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Dan Evans out to enjoy Battle of the Brits as pack returns for an airing

World No 28 would like to avoid playing Andy Murray until the final as the British men return to help raise money for the NHS

For the first and probably last time in his life, Andy Murray says he will be happy to finish third. (He will not be happy and nor, in all likelihood, will he finish third.) And Dan Evans, who has never played the three-times slam champion, says he would relish meeting him in the final of the inaugural Battle of the Brits, a dust-up that starts in London on Tuesday and should loosen a few sinews and muscle memories.

There has been no shortage of banter since they were brought out of isolation to prepare for the behind-closed-doors tournament at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton. It is the brainchild of Jamie Murray, who has spent several weeks putting it together with the aim of raising £100,000 for the NHS.

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