ATP Tour

Rain halts play at Queen's

Lleyton Hewitt (AFP)
Lleyton Hewitt (AFP)
London - Play at Queen's Club was severely disrupted by rain on Tuesday, leaving Australia's Lleyton Hewitt facing a long wait for his second round clash with Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov.

Former world number one Hewitt, a four-time champion at the pre-Wimbledon warm-up event, was scheduled to face 10th seed Dimitrov in the third match on the main show-court in west London.

But a series of showers meant the first match on the court, sixth seed Sam Querrey's encounter with Aljaz Bendene, was yet to finish by 1500GMT.

Querrey, a surprise winner of Queen's in 2010, or Bendene will play Hewitt or Dimitrov in the last 16.

The Querrey-Bendene tie was into the final set when the latest downpour arrived, but there was still former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro's match against Xavier Malisse to be played before Hewitt could take the court.

In one of the few matches to beat the rain, Czech 12th seed Lukas Rosol, who famously shocked Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon last year, advanced to the second round with a 6-7 (7/9), 6-3, 6-2 win over Australian qualifier Samuel Groth.

loading... Live
West Bromwich Albion 3
Chelsea 2
loading... Live
Lions 7
Stormers 20
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
42% - 7821 votes
Cricket
11% - 1968 votes
Football
19% - 3579 votes
Athletics
3% - 464 votes
Boxing
1% - 172 votes
Cycling
2% - 441 votes
Golf
5% - 915 votes
Motorsport
8% - 1547 votes
Tennis
3% - 615 votes
Water sports
1% - 168 votes
American sports
1% - 217 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 571 votes
Vote