Battle of the Brits Team Tennis live stream, schedule, results and latest news

Battle of the Brits Team Tennis live stream, dates, tournament schedule, teams, players, order of play and more for the new team exhibition event in British tennis.

A follow-up to the successful Schroders Battle of the Brits tournament organised by Jamie Murray in conjunction with the LTA, Battle of the Brits Team Tennis sees teams of male and female players competing in singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

Sponsored by St James’ Place, Battle of the Brits Team Tennis will be played from 27 July-2 August 2020 at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.

Read on for all the information you need on Battle of the Brits Team Tennis!

How can I watch Battle of the Brits Team Tennis?

Battle of the Brits Team Tennis will be broadcast live on BBC iPlayer from 27 July-2 August, available to anyone in the UK who has a TV license.

All matches will also be live streamed via bookmaker bet365, and are available to watch if you have a funded account or have placed a bet in the past 24 hours.

Battle of the Brits Team Tennis: The teams

Two teams, the Union Jacks and the British Bulldogs, face off at Battle of the Brits Team Tennis with each team featuring two star captains and an ecletic mix of established stars, veterans and up-and-coming youngsters.

Union Jacks

Despite joking that she didn’t want son Andy on her team because he ‘doesn’t listen’ to her, Judy Murray will be captaining both her sons as she heads a team which also includes British no. 1 Dan Evans and the in-form Katie Boulter.

 

Captains: Judy Murray and Greg Rusedski

Players:

  1. Dan Evans
  2. Andy Murray
  3. Jan Choinski
  4. Ryan Peniston
  5. Anton Matusevich
  6. Jamie Murray
  7. Lloyd Glasspool
  8. Heather Watson
  9. Katie Boulter
  10. Jodie Burrage
  11. Naomi Broady
  12. Alicia Barnett
  13. Olivia Nicholls

British Bulldogs

Current Davis and Fed Cup captains Leon Smith and Anne Keothavong can draw upon the talents of world no. 14 Johanna Konta, top-100 male players Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie, and rising youngsters Aidan McHugh and Emma Raducanu.

Captains: Leon Smith and Anne Keothavong

Players:

  1. Kyle Edmund
  2. Cameron Norrie
  3. Liam Broady
  4. Aidan McHugh
  5. Alastair Gray
  6. Joe Salisbury
  7. Dom Inglot
  8. Johanna Konta
  9. Harriet Dart
  10. Emma Raducanu
  11. Maia Lumsden
  12. Eden Silva
  13. Beth Grey

 

Battle of the Brits Team Tennis dates, schedules and order of play

Battle of the Brits Team Tennis takes place behind closed doors at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, UK from 27 July-2 August.

Check out the order of play and schedule below. Day matches start at 1pm local time and night matches begin at 7pm.

Friday 31 July

Centre Court
11.30am, 2 points
Jodie Burrage (Union Jacks) vs Beth Grey (British Bulldogs)
To follow, 2 points
Jamie Murray/Lloyd Glasspool (Union Jacks) vs Dominic Inglot/Alastair Gray (British Bulldogs)
To follow, 2 points
Heather Watson (Union Jacks) vs Maia Lumsden (British Bulldogs)
Not before 4.30pm, 2 points
Dan Evans (Union Jacks) vs Kyle Edmund (British Bulldogs)
To follow, 3 points
Jamie Murray/Olivia Nicholls (Union Jacks) vs Cameron Norrie/Johanna Konta (British Bulldogs)

Court 1
11.30am, 1 point
Naomi Broady (Union Jacks) vs Eden Silva (British Bulldogs)
To follow, 2 points
Ryan Peniston (Union Jacks) vs Cameron Norrie (British Bulldogs)
Not before 3.45pm, 3 points
Lloyd Glasspool/Katie Boulter (Union Jacks) vs Liam Broady/Harriet Dart (British Bulldogs)

Battle of the Brits Team Tennis: Results

After Day 4: Union Jacks 25-31 British Bulldogs

Full results: Day 4, Thursday 30 July (Union Jacks 12-2 British Bulldogs)

