Jamie Murray has said that his brother Andy Murray is putting his ‘reputation on the line’ during the Battle of the Brits which begins on Tuesday afternoon.

Murray hasn’t played since the Davis Cup in November with an injury paying heed to his remarkable comeback but despite him not being British Number One anymore with that honour going to Dan Evans, his brother admitted the pressure will be on.

“For him it will be an important event to see where his game is at,” Jamie Murray said in an interview with Sky Sports.

“He has obviously not had a competitive match for maybe seven or eight months, so it is a long time.

“From what I have seen over the last couple of weeks he has been training hard with the other boys. I know he is excited about it.

“Everyone is putting their reputation on the line – he has got the biggest reputation out of everyone so there will be a bit of performance pressure on him to kind of show these boys that he is still the top dog.”


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Author: Samuel Gill