Burrage also said she had already learned a lot from the likes of former world No 1 Murray, having teamed up with him during the Battle of the Brits event during the pandemic. She added: ”Andy for me has been one of my favourite tennis players for obviously such a long time and with him at the National Tennis Centre and when we were playing battle of the brits and stuff, obviously I was lucky enough to play mixed dubs with him as well, and you just learn a lot. Even when you’re not hanging around to learn you pick up on things that he does, how he goes about his day, training, what it takes. so it’s definitely good to have those people around NTC.”
And it seems there’s also some healthy competition among the pack of young Brits, as Burrage admitted she and Peniston are racing to make their respective debuts in the world’s top 100 after reaching career highs during the pre-Wimbledon grass swing. Speaking on her relationship with her fellow Brits, she said: “I think we’re all on our own journeys really and I feel like even though we are all different ages, it doesn’t seem that way when we’re all together like we’re all good friends, we’re all in the same group, we’re all doing good things.
“But me and Penny have had such a good grass season. We were actually looking this morning on like the live rankings, I’m 141 and he’s 142, so we were having a little look at that and we were saying if we’re going to have a race to top 100 and stuff. We’ve both had a good grass season and I hope we can just carry on.”