Jan Choinski (Union Jacks) d. Liam Broady (British Bulldogs) 6-2, 6-3
Anton Matusevich (Union Jacks) d. Aidan McHugh (British Bulldogs) 6-3, 1-6, 10-6
Ryan Peniston (Union Jacks) lost to Kyle Edmund (British Bulldogs) 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-10
Naomi Broady (Union Jacks) lost to Maia Lumsden (British Bulldogs) 3-6, 5-7
Jodie Burrage (Union Jacks) d. Harriet Dart (British Bulldogs) 5-7, 6-4, 10-6
Heather Watson (Union Jacks) d. Emma Raducanu (British Bulldogs) 6-2, 6-4
Andy Murray/Lloyd Glasspool (Union Jacks) d. Dominic Inglot/Alastair Gray (British Bulldogs) 6-4, 6-4
Alicia Barnett/Olivia Nicholls (Union Jacks) d. Sarah Beth Grey/Eden Silva (British Bulldogs) 6-4, 6-3
Jamie Murray/Heather Watson (Union Jacks) d. Joe Salisbury/Emma Raducanu (British Bulldogs), 6-4, 6-4

After Day 3: Union Jacks 13-29

Full results: Day 3, Wednesday 29 July (Union Jacks 5-11 British Bulldogs)

Heather Watson (Union Jacks) d. Eden Silva (British Bulldogs), 3-6, 6-1, 10-6 (2 points to Union Jacks)
Dan Evans (Union Jacks) lost to Cameron Norrie (British Bulldogs), 6-7(5), 6-7(6) (2 points to British Bulldogs)
Lloyd Glasspool/Naomi Broady (Union Jacks) d. Dom Inglot/Maia Lumsden (British Bulldogs) 6-1, 6-4 (1 point to Union Jacks)
Jodie Burrage (Union Jacks) lost to Emma Raducanu (British Bulldogs), 5-7, 3-6 (2 points to British Bulldogs)
Jamie Murray/Dan Evans (Union Jacks) lost to Kyle Edmund/Joe Salisbury (British Bulldogs), 3-6, 4-6 (3 points to British Bulldogs)
Naomi Broady (Union Jacks) lost to Beth Grey (British Bulldogs), 3-6, 2-6 (2 points to British Bulldogs)
Jan Choinski (Union Jacks) d. Liam Broady (British Bulldogs), 6-3, 6-4 (2 points to Union Jacks)
Jamie Murray/Katie Boulter (Union Jacks) lost to Cameron Norrie/Sarah Grey (British Bulldogs), 6-3, 4-6, 8-10 (2 points to British Bulldogs)

After Day 2: Union Jacks 8-18 British Bulldogs

Full results: Day 2, Tuesday 28 July (Union Jacks 4-9 British Bulldogs)

Jan Choinski (Union Jacks) lost to Cameron Norrie (British Bulldogs), 4-6, 3-6 – 2 points to Bulldogs
Anton Matusevich (Union Jacks) lost to Liam Broady (British Bulldogs), 1-6, 6-2, 10-12 – 1 point to Bulldogs
Dan Evans (Union Jacks) beat Kyle Edmund (British Bulldogs) 6-4, 6-4 – 3 points to Union Jacks
Alicia Barnett (Union Jacks) lost to Maia Lumsden (British Bulldogs) 7-5, 4-6, 7-10 – 1 point to British Bulldogs
Katie Boulter (Union Jacks) lost to Katie Boulter (British Bulldogs) 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-10 – 1 point to British Bulldogs
Naomi Broady/Heather Watson (Union Jacks) lost to Harriet Dart/Sarah Beth Grey (British Bulldogs) 2-6, 4-6 – 2 points to British Bulldogs
Jamie Murray/Olivia Nicholls (Union Jacks) d. Alastair Gray/Eden Silva 7-6(4), 6-4 – 1 point to Union Jacks
Andy Murray/Jodie Burrage (Union Jacks) lost to Joe Salisbury/Emma Raducanu (British Bulldogs) 6-4, 4-6, 8-10 – 2 points to British Bulldogs

After Day 1: Union Jacks 4-9 British Bulldogs

Full results: Day 1, Monday 27 July

Ryan Peniston (Union Jacks) lost to Aidan McHugh (British Bulldogs) 4-6, 6-3, 7-10 (1 point to Bulldogs)
Dan Evans (Union Jacks) lost to Cameron Norrie (British Bulldogs), 6-4, 3-6, 7-10 (1 point to Bulldogs)
Anton Matusevich (Union Jacks) lost to Kyle Edmund (British Bulldogs), 5-7, 3-6 (1 point to Bulldogs)
Jodie Burrage (Union Jacks) d. Johanna Konta (British Bulldogs), 6-4, 6-3 (1 point to Union Jacks)
Heather Watson (Union Jacks) d. Sarah Beth Grey (British Bulldogs), 7-5, 6-4 (1 point to Union Jacks)
Katie Boulter (Union Jacks) lost to Emma Raducanu (British Bulldogs), 4-6, 3-6 (1 point to British Bulldogs)
Dan Evans/Lloyd Glasspool (Union Jacks) lost to Dom Inglot/Alastair Gray (British Bulldogs) 4-6, 6-7(3) (2 points to British Bulldogs)
Lloyd Glasspool/Naomi Broady (Union Jacks) d. Dom Inglot/Eden Silva (British Bulldogs), 6-4, 6-2 (2 points to Union Jacks)
Jamie Murray/Heather Watson (Union Jacks) lost to Joe Salisbury/Harriet Dart (British Bulldogs), 5-7, 6-3, 8-10 (3 points to British Bulldogs)

