in the country. Dodds also said they would approach Jamie Murray with their ideas once they have finalised the structure and got the required funding for it.

The reasoning behind these tournaments is simply to get some tennis going for local players who have been missing from action and might otherwise struggle to make ends meet. The other issue is the problem with global travel which might not resume in its previous avatar any time soon.

Dodds explained:

“It’s unique that we have players actually in Scotland right now, and when lockdown finishes, that will still be the case as international travel will probably be the last thing that gets unlocked.”

If the Murray brothers did get involved, it could lead to a world-class event according to Dodds.

Andy Murray last played in November 2019, representing Great Britain in the Davis Cup but then struggled through the resurfacing of some of the fitness issues related to his hip. In a recent interview, Murray said he had recovered enough to play in the French Open if it did go through in September as it had been planned.

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Meanwhile, the Spanish Federation is also planning a few tennis tournaments for players ranked in the top 100 and some others for those outside the top 100.

Six of these tournaments will be held for the top-100 players while there will be 12 others for players ranked between 100 and 500.

It now remains to be seen if the Spanish Federation can rope in Rafael Nadal to feature in any of these competitions as they make efforts to bring some tennis back into the country.

Zubin Daver
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Zubin, a content head of a digital agency, is an avid sports fan who spends most of his days following sports. He is addicted to LFC so much so, people around him have begun hunting for Football Anonymous Groups for him to join. He's been covering sports like Tennis, Cricket and Football since 2010 with the aim of converting his passion into his livelihood. He took to tennis because of Roger Federer and is unsure of post-retirement plans. Federer's that is.

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