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Battle of the Brits: Andy and Jamie Murray wins bring Union Jacks level

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ByAlexander Netherton
01/08/2020 at 14:41 | Updated 01/08/2020 at 21:21

Andy Murray and Lloyd Glasspool spearheaded a recovery for the Union Jacks as they defeated Kyle Edmund and Joe Salisbury 4-6 6-3 10-4.

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The win gave them two points to reel in the British Bulldogs, and Andy's brother Jamie then helped to add three more.

Heather Watson and Jamie Murray teamed up against Liam Broad and Harriet Dart, taking three sets to win 6-3 3-6 17-15.

In the first Centre Court match of the day, Katie Boulter crushed Beth Grey with a straightforward 6-1 6-1 win.

Up next came Anton Matusevich against Kyle Edmund, with Edmund enjoying a similarly routine 6-2 6-1 victory.

Cameron Norrie lasted just four games before conceding defeat to rival Dan Evans in Saturday's Battle of the Brits.

Evans vs Norrie looked set to be the day's most competitive match-up, but Norrie was forced to retire due to injury after just four games, all won by his opponent.

Over on Court One at St James' Place, Jan Choinski needed three sets to negotiate his way past Alaistair Gray, 6-4 4-6 10-6.

Jodie Burrage also needed three sets to compete a 2-6 6-2 10-7 defeat of Emma Raducanu.

In the final match on the court, Dart and Beth Grey were in action against Alicia Barnett and Olivia Nicholls, with the British Bulldogs winning 6-2 6-2 to leave the two teams tied 45-45.

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Overall Score

Union Jacks 45-45 British Bulldogs

Results

K Boulter beat B Grey 6-1 6-1

K Edmund beat A Matusevich 6-2 6-1

D Evans beat C Norrie (retired) 4-0

J Choinski beat A Gray 6-4 4-6 10-6

J Burrage beat E Raducanu 2-6 6-2 10-7

H Dart and B Grey beat A Barnett and O Nicholls 6-2 6-2

A Murray and L Glasspool beat J Salisbury and K Edmund 4-6 6-3 10-4

J Marray and H Watson beat L Broad and H Dart 6-3 3-6 17-15

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