Murray hopes to garner the Wimbledon accolade again for a second time in his career.

“Maybe after the first day, I can change the plan”.

France have a talented lineup in world number 11 to 13-ranked players, Gilles Simon, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet, alongside doubles specialist Nicolas Mahut.

And he takes heart from returning to one of his favourites venues, the grass-courts of Queen’s Club where he has won the Wimbledon warm-up event four times.

The 28-year-old will feature in the singles alongside James Ward, while his brother Jamie will be partnered by Dom Inglot in the doubles.

“It (defeat to Federer) was a tough day and I’m still thinking about it”, Murray told the BBC.

“I never understand how as a supporter it’s okay to say a certain player is playing so badly, but if someone who supports another team says the same thing they will respond with, ‘what are you talking about?”

“Over the last couple of years we’ve played well”.

“You have to look at that match and see what happened, analyse it a bit and look at the tournament as a whole and Queen’s as well, and think about those things and see what I can do better in the future”. I think this is our level now as a team.

“They’re all really, really good players so it is going to be a tough challenge for us but one we have an opportunity to win if we play at our best level”.

Rather than being too downbeat about that loss, Jamie was focusing on the positives ahead of Great Britain’s Davis Cup quarter-final, which runs from Friday to Sunday.

The other quarter-final ties comprise 28-times champion Australia against Kazakhstan on grass in Darwin, Belgium versus a Canada, minus both injured Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil, in the port city of Ostend, and Argentina hosting a Serbian side that is missing world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Based on the pressure that Murray puts on himself, and so the intensity he hopes to bring to the court, you might bracket the Davis Cup with the majors, with the Scot promising to be “motivated and pumped” as he attempts to take Britain into the semi-finals for the first time since 1981.

“They have improved a lot”, said Tsonga, 30. “I’ve still thought about it most days”, he said, in a team press conference at the tie’s venue of Queen’s Club in west London.

And on those odd occasions when they do come in nursing a psychological wound, British team captain Leon Smith has an excellent bedside manner.