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Andy Murray hopes to capitalise on "feelgood factor" surrounding British tennis

Andy Murray insists that, while things are "not perfect", there is plenty of encouragement for Britain's 15 Wimbledon contenders on the eve of the competition.

Andy Murray has backed Britain's hopefuls to capitalise on the current "feelgood factor" and make an impact at Wimbledon.

A total of 15 Brits will start the singles tournaments when the Grand Slam event gets underway on Monday, with Johanna Konta leading the charge for the females.

Heather Watson and Naomi Broady have also qualified, while Laura Robson was handed a wildcard entry following her recovery from injury.

Murray is the main draw in terms of the men's side of things, meanwhile, being joined by Kyle Edmund, Dan Evans, Aljaz Bedene, Alex Ward, James Ward, Brydan Klein, Liam Broady and Marcus Willis.

The world number two is predicting good things for the home hopefuls, telling BBC Sport: "With 15 British players involved in the singles competitions at Wimbledon this year, and the recent success in doubles for my brother Jamie and Dom [Inglot], it does feel like there's a bit of a feelgood factor around British tennis at the moment.

"Don't get me wrong, it's not perfect, but this tournament is a big chance for some of them to make their mark and you just hope they do themselves justice, because it's tough working your way up through the rankings.

"I played a lot of Futures tournaments, below the main tour, when I was 15, 16, 17 years old, and then you come to somewhere like Wimbledon, in front of a huge crowd with a great atmosphere, and the next week you go back to playing the Futures where there can be 10 or 15 people watching.

"It's a totally different feeling, a different atmosphere, and I think you need to take motivation from matches like these when you're back in the smaller events and say 'that's where I want to be'."

Murray will face fellow Brit Broady in the opening round of the competition, while Ward is up against defending champion Novak Djokovic at SW19.

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Britain's James Ward celebrates beating Czech Republic's Jiri Vesely during their men's singles second round match on day four of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 2, 2015
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