Schroders Battle of the Brits - Scotland versus England is delicately poised at one point apiece after a dazzling Wednesday evening of tennis at the P&J Live, which saw Andy Murray pull out a vintage fighting performance to beat rising English star Jack Draper and gain Team Scotland's first point.
Murray came from 3-6 down in a high quality match tiebreaker third set with a succession of shots which had the Aberdeen crowd on their feet and cheering to the rafters.
Earlier in the evening, Team England's Dan Evans got the away team off to a lead with a 6-4 6-2 win over young Scotsman Aidan McHugh.
Battle of the Brits Tournament Director and Team Scotland player Jamie Murray:"The finish of that last match was incredible. There were some crazy points in that last tiebreak and such a good level. Andy was doing what he's been doing for years - give people heart attacks but still find a way to win in the end. We're happy to get a point on the board and we're looking forward to tomorrow and hopefully some more great matches to be played."
Andy Murray (SCO) after beating Jack Draper (ENG) 6-2 1-6 12-10 (MTB) in match two"It was my will to win; fighting for every point and chasing every ball down I came up with some part luck-but part skill shots at the end and a few of them came off. It was an unbelievable ending. I've not played many tiebreaks like that before. Whilst I'm still able to do it this is what it's all about; crowds like this; hopefully coming to put on a show for people."
Andy Murray on Jack Draper:"I've practiced with Jack a lot. I think he has the potential to be right at the top of the game for a really, really long time. He loves his tennis, he works extremely hard, he's got a really supportive family behind him and a really great team. There are lots of positive things in his future. I'm looking forward to seeing what he does. It's very exciting for tennis in this country."
Dan Evans (ENG) after beating Aidan McHugh (SCO) 6-4 6-2 in the opening match:"It's always going to be hard here. I got settled and I started to play some good tennis towards the end of the match. He's a good player; he's very talented and he had the home crowd behind him and he did a great job. Hopefully it was a good show for everyone who came out today."
Dan Evans (ENG) on Battle of the Brits Tournament Director Jamie Murray: "We have a lot to thank him for. He really looked after us in Covid when he put the first couple of Battle of the Brits events on and then we had a big chance to play in front of the public and it wasn't even a choice really, all the players were always going to come. He's done an amazing job here, basically selling this place out, and I hope everyone keeps supporting this event. It's an amazing event and I look forward to playing many more, hopefully.
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- Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?
There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.
Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.
- Is there parking available at P&J Live?
Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.
There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live
On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.
APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.
You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.
- Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?
At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.
There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.
- What bus can take me to P&J Live?
Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.
Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.