June 28, 2020 / 12:02 PM / 15 days ago

Evans beats Edmund in Battle of Brits final

FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Davis Cup Finals - Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain - November 20, 2019 Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his match against Netherlands' Tallon Griekspoor REUTERS/Susana Vera/File Photo

(Reuters) - Dan Evans beat Kyle Edmund in the final of the Battle of the Brits exhibition tournament on Sunday.

The 30-year-old won 6-3 6-2 in the behind-closed-doors event played at the National Tennis Centre in west London.

Evans had beaten former world number one Andy Murray in Saturday’s semi-final.

The 33-year-old Murray, who was playing his first event since November, withdrew from his third-place playoff match against Cameron Norrie after a busy week.

Murray’s brother Jamie organised the charity tournament to help provide some competitive action while players await the resumption of the season which was closed down in March because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Ed Osmond and Pritha Sarkar

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