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Andy Murray comeback stopped by rain

Andy Murray was making his comeback from a lower back injury yesterday in the Aegon Championships second round, but he unfortunately could not complete the match against Nicolas Mahut as the weather was too bad to play in. This match up was bad news for Murray beforehand as Mahut managed to defeat the Scot in the same stage of the same competition last year. In 2012, Mahut won a memorable 3 set thriller against the Scot which was a poor start to what ended up being a great grass court season for the British number one.

Andy Murray was making a slow comeback to tennis via this tournament as he kept his play safe for the first 6 games and it stayed level at 3-3. Eventually, the Scot broke Mahut by hitting back the Frenchman’s drop shot and he managed to finish off the set with a nice running lob. This is when the rain, which was predicted, showed up to halt play for an hour.

The two players made their way back out on the court and had time to play another 4 games before the rain returned and forced them both the court yet again. The score is currently 6-3 2-2 (15-0) and they are planned to continue play today, meaning Andy Murray will effectively play two matches in one day. If he wins he has to play his third round match too.

Andy Murray prepares for Wimbledon at Queen’s

Andy Murray is hoping to get some wins under his belt in the Aegon Championships at Queen’s following his lengthy break due to injury, so he can warm up for Wimbledon. The last time he played a competitive match was back in May when he was forced to retire in the second round at the Italian Open. He was in so much discomfort that he backed out of the French Open, the first time he missed a Grand Slam for six years. The winner of this delayed match will play Marinko Matosevic in the third round.

Elsewhere in the Aegon Championships at Queen’s, fellow British player, Dan Evans, is on form defeating Guido Pella in the first round then triumphing over Jarkko Nieminen in the second round to shock even more fans. Evans is ranked 240 places below Nieminen showing just how good his current form is.

Author Daniel Foster.
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