Dan Evans Crowned Singles Champion of Schroders Battle of the Brits
Champagne Pol Roger was proud to be an Official Partner of the Schroders Battle of the Brits in this, its inaugural year.
British No. 1 Dan Evans was crowned singles champion of Schroders Battle of the Brits, after beating the British No. 2 Kyle Edmund in straight sets, 6-3 6-2 and awarded a Jeroboam of Pol Roger Brut Reserve.
Evans went unbeaten throughout the week, and above all else, and came very close to making it a double, just squeezed out of the doubles final by tournament organiser Jamie Murray and his partner Neal Skupski.
The established doubles pairing of Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski got off to a slow start as Dan Evans and Lloyd Glasspool leapt out to a 5-0 lead. However, the start of the second set saw Murray and Skupski fight back immediately, with a 3-0 start. Skupski’s aggressive game was starting to make inroads into Evans and Glasspool, complemented by Murray’s speed and agility at the net.
Skupski’s tee-up of shots would set up Murray continually in the match tie-break, beginning to force the errors from the opposition not to mention some outstanding painting of the lines.
Tournament director Murray served out the win for the title 0-6 6-2 10-6, joking in the presentation speeches that it is a bit weird to be awarding himself the trophy and Magnum of Pol Roger Brut Reserve!