Andy Murray Wimbledon 2015
Andy Murray has to be on top of his game against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.Reuters

After defeating the US in the last round, the UK have another tough task on hand as they are pitted against France in the Davis Cup World Group quarter-final clash that starts on Friday at the Queen's Club in London.

Two mouth-watering clashes are set to be played on Friday, with James Ward vs Gilles Simon starting off the last eight clash, followed by Andy Murray vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Great Britain have not reached the semi-finals of the competition since 1981, and they would have to play some brilliant tennis if they aspire to reach the last four of the competition, as France have some big players in their team to halt their progress.

Richard Gasquet & Nicolas Mahut will be representing France in the doubles competition against Dominic Inglot & Jamie Murray on Saturday.

Despite the tough competition, Andy Murray feels if Great Britain players play to their full potential, they can defeat France and progress ahead.

"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," the BBC quoted Andy Murray as saying.

But the focus remains on the two singles matches on Friday. Britain have high hopes from Andy Murray from his singles clash. Murray faces Tsonga in Friday's second game and despite having a great head-to-head record (10-2) against the Frenchman, Murray is aware about the pressure he has on his shoulders. 

Tsonga too believes it is going to be difficult against Murray, who loves playing on grass.

"It's going to be difficult because he's one of the best players on grass, but I feel good, I'm in good shape," said Tsonga. "The most important thing for me is to know it's possible to beat Andy."

Prior to Murray's game, Britain's James Ward will face world No. 11 Gilles Simon in the first singles match of the world group clash.

The clash will be interesting, as both the players know each other's style like the back of their hands, given they have been practising together for the last two years. So, it is also about mind games when these players meet at the Queen's Club.

"I practised a lot with James over the last two years because our coaches are really close, so I may be the one who knows him the best on our team," said Simon.

"I know what to expect and it's going to be hard. I feel I'm ready for the match."

Where to Watch Live

The Davis Cup World Group Quarter Final between France and Great Britain is scheduled for 12.30 local time (5pm IST, 7:30am) start. Viewers in India can watch the Davis Cup Live on Neo Sports.

Viewers in the UK can watch it live on BBC Red Button with live streaming on BBCi Player and tennis fans in the USA have the luxury of watching the Davis Cup tie on Tennis channel.

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