First day of play at Queen's washed out by rain

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First day of the AEGON Championships at the Queen’s Club had to be abandoned due to consistent rain and all the matches will hope to start on Tuesday.

This West London tournament marks the start of the grass court season and is a warm-up for the third Grand Slam of the year, Wimbledon.

Brit Murray, who beat the Frenchman Tsonga in last year’s final, seems to be fit to play despite speculations about the state of his back that caused him some problems at the French Open.

Murray will face the winner of tomorrow’s clash between Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Nicolas Mahut on Wednesday.

Another British hope James Ward will try to repeat his remarkable performance from last year, when he reached the semifinals.

The eagerly awaited match of today will be between the four time champion Australian Hewitt and the big serving Croat Karlovic. Hewitt, who underwent foot surgery last month, said:

“It’s going to be a tough one. He is a real quality player especially on this surface.”

The crowd and the organizers will be hoping for a slightly drier Tuesday so some of the matches can get underway.


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