Dan Evans beat Andy Murray as England clinched the Battle of the Brits title with an 8-4 win over Scotland.
British quantity two Evans gained 6-4 3-6 10-8 in opposition to the three-time Grand Slam champion, after England team-mates Neal Skupski and Paul Jubb had earlier defeated Jamie Murray and Jonny O’Mara 6-4 5-7 10-6 within the previous doubles.
Evans’ victory put England 5-1 forward and only one win away from the exhibition title in Aberdeen, earlier than Paul Jubb stepped as much as beat Scotland’s Aidan McHugh 6-2 6-2.
Though a lifeless rubber, the Murray brothers then beat Evans and Skupski 6-3 6-4 within the last match of the event, and what may have been the final alternative for Scottish followers to see them play collectively.
“I definitely hope it is not the case however we have to deal with these moments like we would not get the chance once more as a result of we’re getting on a bit, and also you by no means know what’s across the nook,” mentioned Andy Murray.
“It was wonderful the entire two days, I am very happy with Jamie for the occasion he placed on.
“It meant so much to each us the best way the entire gamers confirmed up, competed properly and went after it.”
The Battle of the Brits was arrange by Jamie Murray with the primary version held throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, with out spectators, at a time when the common tennis excursions had been halted.
The 2021 version was cancelled due to rising coronavirus instances on the time.
This yr’s event has seen 4 males’s singles and two males’s doubles matches unfold over two days at Aberdeen’s P&J Enviornment.
Wednesday’s motion had completed tied at 1-1 after Andy Murray defeated Jack Draper, after Evans had gained the opening rubber for England in opposition to 373rd-ranked McHugh.
In Thursday’s rubbers, two factors had been awarded for wins within the afternoon session, and three within the night session, which began with Jubb’s singles win.