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Summary

  1. Andy Murray & Jamie Murray give Britain 2-1 lead over France
  2. Brothers beat Mahut & Tsonga 4-6 6-3 7-6 (7-5) 6-1
  3. Best-of-five quarter-final at Queen's Club resumes on Sunday
  4. GB bidding to reach semis for the first time since 1981

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Tomorrow

What a day in prospect tomorrow.

Andy Murray will open up the day's action against Gilles Simon, or perhaps Richard Gasquet.

With the best will in the world, I think everyone hopes that James Ward can bat around a dead rubber with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the day's second match.

We'll be here for it. Hope you will be too.

Andy Murray celebrates
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Owain McLacey: ‏Dunblane showing the tennis world how it's done! Well done to the Murrays

Rachel Crawford: ‏That win was a thing of beauty.

Alana Bardill: Sensational! Well done @jamie_murray & @andy_murray. What a double act

Video highlights

That was like Super Saturday 2012.

You need to watch it again straight away, partly because you enjoyed it so much, partly because you believed it so little the first time round.

Good news. No need to wait for the DVD. You can watch highlights at the top of this page, picking out a

pinball rally and the wild celebrations that
accompanied the end of the third set.

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Peter Fleming

Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner on BBC TV

"The nightmare of the Wimbledon men's doubles final last week is eradicated for Jamie Murray. He didn't play at his best there last week, but he has come out and performed today."

Jamie Murray
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James: What a great game by the Murray brothers! Bring on Sunday.

Janine Pingree: ‏Congratulations to the awesome Murray brothers! That was a fantastic match.

Meredith Lawrence: ‏Well done Murray Bros

Captain reaction

Captain Leon Smith: "How good was that? Everyone talked about this being a key rubber, and it certainly was. Of course there's a lot of tennis still to be played but we're in a great position. I'm immensely proud of the brothers, the chemistry between them was phenomenal. There's no egos in the team at all, everyone accepts the decisions.

"We all know each other so well, we spend a lot of time together throughout the whole year so we know how to speak to each other.

"It's a tough day tomorrow, no-one should assume it's going to be an easy game for Andy because it won't be."

Sue Barker

BBC tennis presenter

"If you look at who are winning the other Davis Cup quarter-finals, whoever wins this tie is the favourite to win this cup."

Player reaction

jamie Murray
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Jamie Murray: "The crowd were amazing, twice as loud as yesterday. They cheered us from start to finish. We're in a good position to win the tie now."

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Peter Fleming

Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner on BBC TV

"I saw something new from Andy Murray today as a doubles player. He took the lead from his brother and they spurred each other on. There was no stopping them in the end and Andy is stepping up into that league where he can just dominate a whole weekend at the Davis Cup now."

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Andrew Castle

BBC tennis commentator

"This has been an advert for all that is good about British tennis but we must remember that this tie is not over yet by any means."

Great Britain and France shake hands
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Player reaction

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Andy Murray
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Andy Murray: "We played an unbelievably high level-match against a top team in a great atmosphere. To represent your country with your brother and to win a match like this is unbelievable.

"We both served well after the first game in which I was broken. We didn't give them too many opportunities. We kept a lot of energy on the court and returned really well. That made a big difference.

"It was not so much my groin as my hip. Everyone's fallen a few times on the court. It's sore but there's only one more match then I can rest after that.

"I'll get patched-up and hopefully put on another good performance They have such a strong team, you have to be at the top of your game to win."

Congrats from Down Under

Coach Darren Cahill adds his congratulations.

The winners of this tie will play either Cahill's native Australia or Kazakhstan in the next round

Awesome performance from @jamie_murray @ @andy_murray today. Fastest hands in the west, Jamie! Well done boys. Stood tall for GBR.

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Peter Fleming

Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner on BBC TV

"Andy Murray took 20 minutes to settle in at the start, but from that point on both he and Jamie were absolutely spectacular. The Brits were far superior in points won at the net and in the end it came back to that third set tie-break. How large a presence was Andy Murray?"

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Tom: Can we all take a moment to appreciate that Andy plays at all, let alone for 3 days straight after Wimbledon. Serbia no Djokovic. Canada without their best 2. Swiss had no Wawrinka or Fed last round.

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Jamie Murray
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Jamie Murray and Andy Murray are interviewed courtside.

Andy hails their "really high-level tennis against a top team" and says that their returning was key to the win.

Jamie quips that he never imagined that they would represent GB together, saying "perhaps Andy, but not me!"

He adds that it hopefully puts GB "in a good position to win the tie" to wild cheers.

Full quotes to come.

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David Snelgrove: Never seen Andy Murray show so much emotion! Brilliant to see!! C'mon the Murrays

Andy Murray
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Paige Marie Roberts: And just when I thought my time jumping around the living room screaming about tennis was over....C'MON MURRAY BOYS!!

Helen Lagadu: Loving the Davis Cup tennis. Great atmosphere, cracking game to watch. It's stopping me doing my paperwork.

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Murray brothers
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Mahut and Tsonga are not hanging around to bask in the aftermath of this defeat.

They scurry off with racquet bags over their shoulders just as the MC wraps his vocal cords around the long vowels in "Muuurrrreeee".

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Mike Roebuck: ‏Scots carrying GB over the line. I feel like I'm watching curling!