Battle of the Brits Team Tennis: Format and scoring

Battle of the Brits Team Tennis will see 60 matches – singles, doubles and mixed doubles – played over seven days from 27 July to 2 August, at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton. In total there will be 40 singles and 20 doubles matches.

Each team consists of 13 players: The Union Jacks are captained by Judy Murray and Greg Rusedski, while Anne Keothavong and Leon Smith lead the British Bulldogs.

Each individual match is worth between 1-3 points, with the points available increasing throughout the week until ‘Super Sunday’, when there will be 10 matches with a total of 29 points up for grabs.

The teams accumulate points throughout the week, with the goal to be the first to reach 60 points.

Each day’s match line-up will be decided by the captains on the evening of the day before, with an order of play released thereafter. The deadline for team selections is 7pm BST.

Every player must be nominated for two matches – the first between Monday and Wednesday, the second between Thursday and Sunday. Players can play a maximum of two matches per day.

Singles matches will be the best of three sets with ad scoring and a 10-point match tie-break if the players split sets. There are 60 seconds for changeovers with 120 seconds between sets.

Doubles matches will be the best of three sets with no-ad scoring and a 10-point match tie-break if the teams split sets. There are 45 seconds for changeovers and 90 seconds between sets.

 

Battle of the Brits Team Tennis: How to Watch Online

Bookmakers bet365 are live streaming Battle of the Brits Team tennis matches alongside live odds and in-play betting. Battle of the Brits Team Tennis matches are streamed live via bet365 and all that is required to enjoy the tennis live is to be a bet365 customer with a funded account.

As such all you need to do to access Battle of the Brits Team Tennis streams is to go to the bet365 website, open an account and deposit £5 or more in your account. This will enable you to watch and bet on Battle of the Brits Team Tennis matches.

PLEASE NOTE: You must have a funded account or have placed a bet in the last 24 hours in order to watch tennis; geo-restrictions apply.

Dan Evans was less than impressed with compatriot Kyle Edmund at the end of their Battle of the Brits encounter.

In one of the biggest clashes so far at the Battle of the Brits Team Tennis event, Evans beat Edmund 6-4, 6-4 to score a significant three points for the Union Jacks – but the real drama came after the final ball bounced twice.

Players have been tapping racquets from arms’ length instead of shaking hands at the net, to comply with social distancing. But Evans was not impressed when Edmund swiped at his racquet rather harder than Evans was expecting.

 

Evans can be seen giving Edmund a cold look and chiding him: ‘Be very careful, Kyle. Be very, very careful, mate.’

The world no. 28 returned to the Union Jacks bench to receive the congratulations of his teammates, but wasn’t done with the incident. Cameras picked him up complaining: ‘Did you see what he did to my racquet? He just teed my racquet. When I put my racquet there, he just absolutely belted my racquet.’

Teammate Heather Watson suggested Edmund was joking, saying: ‘I don’t think it was serious.’

‘Well, I think it was,’ Evans retorted.

Edmund, who lost to Evans in the final of the inaugural Battle of the Brits event, dismissed the incident later.

‘It was nothing. He said he misinterpreted it.

‘It was more like, at the end of the match, touching the racket. There was nothing there – a racket touch is not that big of a deal, to be honest.’

Edmund and Evans will be facing off on court again on Wednesday, albeit in men’s doubles this time – Evans is due to partner Jamie Murray against Edmund and Joe Salisbury, and is also playing singles against Cameron Norrie for the second time this week.

BATTLE OF THE BRITS TEAM TENNIS: Full order of play, results, latest news and more

Evans has certainly been an extremely vocal presence on the bench for the Union Jacks, captained by Judy Murray and Greg Rusedski, who trail the British Bulldogs 8-18.

Andy Murray made his first appearance on court at the event on Tuesday, but was unable to lift the fortunes of his team. The three-time Grand Slam champion has already said he’ll only be playing doubles this week as he continues his journey back to full fitness, and he partnered 21-year-old Jodie Burrage in mixed doubles on Tuesday evening. Team ‘Murrage’ made a bright start, but ended up by losing to Emma Raducanu and Joe Salisbury in a match tie-break – with Murray accidentally clocking Burrage on the shoulder on match point, to boot.

