Andy Murray seeks Davis Cup lift after brother Jamie Murray beaten in Wimbledon final

Murray watches his brother Jamie and doubles partner John Peers suffer defeat to Jean-Julien Rojer and Romania's Horia Tecau

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Andy Murray suffered the pain of defeat for the second day in succession as he watched his brother Jamie lose in the doubles final here, but the world No 3 believes that Britain’s Davis Cup tie against France at Queen’s Club next weekend will help to lift his spirits.

Murray, who lost to Roger Federer in straight sets in the singles semi-finals on Friday, said: “By next weekend I will be motivated and pumped. It’s more the next few days, but I know I need to prepare properly for that tie if I want to play well there. But, obviously and understandably, the next few days might be quite tough.”

Being in a team environment should help. “That’s the nicest thing about the Davis Cup – being in a team and around the guys,” Murray said. “All of us get on very well together and we’ve had some unbelievable weeks together, so hopefully this will be another one.”

 

Murray also drew comfort from his performance against Federer. Although he lost in straight sets, the Scot played well, only to face a stunning performance by the seven-times Wimbledon champion.

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Peers and Murray suffered defeat in the men's doubles finals

“I prefer to lose having played well than having played badly, because then I don’t feel that I’ve let myself down,” Murray said. “Sometimes when I come off the court and I haven’t played well, I feel terrible afterwards. You feel you’ve let yourself down, your team down and everyone who supports you.

“But I tried my best and I played well. Unfortunately Roger played unbelievably well and there wasn’t much I could do.”

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