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Summary

  1. Andy Murray (GB) beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) 7-5 7-6 6-1
  2. GB 1-1 France in best-of-five Davis Cup quarter-final
  3. Gilles Simon (Fra) beat James Ward (GB) 6-4 6-4 6-1
  4. Live: BBC Red Button & online

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By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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That is your lot today.

What awaits us tomorrow?

Well, that is the question that will be mulled over at the west London team hotel shortly.

Will Great Britain go with Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray in the potentially pivotal doubles rubber? Or add a bit of Andy Murray into the mix?

Play starts at 13:00 BST with live coverage right here as well as on BBC Two.

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Murray and Tsonga
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Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent at Queen's Club

"James Ward was not able to summon the spirit of Glasgow and San Diego on this occasion, but Andy Murray played superbly, and was able to raise his game to an even higher level when the first and second sets were on the line.

"Returning a number of 135mph Tsonga serves was one of the keys to victory, and the relative brevity of the match will increase Murray's chances of returning to contest the doubles on Saturday."

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Alex Hunter: Dom Inglot is a doubles specialist and complements Jamie Murray's game. Save Andy's energy for singles to keep fresh.

Allie: We must be the only team that picks 2 doubles players full well knowing one isn't going to play. I'd pick Inglot and Andy.

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Leon Smith adds: "To win the second rubber you feel like the momentum is with you and we feel that as we go back to the hotel."

And on that tricky doubles selection: "We have got to get back and check how everyone is and have a discussion about that."

This is your captain speaking

GB captain Leon Smith tells BBC Sport: "What Andy just did was exceptional. There was a lot of pressure on him. At 0-1 down you have to get that rubber on the board and he a great job with that yet again with an inspirational performance. He's a great champion.

"I thought that second set tie-breaker shows why he's the player he is. I thought he was immense."

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British number one Heather Watson keeps her Union Jack attire a little more subtle than her companions - going for the patriotic party trumpet.

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Murray on doubles dilemma

While Andy Murray seems keen to play in Saturday's doubles, he also needs to be in top form for Sunday's deciding singles.

"I always want to play but I've had a long few months," he said. "It's about doing what is best for us to win the tie and also about being fresh for Sunday. Hopefully I can play."

Murray hails 'special' atmosphere

Andy Murray
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Victorious Andy Murray, to cheers at Queen's Club, on BBC TV: "It was a great atmosphere.

"A lot of people were asking me if Queen's Club would create a Davis Cup atmosphere and I think they proved everyone wrong.

"They were absolutely fantastic. It's a pleasure to play before crowds like that and we are going to need their support like that if we are going to get the win."

Murray wants to play doubles

Andy Murray delivers an impromptu pep rally in his on-court interview after the match, telling the fans that they produced a true Davis Cup atmosphere despite the doubters.

Regarding the possibility of his playing in the doubles, Murray says that he will do what is best for Great Britain, realising that he needs to keep fresh for the singles, but that he wants to play.

Full quotes to come.

Murray beats Tsonga

Murray 7-5 7-6 (12-10) 6-2 Tsonga

Away go the sweatbands into the cheap seats as Andy Murray celebrates with his fans.

We are guaranteed to go all the way to Sunday in this tie.

Andy Murray salutes the crowd after victory
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Murray taken to deuce

*Murray 7-5 7-6 (12-10) 5-2 Tsonga

Andy Murray looks set to finish with a flourish.

He hits an extraordinary winner, scampering wide to somehow get to Tsonga's smash for 30-0.

Three match points.

Tsonga saves a couple - the second with a superb deep return - and then Murray cuffs long to take us to deuce.

Keep the celebrations on ice for a moment.

*Murray 7-5 7-6 (12-10) 5-2 Tsonga

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lives to fight another game at least.

The Queen's Club, sensing that his chances are getting few, lobs a classic slab of 90s power pop - Ant and Dec's "Let's get ready to rumble" - on the turntable.

Murray to serve for the match next.

Andy Murray
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Martin Tucker: Great balls of fire.

Aidan Williams: 'Why does it always rain on me' - Travis

Colin: After going 1-0 down it has to be 'The Show Must Go On'. And it's by Queen.

Murray 7-5 7-6 (12-10) 5-1 Tsonga*

There is not a lot of resistance coming from Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's side of the net now.

Captain Arnaud Clement tries to urge his man into more efforts, but even he - in his role as head cheerleader - does not look like his heart is in it.

Murray holds to love. One game away.

Andrew Castle

BBC tennis commentator

"That will do it no doubt. Two breaks of serve. Murray is on his way now."

"And does three sets mean it's more likely he will play doubles?"

Murray breaks

*Murray 7-5 7-6 (12-10) 4-1 Tsonga

A double break for Andy Murray as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's game gets ragged and he slips and slides to 0-40.

Murray needs to hold any two of his next three service games for victory.

Murray 7-5 7-6 (12-10) 3-1 Tsonga*

It was not pretty, but Andy Murray get the job done, inching towards the third set and parity on the overall scoreboard.