 

It wasn’t all bad news for the UK’s top players on Tuesday. World no. 14 Johanna Konta, the top British woman, bounced back from a shock defeat to Burrage on the opening day in superb style when she staged a comeback from 2-6, 0-3 down to beat Katie Boulter 2-6, 7-6(5), 10-6.

 

The two teams for Battle of the Brits Team Tennis have been announced, with Andy Murray, Johanna Konta and Dan Evans among confirmed players.

Battle of the Brits Team Tennis, which takes place from 27 July-2 August, features two teams of 13 players facing off in singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

The Union Jacks are captained by Judy Murray and Greg Rusedski while the British Bulldogs are led by the current Davis and Fed Cup captains, Leon Smith and Anne Keothavong.

Judy Murray had joked that she didn’t want son Andy on her team because he ‘doesn’t listen’ to her – but both her sons are on the Union Jacks.

The Murray brothers are joined by British no. 1 Dan Evans, currently ranked world no. 28 and the champion at the first Battle of the Brits tournament. Their top female player is world no. 50 Heather Watson, currently the second highest-ranked British woman, and Katie Boulter – who ranked as high as world no. 82 before a stress fracture in her back forced her out of competition – is also on the team. Boulter recently won the LTA Progress Tour Women’s Championships, and the player she beat in the final, Jodie Burrage, is also on the Union Jacks team.

The British Bulldogs, captained by Keothavong and Smith, are led by British no. 2 Kyle Edmund, currently ranked world no. 44 but a former world no. 14. Edmund is backed up by the third British man who ranks in the top 100 at the moment, world no. 77 Cameron Norrie, and the women’s contingent is led by world no. 14 Johanna Konta, who has reached the semifinals of the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon.

 

The exact scoring and match format has not been confirmed, but the tournament will be played behind closed doors at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton and will be broadcast on BBC iPlayer.

In addition to the familiar leading lights of British tennis – the Murray brothers, Konta, Evans and Edmund – the Battle of the Brits Team Tennis will shine a spotlight on much younger and less experienced players. The Union Jacks feature Anton Matusevich (18) while the British Bulldogs lineup includes 19-year-old Aidan McHugh and 17-year-old Emma Raducanu.

Notable absences include Katie Swan, who has recently struggled with a right hip injury, and Jack Draper, the 18-year-old who finished runner-up in Wimbledon juniors in 2018; he was supposed to compete at the first Battle of the Brits, but pulled out with an abdominal injury.

The captains for the Battle of the Brits Team Tennis event have been announced – and Judy Murray is among them.

Murray, the mother and former coach of Andy and Jamie Murray, will serve as one of four team captains for the tournament, which takes place from 27 July-2 August 2020.

The other captains are Greg Rusedski, former British men’s no. 1; Anne Keothavong, former British women’s no. 1 and current Fed Cup captain; and Leon Smith, who captained Great Britain to Davis Cup glory in 2015.

 

Jamie Murray organised the first Battle of the Brits, which was sponsored by Schroders and took place from 23-28 June. The tournament was broadcast on Amazon Prime, and was won by world no. 28 Dan Evans, with Andy Murray reaching the semifinals.

The Battle of the Brits Team Tennis tournament will feature British women players alongside the men, with teams set to compete against each other over eight days with Ryder Cup-style scoring. Sponsored by St James’ Place, a wealth management company, the tournament will be available to watch live on BBC iPlayer.

Judy Murray said:

‘Jamie has forced me to be a team captain in his latest Battle of the Brits series. I think he thought it was time I got back in the saddle.’

The player line-up is not yet confirmed, but Andy Murray and British women’s no. 1 Johanna Konta are expected to feature.

Judy Murray joked:

‘I’m hoping I don’t get Andy because he doesn’t listen to me.’

The former Fed Cup captain also promised that she will have cake for her team.

Like the original Battle of the Brits, the tournament will be played at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, behind closed doors and with strict social distancing measures in place.

Keothavong said:

‘It’s going to be an incredible opportunity for the younger players to compete in an event like this with our top players. And hopefully during the week, fans will be able to get to know the players better, as they’ll be the faces of British tennis in the years to come.’

The initial Battle of the Brits Team Tennis announcement projected two teams, each consisting of six men and six women, with eight matches across two show courts every day, including singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Teams would accumulate points over the course of the week.

The format and scoring has yet to be confirmed but the four captains are well-known names at the heart of British tennis.

When the event was first announced, Jamie Murray said he was confident that brother Andy and Konta would both be excited to play.