Murray to play twice today after rain hits Queen’s

BRITISH No1 Andy Murray faces the prospect of having to complete two matches today, after his comeback from injury was disrupted by wet weather at Queen’s Club yesterday.

The 26-year-old kicked off his grass court season, following a short layoff with a back injury, against France’s Nicolas Mahut in the Aegon Championships second round.

And, after winning the first set 6-3, was tied at 2-2 in the second before play was abandoned at 6:30pm, following three weather-induced breaks in play.

Murray and Mahut are scheduled to appear second on centre court today with the winner to play Marinko Matosevic in round three in the day’s fifth scheduled match on the show court.

Meanwhile, British No5 Dan Evans dodged the rain to continue his dream week with a three-set win over No13 seed Jarkko Nieminen.

Evans followed his shock first round win over Guido Pella with a 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 victory over the Finn and meets former US Open champion and Juan Martin del Potro following Murray’s match.

“I’m happy with the way I’m playing,” said Evans. “I will just go out there and do what I have to do.”

Elsewhere, former champion Lleyton Hewitt beat 10th seed Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets to set up a third round meeting with Sam Querrey, seeded sixth, on court two later today.