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Bad light stops Andy Murray's clash with Mardy Fish

Aegon Championships
Venue: Queen's Club Date: 7-13 June
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Andy Murray

Angry Murray rants at umpire

An angry Andy Murray must resume his third-round clash with America's Mardy Fish on Friday as play at Queen's was suspended due to bad light on Thursday.

Murray came back from a set down and was then trailing 3-0 in the third before breaking back to level at 3-3 with the momentum swinging his way.

The defending champion had wanted to continue playing but Fish complained of bad light and play was suspended.

Murray had lost the first set 6-4 before winning the second 6-1.

Fish took the opening set after breaking an out of sorts Murray in his first service game before the British number one found his form to break his opponent from the United States early in the second.

Murray then broke Fish again in the fourth game of the set, eventually winning 6-1.


At 3-0 in the third and final set the American looked as if he would be heading into the quarter-finals but a missed forehand smash saw him fail to go 4-0 up and Murray took his opportunity to get back into the game.

The winner will play Michael Llodra in the quarters after the French 12th seed beat Croatia's Marin Cilic 7-6 (7-2) 6-2.

The score was locked at 4-6 6-1 3-3 when Fish appealed to umpire Cedric Mourier to stop the match because of the gloomy conditions at Queen's.

Mourier agreed and Fish gathered his equipment and walked off without a word, leaving a bemused Murray standing on the baseline ready to continue.

When the Scottish third seed realised what had happened, he approached Mourier to complain about the decision before also confronting supervisor Tom Barnes.

"Mardy says he doesn't want to play so we stop playing. The referee didn't consult anyone," Murray said on Centre Court.

"That came out of nowhere. The weather was absolutely fine. It's ridiculous.

"The only reason he wanted to stop was because it was 3-3."

Murray's clash with Fish is due to resume at 1230 BST on centre court.

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