Jamie Murray speaks on Battle of the Brits being postponed over virus concerns

Jamie Murray said he was “incredibly disappointment” over having to postpone the Battle of the Brits event that was scheduled to take place in Abeerden next week. 

The Battle of the Brits had been expected to feature Jamie and Andy Murray, Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie.

Unfortunately, due to the rising rates of COVID-19 the organizers were forced to postpone the event. 

“Obviously this is incredibly disappointing for all of us organising the event, for the players, and, most importantly, for the fans who wanted to come and watch us. Andy and I, and all the players due to take part, are absolutely gutted but some things are bigger than tennis. All that matters is keeping everyone safe. We’ve been blown away by Aberdeen’s enthusiasm for the event and we’re all looking forward to staging the Schroders Battle of the Brits – Scotland versus England in 2022,” Murray said in a statement.

Murray praised Emma Raducanu 

Former doubles world No. 1 Murray was amazed by what Raducanu pulled off at the US Open. 

“It was incredible, wasn’t it? Her second Grand Slam appearance at 18 years old,” Murray told talkSPORT host Jim White. “I’m sure she’s going to go on and be a superstar in the tennis world for years to come.

“She took it one match at a time, she played it point by point every match and she showed the world that she had the level and the composure to tick away and be a Grand Slam champion.”

Murray thought Raducanu becoming the first qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam was “remarkable.”

“It’s an incredible achievement. What she’s done at such a young age and with such little experience and expectation – it’s remarkable what she’s done,” Murray said. “I hope that she continues in that vein of form going forward despite increased spotlight and expectation that’s going to be placed on her.”

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