Andy Murray v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Andy Murray beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the round of 16 at the US Open in 2014 Getty

Andy Murray will meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second singles rubber on day one of the Davis Cup World Group quarter-final clash between old rivals Great Britain and France at Queen's Club on 17 July.

Where to watch

Murray v Tsonga will be broadcast live on the BBC via the red button on cable and satellite, with fans also able to watch the match online using the BBC Sport website.


Just a week after seeing his hopes of a second Wimbledon title and a third grand slam overall destroyed with a semi-final defeat to the sublime Roger Federer, Murray is back in action once again as the hopes of a first British Davis Cup semi-final berth since 1981 rest squarely on his shoulders.

The world number three, who has enjoyed a terrific season to date with a string of excellent displays on clay in Munich and Madrid before losing to Novak Djokovic in the last four at Roland Garros, did not play badly, rather he was simply blown away by a vintage performance by the seven-time champion, whose first-serve percentage was close to 80% throughout.

Tsonga reached the semi-finals of this year's French Open, beating Tomas Berdych and Kei Nishikori before being ousted by eventual winner Stan Wawrinka in four sets.

The 30 year old, yet to win a major and currently ranked by the ATP at 12, has generally fared well on grass in his career, but he will have been massively disappointed to have lost to big-serving Ivo Karlovic following a controversial round of 32 match in which an alleged double-hit cost him the chance to contest a deciding fifth set.

Murray holds a 10-2 advantage in this particular rivalry, most recently beating Tsonga in straight sets during the round of 16 at the 2014 US Open. He also beat the Frenchman in the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2012 and in the quarters two years earlier.

Tsonga's only tour wins over Murray to date came at the Australian Open in 2008 and on the hard courts at the Canada Masters last August.

Betting odds (source: Sky Bet)

Great Britain - Evens

France - 4/5

Murray has only ever lost two singles matches out of 23 in the Davis Cup, so Tsonga will have to be at his best to secure victory. Despite the former being the favourite in this particular rubber, however, France's strength in depth and status as last year's beaten finalists means they begin the overall tie as favourites.

Head-to-head record

Murray 10-2 Tsonga

Last match

US Open 2014 (hard court) - Murray bt Tsonga 7-5, 7-5, 6-4

Previous meetings at the Davis Cup