Battle of the Brits Day Three results: Andy Murray progresses
Andy Murray assured his spot in the singles semi-final of the Battle of the Brits with a hard-fought win in the group decider.
Murray defeated James Ward 6-3, 7-5 in the winner-takes-all gruelling contest in the Tim Henman Group on Day Three to progress into the semi-final.
Though Murray looked a little fatigued due to the continuous games in the past two days, it was encouraging to see his intensity of movement and was able to dictate the longer points.
“When I played the match in November in Davis Cup. I was feeling my hip, it was sore and struggled to move. I’m feeling it a little just now, but it didn’t affect my movement. It’s the best I’ve moved of the three matches, but I’m delighted to get a rest day tomorrow,” Murray said during an on-court interview.
— LTA (@the_LTA) June 26, 2020
The former British No.1 will next meet current British No.1 Dan Evans in the semi-final which will be held on Saturday.
Evans tops the Greg Rusedski Group
Meanwhile, Dan Evans topped the Greg Rusedski Group with an impressive 6-3, 6-3 win over Cameron Norrie. In the match between Britain’s current No.1 and No.3, Evans clearly looked the more comfortable of the two, as he booked himself a spot in the semi-finals.
From Evo's brilliance to @andy_murray clinching a spot in the semi-finals
— LTA (@the_LTA) June 25, 2020
In the doubles section, Jonny O’Mara and Joe Salisbury topped the Cathie Sabin Group winning a tight encounter against Kyle Edmund and James Ward.
O’Mara and Salisbury overcame their opponents 6-2, 5-7, 10-5 in the first match of Day Three to finish on top. Edmund and Ward, meanwhile, ended their doubles group campaign by finishing second.
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Doubles favourites Jaimie Murray and Neal Skupski registered their first win in the Battle of the Brits with a 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 win over Dan Evans and Lloyd Glasspool.
Battle of the Brits Results (Day Three): Singles: Andy Murray bt James Ward 6-3, 7-5; Dan Evans bt Cameron Norrie 6-3, 6-3; Paul Jubb bt Ryan Peniston 6-2, 6-7, 10-6;
Doubles: Murray/Skupski bt Evans/Glasspool 6-4, 3-6, 10-7; Salisbury/O’Mara bt Ward/Edmund 6-2, 5-7, 10-5.
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