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Andy Murray set to make return at 'Battle of the Brits' tournament in June

The three-time Grand Slam champion has not competed since November due to complications with his hip and the coronavirus lockdown

Andy Murray had planned to return at the Miami Open before the coronavirus halted the season. PA Wire
Andy Murray had planned to return at the Miami Open before the coronavirus halted the season. PA Wire

Former world No 1 Andy Murray is set to make his return to tennis at a behind-closed-doors tournament organised by his brother Jamie from June 23-28 in London.

Murray, 33, has not competed since the Davis Cup Finals in November due to complications with his hip. He was targeting a return to the tour at the Miami Open in March before the season was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Apart from the Murray brothers, the LTA announced that fellow Britons Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund would also take part in the exhibition tournament, with matches to be streamed on Amazon Prime.

"We're excited to be hosting Jamie Murray's tournament 'Schroders Battle of the Brits' at the National Tennis Centre on June 23-28," the LTA said on Twitter.

The LTA-led event follows a similar tournament created by top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who has launched a series of exhibition matches in the Balkan region. World No 3 Dominic Thiem of Austria and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, who is ranked No 19, have confirmed their participation in the eight-man event

Earlier this month, the ATP Tour and International Tennis Federation extended their suspensions of professional tennis until July 31.

Updated: May 29, 2020 12:58 PM

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