Andy Murray at the Davis Cup

‘I want my British number one spot back,’ Andy Murray warns Dan Evans ahead of Battle of the Brits clash

Andy Murray has warned Dan Evans he wants his British number one status back as they prepare to meet in Roehampton.

Evans has taken full advantage of Murray’s injury problems and Kyle Edmund’s disastrous form in 2019 to climb to the top of the British game.

The pair will meet in the semi-finals of the Battle of the Brits on Saturday, with Andy Murray admitting Evans is a worthy favourite for the match.

However, he has warned him not to get too comfortable where he is.

“I would imagine he would go into the match as the favourite right now,” Murray admitted.

Dan Evans - will have to fight off Andy Murray challenge

“My hope is that in a few months when we are back on tour competing, that I will be up at that level and feeling a bit more that I will be going into those matches expecting to win.”

Kyle Edmund, meanwhile, overcame a late night of celebrating Liverpool winning the Premier League to maintain his 100% record in the tournament with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Liam Broady.

Edmund said: “Coming out here I had to remember I’m a tennis player, to try to concentrate!

“I was a bit tired this morning but it was good today. I just played balanced tennis and did what I had to do.”

Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.