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Amazon Prime Video to stream first UK behind-closed-doors tennis tournament

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Live action from the UK tennis tournament will be streamed from 23-28 June.

Amazon Prime Video has picked up the exclusive rights in the UK and Ireland for the behind-closed-doors tennis tournament, The Schroders Battle of the Brits.

The six-day event (23-28 June) has been co-organised by Jamie Murray as a way to raise money for NHS Charities Together.

It will take place at the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)’s HQ in Roehampton, and will see British tennis talent, including Andy Murray (pictured above), Jamie Murray, Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund, compete in singles and doubles tournaments.

Jamie Murray said: “The last few months have been incredibly challenging times for everyone, and we see this event as our way of giving back. I’m really excited to be putting on Schroders Battle of the Brits and for the first time bringing together the current generation of British male players to compete against one another while raising significant funds for charity.”

Alex Green, managing director, Prime Video Sport Europe, added: “We are excited to support Jamie and offer this six-day tournament to our Prime Video customers in the UK & Ireland at no extra cost to their Prime membership. We know that fans across the UK are missing live tennis, especially during the British summer, and we are sure this will delight them and give them a chance to see Andy, Jamie and the other top British male players in competitive action again. This builds on Prime Video’s ongoing support for British tennis.”

Scott Lloyd, LTA chief executive, said: “We’ve been discussing this event with Jamie for some time and support his efforts, and those of others, to put on events as part of a co-ordinated plan in returning to elite competition.”

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