Jamie Murray has tied up with Schroders and Amazon Prime Video for his ‘Battle of the Brits’ men’s exhibition tournament which is being held later this month.
Jamie Murray's ‘Battle of the Brits’ will be live streamed on Amazon Prime
The event will be live streamed on Amazon Prime and asset management company Schroders will be its title sponsor.
The event will be held behind closed doors at the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA’s) National Tennis Centre in Roehampton from June 23-28 and will feature Jamie Murray, his brother and former World No. 1 Andy Murray, Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund in singles and doubles.
The event will be live streamed in the UK and Ireland on Amazon Prime Video. Eurosport will provide coverage in the rest of Europe. Tennis Channel will cover the event in the US, with its new OTT platform showcasing the event to fans in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
Jamie Murray also said he was working on some innovations for the event, which will not have any ball kids or line judges. "We’re working on ways to enhance the viewer experience. There’ll probably be some type of coach interaction with the players whether that be with headsets, or potentially the coach might be in the back corner, similar to an ATP Cup-type set up.
It’s played indoors so the conditions are the same. Maybe there’s the opportunity for commentators to come in and chat through the headsets to the coach or the player during the match so there is that engagement with them”.
Meanwhile, Britain's top female tennis players will take part in the Progress Tour Women's Championships which will be on similar lines to Murray's event. British No. 3 Harriet Dart, former Top 100 player Naomi Broady, and 17 year old Emma Raducanu have all confirmed their presence for the tournament.
However, Britain's top player Johanna Konta is not expected to be in the draw. The event will be held on outdoor courts at the National Tennis Centre (NTC) in London from 14-18 July and will have a prize money of at least £30,000.
Jamie Murray is a seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner and a former doubles world No. 1. His doubles Slams include winning the mixed doubles at 2007 Wimbledon with Jelena Janković, the 2017 Wimbledon and 2017 US Open, with Martina Hingis, and the 2018 and 2019 US Open, with Bethanie Mattek-Sands, and the men's doubles at the 2016 Australian Open and 2016 US Open with Bruno Soares.
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