Murray excited by Davis Cup clash with France
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Murray excited by Davis Cup clash with France

16 July 2015 / 10:45

Andy Murray admits that the pain of his Wimbledon exit still lives strong in the memory but says he is determined to learn from the experience ahead of this weekend’s Davis Cup quarter-final against France.

The 28-year-old came up against an imperious Roger Federer in the semi-finals at SW19 and crashed out in straight sets.

But with a tricky encounter against France at Queen’s Club there is no time to wallow for the British number one.

The team from across the Channel boasts an impressive lineup of Gilles Simon, Richard Gasquet, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut.

Murray will lead the line for Britain with James Ward also set to feature in the singles while Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot are likely to feature in the doubles.

And Murray says he is optimistic about the chances of the Brits after some solid performances of late that include a 3-2 victory over the USA in March.

"It (defeat to Federer) was a tough day and I'm still thinking about it," Murray told the BBC. "I'm also trying to learn from the match as well.

"You have to analyse it a little bit and look at the tournament as a whole, and Queen's - think about those things and see what I can do better in the future.

"Over the last couple of years we've had good performances. I think this is our level now as a team.

"This weekend is going to be a tough ask against four top grass-court players that are all really, really good players, so it will be a tough challenge for us, but we have an opportunity to win if we all play our best level."

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