Tennis: Jamie Murray insists the wait will probably be price it as new date discovered for Battle of the Brits
The occasion, which pits hosts Scotland towards the Auld Enemy England, was attributable to go forward final month however was postponed as a result of outbreak of the Omicron Covid-19 variant.
Nevertheless, event director Murray is delighted a brand new date for the occasion has been discovered and he will probably be joined by his brother Sir Andy Murray for the match towards England on December 21 and 22.
Jamie Murray insists the wait will probably be price it after saying the Schroders Battle of the Brits will go forward in December at P&J Stay.
Jamie Murray mentioned: “We had been gutted when the occasion couldn’t go forward as deliberate so it’s sensible information that we’re capable of reschedule for December this 12 months.
“I hope will probably be definitely worth the wait. It’s an awesome line-up and the entire Scotland v England side will probably be enjoyable.
“Followers at all times get behind that and the rationale we’re placing on the occasion is to deliver reside tennis to Scotland and have the chance to play at residence in entrance of the Scottish followers.
“It’s a 12 months later than we’d have favored however hopefully we’ll get there ultimately.”
Murray shared within the disappointment of seeing the unique occasion postponed simply days earlier than it was attributable to happen final month however is thrilled the gamers have reaffirmed their dedication to taking part in in Aberdeen.
He mentioned: “We’ve tried to maintain the gamers updated on occasions and ensure they’re nonetheless on board. It’s not straightforward as you might be speaking about eight completely different gamers, eight completely different schedules.
“Some guys are doing their pre-season in America whereas others are in Dubai so it has not been straightforward.
“We had been March but it surely wasn’t attainable when it comes to participant availability.
“We checked out looking for different dates but it surely turned clear December once more was the perfect time and that’s why we must wait a full 12 months.
“It’s robust however we’re simply so relieved we’re nonetheless capable of make this occur and hopefully we gained’t have any roadblocks once more and we’ll have the ability to placed on an awesome occasion.”
The Murray brothers will probably be in motion in Scotland for the primary time since 2016 after they step on the courtroom at P&J Stay with the duo spearheading a Scottish staff to tackle an England facet which is able to characteristic Dan Evans and a number of the brightest tennis abilities from south of the border.
Murray, who celebrates his thirty sixth birthday in two week’s time, mentioned: “There was such implausible buzz round bringing Battle of the Brits to Aberdeen and I believe that’s solely going to get larger all year long.