For this summer’s version, four-time Grand Slam champion Jamie Murray will headline the Brodies Invitational tennis tournament, which has moved to Edinburgh.
The festival will be held on the grounds of St. George’s School for Girls in a purpose-built hall in the city’s Murrayfield neighborhood and will run from 11-13 June.
It is the only Scottish ATP Champions Tour tournament and will feature a number of former greats, including Tim Henman, former British No. 1 and four-time Wimbledon semifinalist, Juan Carlos Fererro, former world No. 1, and Henri Leconte, former world No. 5 and crowd favorite.
The event will celebrate British tennis and highlight the British Davis and Fed Cup teams’ recent achievements. Murray, who has played in the Davis Cup on many occasions for Great Britain, revealed that he is looking forward to playing ahead of the grass-court season on home soil, which starts in the summer.
“I’m thrilled to be taking part in the Brodies Tennis Invitational and it’s great that Brodies has been able to bring the event to the Scottish capital,” said the 34-year-old.
“We need more events like this that showcase world-class players and top young talent to help grow the game and meet the demand for live tennis in Scotland.”
Eight-time ATP World Tour doubles champion and Fed Cup coach Colin Fleming, who has also taken on the role of Brodies Invitational’s event director, joins the legends.
“I’ve been involved with the Brodies Invitational for a number of years as a player, and it’s a privilege to be able to work with the team in a new role this year for what is definitely our most ambitious event to date,” he said.
“We’re bringing more tennis to more people over the three days and there will be something for everyone. From the fiercely competitive ATP Champions Tour and showcasing our Davis and Fed Cup talent, to entertaining exhibition matches with true legends and current players of the sport, and of course supporting our junior and young talent.”
As its chosen charity affiliate, the Invitational will again support the Judy Murray Foundation. “It’s amazing what a little creativity and vision can do,” Judy Murray said.
“I think it’s great that Brodies is hosting its world-class event at a school that has done so much in recent years to promote tennis both internally and in the local community, and it will be great to see world-class tennis back in the capital.”