After the first day of action, on the grass of Queen’s Club, Great Britain and France a in a deadlock, with both favourites winning their respective rubber.
There has been no miracle for James Ward, on Friday, as he meekly lost 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 against Gilles Simon. The world number 11 never gave Ward a chance to enter in the match, showing why he is the best-ranked player of his country and ratifying his current good form.
The second match was, at least for two sets, much more contested. Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga did their best not to make each other any presents, and while one was trying to level the tie, the other intended to give the visitors a 2-0 lead.
In the end, the world number three prevailed 7-5, 7-6(10), 6-2, but not without some fabulous shot-making from both men, including this beauty from the Scot:
The action continues on Saturday with the doubles, which brings two questions:
- Is Richard Gasquet (foot injury) feeling good enough to play alongside Nicolas Mahut?
- Will Andy Murray team up with brother Jamie?
Questions to which we will not have an answer until Saturday morning.