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You do realise Wimbledon is cancelled this year?

Sadly, yes. Amazon Prime Video has secured exclusive rights to Schroders Battle of the Brits, a six-day tennis tournament which begins on Tuesday.

The behind-closed-doors event is being co-organised by seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner Jamie Murray with the aim of bringing much-missed live sport to fans, while raising upwards of £100,000 for NHS Charities Together.

Blimey. Who's playing?

Jamie and Andy Murray, alongside other top-ranked male players, including Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund, Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski.

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The competition, livestreamed from the Lawn Tennis Association's headquarters in Roehampton, will see singles and doubles titles up for grabs.

It is an idea borne out of a WhatsApp group Jamie Murray started with his younger brother Andy, British number one Evans and reigning Australian Open doubles champion Salisbury during lockdown.

How will it work?

In this era of social distancing due to coronavirus, there will be no live crowd, players will have to retrieve their own tennis balls and traditional post-match handshakes are likely to be replaced with racket bumps.

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I'll fetch the Pimm's.

Don't forget the strawberries and cream. The action starts on Amazon Prime Video, Tuesday, at 1pm.