Sam Jamaa: I remember how the Davis Cup was the springboard for Djokovic's supremacy. Getting ahead of myself here, but here's hoping!

Robin Armstrong: ‏Don't think I've ever seen Andy so fired up in my life. Team GB daring to dream of the semi finals of the Davis Cup?

Game, set and match

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Good news for a Brit

Take that! Jamie Murray wallops away the final smash to start the party.

He and Andy wrap each other in hearty embraces and face-wide grins.

The Murray brothers celebrate
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GB save two break points

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Massive from Jamie Murray as he answers every pinging Tsonga forehand with a volleyed reply as GB get back to 15-15.

But France work up 15-40 and two break points.

The first is save with a clattering first serve.

Andy Murray claims the second with a regulation volley after another great tee-off.

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Andrew Castle

BBC tennis commentator

"Jamie Murray with the slightly nerve-wracking honour of serving-out this match."

Andy Murray and Jamie Murray
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France hold

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France cling on. But only by their fingernails.

Andy Murray flicks a backhand just wide and brother Jamie Murray with serve for the match next.

France taken to deuce

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Andy Murray brings a tremendous rally to an end with a top-spinning cross-court pass that dips like a Roberto Carlos free-kick.

Deuce. Murrays both playing like men possessed and Britain two points away from the doubles rubber.

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Ian Rhodes: ‏Andy Murray has got better and better as this match had gone on

Jane Stewart: ‏Engrossing tennis, massive swing. But please, for the love of all things good, let's eradicate the phrase "virtual match points

Leigh: Great to see the Murray brothers so fired up! They have this rubber in the bag!

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Peter Fleming

Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner on BBC TV

"The Murrays were off the pace in the first game of the first set, but since then they have been awesome. Their personality has shone through."

Andy and Jamie Murray
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Andy Murray is GB's chief cheerleader as well as singles top-dog and doubles compadre. I think he would carry the water and drive the bus as well if asked.

He loves it when tennis throws off the smart-casual formalities and gets raw and raucous. That is how it is right now.

He holds to 15 and Tsonga is serving to stay in the rubber.

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Lucy Brown: ‏Amazing atmosphere at the Davis cup makes me want to be there

Jordan Holt: ‏#murraymania Leon Smith really sending his team places this year!

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Peter Fleming

Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner on BBC TV

"The French are reeling right now. They need to do something quickly, or they are out of here because Andy Murray has become more and more comfortable as this match has gone on."

Andy Murray volleys at the net
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Britain break

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Good news for a Brit

"Let's go, let's go!" implores Kim Sears as brother-in-law Jamie hammers a smash off stage left for 0-30.

Hubby Andy lunges in to pat away a volley for 0-40 and three break points.

Team Murray don't play another shot. Nicolas Mahut serves a double-fault that is doing nothing for negative national stereotypes

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Peter Fleming

Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner on BBC TV

"You can get a little tight and a little conservative in this situation when you are ahead, but it's important to try and relax and press home the advantage. Both teams are dealing well with this surface because it's like they are playing on ice at times."

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One hold down. Three to go.

Jamie Murray booms down an ace to seal it and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga did not get anywhere near it with a half-hearted waft.

Tsonga took a tumble earlier it the game and looks thoroughly winded mentally as well as physically.

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Jamie: Don't want to jinx it, but #teammuzz look unstoppable at the moment

Ruth Corrigan: ‏Allez Les Scotties!

Donna Richardson: What an awesome set loving the #DavisCup talk about passion!! Great atmosphere come on GB

Andy Murray
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Andrew Castle

BBC tennis commentator

"The format of this Davis Cup tournament may not suit some of the players, or their agents, or for that matter their earning potential. But they love it because of atmospheres like this. It has to be said France are teetering on the brink at the moment."

Britain break

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Good news for a Brit

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga tumbles, but can't get his racquet on the ball and keep it in play.

Andy Murray frothing with excitement, his French opponent downcast and the end possibly in sight.

Four more service holds and Britain are 2-1 up in the tie...

France save break point, but taken to deuce

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A bit of controversy as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's second serve is punished by Jamie Murray on the opening point.

France captain Arnaud Clement claims that Tsonga's failed attempt to scrape back a volley was affected by a rogue call of "out" from the crowd.

I doubt he was. Tsonga was a good 20m away and focused on the ball.

French rattled and they offer up a break point as Mahut blasts a regulation smash wide for 30-40.

Saved! But still deuce to work their way through...

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Queen's Club
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Jamie Murray with a delicious touch volley, feinting to hammer the ball and instead feathering it out of the reach of either Tsonga or Mahut.

Cheeky.

A solid hold to keep the mojo with the boys in darker blue.

GB win third set

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Tim Henman

Former British number one on Radio 5 live

"It shows how much it means to Andy Murray to be on the court with his brother with a full house playing for his country.

"When you see this atmosphere it's great. It can only help the game."

Andy and Jamie Murray
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GB win set

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Peter Fleming

Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner on BBC TV

"Jamie Murray does not have a classical style by any means, but boy does he make it work as Britain take the crucial third set. Some picture-perfect returns in that tie-breaker. This is fun!"

GB win third set

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Andrew Castle

BBC tennis commentator

"What a wonderful set of tennis. It's uphill for the French from here. This has been a fantastic comeback by these brothers."

Andy and Jamie Murray celebrate
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