Updated: 02/07/2012 20:35 | By pa.press.net

Murray made to wait

Andy Murray's clash with Marin Cilic has been forced to a second day due to rain

Andy Murray's clash with Marin Cilic has been forced to a second day due to rain

Andy Murray's fourth-round Wimbledon tussle with Marin Cilic will go into a second day after rain brought an early end to matches on all courts except Centre Court.

British number one Murray, surprisingly scheduled on Court One, was left waiting for almost three hours before learning there would be no resumption of his match against Croatian Cilic on Monday night.

Murray led 7-5 3-1 and by 40-love on serve in the fifth game of the second set, having recovered from a slow start to the contest. He was seen leaving the grounds immediately after the announcement there would be no further play.

There had been speculation Murray and Cilic would move to continue under the closed roof on Centre, however Novak Djokovic's win against Victor Troicki proved to be the last action of the day.

The forecast late-afternoon rain arrived at Wimbledon shortly before 5pm.

There had been morning fears that no play would be possible at all apart from on Centre Court, with poor weather predicted for most of the day, one of the busiest of the Championships on which all the fourth-round singles matches were scheduled to be played.

02/07/2012 20:48

Lets hope Murray doesnt play tennis as badly as you spell

02/07/2012 23:15

I always supported Tim Henman throughout his career,and thought tennis in this country (UK)

trancended the home countries.

I have seen so many immature and inane anti Andy Murray comments on the internet I despair!

I have tried reasoning with the Little Englanders but have now decided its all in vain.

Come on Andy! You may not win but Scotland is proud of having  a player that at least gives us a run for our money.

PS i will continue to support ALL British players.

Thank you & good night.

03/07/2012 00:04
So British is English now -do you even read what you write whoopie cushion.Shall we all bow down to your wisdom? Provide evidence that Andy said he hates the English. Wonder if his English girl friend knows this and by the way he hasn't lived in Scotland since he was a teenager but lives in London and America when he is on tour. Hope you don't mind but there was a full crowd supporting him each day that he plays mostly are they all Scots? Poor old Federer had a bad back today and had to take pills, think he was faking it to get off the wet court? The shorts were a fault by Adidas who said today that they had changed the style today and apologised. Oh and Federers opponent had the trainer on too - are all these athletes faking their injuries. You just believe all that you read in the papers and we all know what liars they are. Still hoping that you can look at yourself in the mirror and see what a  pathetic English man you are. No wonder you destroy your own cities and commit crimes against innocent people. Just stay out of the rest of the UK we can do without your ilk. 
03/07/2012 01:45
WHY do posters on here need to resort to childish retorts? Andy Murray is who he is. He is No 1 in Britain and No 4 in the World. He may not be the best conversationalist, but he is a good tennis player.
02/07/2012 20:53
I just want to sit him down and feed him a good meal like everyday so gets bigger & stronger.. hehe Rooting for you lad:D!
03/07/2012 00:53
hi all.scotland is u.k.lol.we should all support scots and english athletes in all sports.not biased but murray should have ended the match on centre court due rain on court1.henmania would have been on centre court.in this era henman would be lucky to be top 100 atp tour lol.lets hope andy murray can win this elusive grand slam title.how sweet for him to capture wimbledon glory.and,england at euro.too much hype.simply not good enough yet,but i hope they get better soon.thanx Tom....!
02/07/2012 23:32
Murry should have continue on centre court. Other wise he will have to play to many days. Not  good coming up to a final
02/07/2012 22:52
02/07/2012 23:34

HOW MANY MORE TIMES does this need to be posted

Andy DOES NOT hate, and NEVER HAS hated the english.

If you want the truth about what Andy Murray said about England go to YOU TUBE and watch the clip as detailed below. Straight from the mouth of his close friend Tim Henman, who was there when the original comments were made.....This myth should be put to bed once and for all

"Andy Murray anti-English myth debunked by Tim Henman"

Mind you I am sure that the bigoted "little englanders" and Murray haters STILL won't believe it.

03/07/2012 03:54
Murray is Scottish.Pure and simple!!
02/07/2012 22:29
If only he had not made it quite publicly clear that he Hated the English he would have the whole Country behind him....
02/07/2012 22:35
Come On Football Team GB !!

Or does Murray have a problem with them also ?
02/07/2012 23:48

All you footie fans have nothing to brag about now so they attack the Scots and pretend they know something about tennis. Pathetic cries against a joke with Henman Years ago which they like to bring up again and again. You just need to grow up. Pity you don't concentrate on your heroes failings. Fornicating and cheating, falling over to get penalties etc etc. The game has become a joke in England.

I can do the same knowing nothing about football and predict that England will never win a world cup again as they are more interested in making big money and in-fighting with each other. That would be silly as they may well do despite my prediction. Just get off the site and worry about your own sport. 

03/07/2012 00:26
Steven you are another weido. Tennis is not a team game and players do not attack each other in the mud trying to maim each other. You obviously do not understand the traditions of tennis because you have never been interested in it so why bother to comment. Rugby and football are contact sports, players do not play for 4 hours or more as they haven't the physical stamina. They do not have have 5 other matches on the same pitch for two weeks and they wear studs. Tennis players do not come off when they are not playing well and have a substitute. they do not have a break after 45 mins. We tennis fans are too intelligent to take any  of your childish remarks seriously as you only comment on Wimbledon because the football is over thank God and need to scream abuse at Andy as if he cares.
02/07/2012 22:47

Am I right in thinking people like Dean Leadbetter & Michael Shadbolt are incredibly fragile regards their national identity?

Come on lads grow up. Dont you have anything worthwhile in your lives?

He may be Scottish but its the only thing you little Englanders have got to cling on to now,except all the great Afro carribean runners in team GB! LOL!


02/07/2012 23:29
the main and only reason there is not a team scotland for most sports is we dont have enough quality to form a decent team ....we manage it in snooker and athletics but thats about it .....in most sports scottish players take part in there is at least one and only one top quality player and after that we start going to anyone else down the line ...think of hoy or hendry and higgins or even jackie stewart ...we need a more rigorous regime of training sports men and women rather than letting people get into the bad side of life ...but thats too sensible my bad ....just have only a few and then moan as usual when someone like murray who to be fair is pretty consistent but is just not good enough all the time gets beat by the better player ....i blame the system ....other nations seem to have a better method for bringing athletes to our attention ..
02/07/2012 22:10

poor light and rain is problem for these guys .

But hope the match CAN be played  SOON  GOOD ---LUCK ANDY --

We are rooting for you and know you can do this -get the are in to gear lad !!

03/07/2012 22:39

@ ber gammon , you need to see someone or get professional help, maybe it's that you live a very lonely life and think anyone should't have an opinion, a typical scot at the least!

 You want independence and the sooner the better, i wish they could fukc you all off back over the border and that your so called backward country pays for itself  and doesnt scrounge more millions from the english taxpayer!

Maybe it's you failure to qualify for any competetion, oh you did once in the world cup and the team got sent home in disgrace when most failed the drugs tests run by fifa................. you are so full of BS it's unreal. now go and crawl under the rock you whence came!

  Murray is scottish , he isn't good enough to be called british and he's a loser as you will see in the semi finals. and you just proved you know f all about  ANYTHING OUTSIDE THE GIRLS GAME OF TENNIS, IT DOESNT COMPARE TO THE FITNESS OF A FOOTBALLER............TRY GETTING A MAN DEAR, IT MAY JUST PUT A SMILE ON THAT MISERABLE UGLY FACE YOU HAVE

02/07/2012 22:32

He will win this match... its the next couple when he faces some quality that he will go out..as usual!!


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