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They’re back!

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London | Del Potro successfully tests his knee

Following the Tuesday washout, the Fever Tree Championships at Queen’s Club was hit again by the rain but not before a few matches were completed.

My knees are OK at the moment; I'm doing good Juan Martin del Potro

The third seeded Juan Martin del Potro got the Centre Court schedule under way with a clinical performance to defeat the young Canadian Denis Shapovalov 7-5 6-4.

The big 30-year-old Argentine whose season was interrupted by a knee injury, looked comfortable on court, holding his serve throughout the 76-minute first round encounter.

“I’m feeling good, I’m excited about playing on grass,” DelPo said prior to his win. “My knees are OK at the moment; I’m doing good preparation and now it is time to play a competitive match and see how it goes. I’m adapting to grass well, I know this surface can help me a little bit with my movement and I will do my best to make a winning start.”

The following match featured the British No.3 Dan Evans taking on the three-time grand slam champion Stan Wawrinka. The Birmingham player was in confident mood having collected consecutive Challenger titles at Surbiton and Nottingham, but whether the exertion of winning them proved too much against the world No.19, as he couldn’t find an answer to the Swiss’s powerful game.

He had a bad fall in the early stages on the slippery surface, which also brought Wawrinka down a couple of times. The match was suspended for three hours with Evans trailing 3-5 in the opening set and on their return, Wawrinka continued where he left off to complete 6-3 6-4 win.

Meanwhile British number one Kyle Edmund trails the top seeded Stefaanos Tstsipas 6-3 3-3 in their first round match but will have to resume on Thursday when play was suspended for a second time.

In other matches Milos Raonic, seeded 6, beat Marco Cecchinato of Italy 6-3 6-2; Feliciano Lopez, Andy Murray’s doubles partner, eased past Marton Fucsovics 6-7(4) 6-3 6-4 and qualifier Aljaz Bedene took out the young Aussie prospect Alex de Minaur 3-6 6-4 6-4




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