Murray saves break point

*Murray 7-5 7-6 (12-10) 2-1 Tsonga

Andy Murray plucks an ace out of the quiver at 0-30 down and then gets fortunate as Tsonga duffs into the net under little pressure.

But a forehand slap from Tsonga brings up a break point at 30-40.

Wasted!

Jo Wilfried Tsonga
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The Frenchman pats a second serve return into the net.

Music to your ears

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With the tunes blasting out at Queens, BBC commentator Andrew Castle asked what would be your walk-on music en route to centre court.

And you said.......

dvnam: My walk on song? Bounce by Calvin Harris

Chris Burns: Hit me with your best shot - Pat Benatar

Ryan Brownlie: Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne

*Murray 7-5 7-6 (12-10) 2-1 Tsonga

Like your mother fussing over whether you are going to be warm enough as you head out of the house, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga can always rely on one thing: that thumper of a serve.

Andy Murray is loitering with intent at 40-30, but he waves a vicious serve into the backboards as Tsonga dodges a probably fatal double break.

Murray 7-5 7-6 (12-10) 2-0 Tsonga*

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Andy Murray completes his getaway. Chance gone for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

There won't be many.

Murray saves break point

*Murray 7-5 7-6 (12-10) 1-0 Tsonga

Andy Murray throws in a double-fault just when he could have down without it.

Thirty-forty and break point Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Murray saves it with a whippy forehand into the open court.

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Jack Bradshaw: Tsonga has won from two sets down twice - vs Federer at Wimbledon and vs Petzschner at the Australian Open (both in 2011).

Andrew Castle

BBC tennis commentator

"It's a tough five or 10 minutes coming up for Tsonga. Murray has his prey just where he wants him. Murray is all over him like a rash."

Jo_Wilfried Tsonga sitting down at Queens
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Murray breaks

*Murray 7-5 6-6 (12-10) 1-0 Tsonga

Andy Murray sniffs blood in the water and is in for the kill.

He climbs all over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's serve - lacking some of the usual mph after his injury timeout - and then lures him into the net to set up three break points.

Tsonga flails a forehand into the net on the second. This is beginning to feel as set in its course as the third set of the Simon v Ward match that preceded it.

Murray 7-5 7-6 (12-10) 0-0 Tsonga*

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BBC Sport at Queen's Club

"We. Are. Family!" blasts around the Queen's Club, meanwhile Tsonga receives treatment and Murray has a lengthy stretch before prowling the baseline and awaiting the return of his opponent.

There were a few grey clouds around earlier but they have skitted over, and the weather looks unlikely to help French tennis or English cricket this afternoon.

Murray 7-5 7-6 (12-10) 0-0 Tsonga*

Both players are on the floor, but Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is the only one getting treatment.

While the Frenchman his his shoulder massaged back into shape, Murray is stretching out his elastic hamstrings.

Finally set three's component parts are ready to go.

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Lucy Beavis: Lol. Queens should be like this ALL the time!!! Great atmosphere.

Steve Jones: It's not a tuba, it's a sousaphone at Queens! I still have no idea how he got it in though.

Sue Barker

BBC tennis presenter

"This is a must-win match for Murray to keep GB's hopes alive so the music blares out at Queens Club. This really is a special atmosphere. They have never seen anything like this here before.

"Murray is in the driving seat and the crowd is loving it - well the British part of it."

Murray goes two up

Murray 7-5 7-6 (12-10) Tsonga*

It was something of an epic but Murray comes through the tie-break to go two sets ahead.

The whole GB v France tie looking much more finely balanced now, though the Scot still needs another set to level things up.

Andy Murray celebrates
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Tie-break

Murray 7-5 6-6 (11-10) Tsonga*

Twice Andy Murray scrapes the point on serve. Tsonga's returns snagged by the wire on the first, before he creeps just long as he goes down the line.

*Murray 7-5 6-6 (9-10) Tsonga

Booming serve and Allez Les Bleus from the blue-clad fans.

Murray 7-5 6-6 (9-9) Tsonga*

Tsonga saves! This is a humming and a dinging.

Andy Murray looks up
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Tie-break

Murray 7-5 6-6 (9-8) Tsonga*

And Andy Murray keeps up the pressure. Another set point.

Tie-break

Murray 7-5 6-6 (7-7) Tsonga*

Murray with some serve-volley magic.

GB fans
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Tie-break

*Murray 7-5 6-6 (6-7) Tsonga

A zinger down the middle - 136 mph - and it is set point Tsonga.

Tie-break

Murray 7-5 6-6 (6-6) Tsonga*

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga clouts a serve out wide - 131 mph - to save it.

Tie-break

Murray 7-5 6-6 (6-5) Tsonga*

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga into the net and now it is Andy Murray who has set point.

Tie-break

*Murray 7-5 6-6 (6-6) Tsonga

Saved by Murray! On we go on serve...

Andy Murray
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Tie-break

*Murray 7-5 6-6 (5-6) Tsonga

Another canny tee-off - off second serve and into Andy Murray's ribs - gives Tsonga set point,