Jamie Murray arranges UK’s first closed-doors tennis tournament for Amazon Prime Video
James R | On 29, May 2020
Jamie Murray, seven-times Grand Slam doubles and mixed doubles champion, has co-organised the UK’s first behind-closed-doors tennis tournament to bring live sporting action to fans.
Schroders Battle of the Brits is a six-day long tournament and will see the UK’s top-ranked male players, including Andy and Jamie Murray, Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund, compete to be crowned singles and doubles champions – while raising a minimum of £100,000 for NHS Charities Together.
The tournament will take place from 23rd to 28th June at the Lawn Tennis Association’s headquarters, Roehampton. Tennis will be able to watch it live exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland.
Murray said: “The last few months have been incredibly challenging times for everyone, and we see this event as our way of giving back. A lot of work has gone in to make sure this could happen and we are very excited to be able to bring an action packed week of tennis, while raising valuable funds for NHS heroes to say thank you for the amazing work they have done.”
“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,” commented Alex Green, MD Prime Video Sport Europe. “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.”
The tennis tournament joins a growing line-up of live sports on Prime Video, including live and exclusive UK tennis coverage of tournaments from the ATP, WTA Tours and US Open, 20 Premier League matches per season in the UK and NFL Thursday Night Football games available to customers worldwide. This is in addition to a selection of Amazon Original sports docuseries, including upcoming All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, All or Nothing: Manchester City, All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks, and All or Nothing seasons with American Football teams, as well as Andy Murray: Resurfacing, Take Us Home: Leeds United and Steven Gerrard’s Make Us Dream.