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Scenes at Queen's - Querrey and Del Potro sneak through

Sam Querrey returns a shot from Marin Cilic in the third round.
by Alexandra Willis
Tuesday 11 June 2013
Wimbledon.com's thoughts on the hits and misses on the second day of the Aegon Championships at The Queen's Club, London...

Big win
Sam Querrey. The sixth seed and former champion saved a match point to beat Slovenian Aljaz Bedene and advance to the second round, 7-6(11), 5-7, 7-6(5).
 
Survival mission
Juan Martin Del Potro. The third seed was tested in the closing stages of the day, winning a tense encounter 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-5 to defeat the experienced Xavier Malisse. The Olympic bronze medallist looked mightily relieved to be back to winning ways.
 

The upset
Benjamin Becker beat Bernard Tomic, 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-6(4). The Australian is a former Wimbledon semi-finalist and so is generally expected to do well on grass. But he was edged out by Becker's dogged play.
 
Watch out for
Lukas Rosol. Rafael Nadal's conqueror at Wimbledon last year came through a tricky encounter against big-serving qualifier Sam Groth 6-7(7), 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the second round.
 
The debut
Kyle Edmund. The junior French Open doubles champion was far from disgraced in his first ATP singles match, going down 4-6, 6-7(4) to Grega Zemlja. "I was going on there, everything to gain and nothing to lose," Edmund said.
 
Other winners
There were also wins for Feliciano Lopez, Julien Benneteau, Jarkko Nieminen, Michael Llodra, Denis Istomin, Kenny De Schepper, Nicolas Mahut. 
 
Watching the weather
The rain came down in dribs and drabs on Tuesday, forcing the tournament organisers to enforce an early start on Wednesday. There was a delightful selection of umbrellas on show, however.  
 
Also around the grounds
Andy Murray was out on the practice courts again, with a very cheerful-looking Ivan Lendl. Earlier in the day, Murray met 12-year-old Elijah Ortiz-Herrera thanks to Make-A-Wish Foundation UK.
 
Coming up on Wednesday
 
CENTRE - 11am

L.Hewitt (AUS) v G.Dimitrov (BUL) [10]

T.De Bakker (NED) v T.Berdych (CZE) [2]

A.Murray (GBR) [1] v N.Mahut (FRA)

J.Tsonga (FRA) [4] v E.Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

M.Cilic (CRO) / J.Del Potro (ARG) v R.Lindstedt (SWE) [2] / D.Nestor (CAN) [2]

M.Bhupathi (IND) [3] / R.Bopanna (IND) [3] v N.Mahut (FRA) / J.Tsonga (FRA)

COURT 1 - 11am

J.Nieminen (FIN) [13] v D.Evans (GBR)

M.Cilic (CRO) [5] v I.Dodig (CRO)

F.Lopez (ESP) v J.Benneteau (FRA) [11]

L.Hewitt (AUS) / B.Tomic (AUS) v X.Malisse (BEL) / R.Ram (USA)

T.Berdych (CZE) / M.Llodra (FRA) v B.Paire (FRA) / E.Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

COURT 2 - 11am

P.Hanley (AUS) [8] / M.Matkowski (POL) [8] v R.Harrison (USA) / S.Querrey (USA)

G.Zemlja (SLO) [16] v S.Stakhovsky (UKR)

L.Rosol (CZE) [12] v B.Becker (GER)

I.Sijsling (NED) v D.Istomin (UZB) [14]

V.Troicki (SRB) / G.Zemlja (SLO) v O.Marach (AUT) / L.Rosol (CZE)

COURT 9 - 11am

S.Giraldo (COL) v A.Dolgopolov (UKR) [7]

K.De Schepper (FRA) v K.Anderson (RSA) [8]

M.Matosevic (AUS) v M.Llodra (FRA)

J.Murray (GBR) / J.Peers (AUS) v G.Dimitrov (BUL) / F.Nielsen (DEN)

J.Brunstrom (SWE) / R.Klaasen (RSA) v A.Peya (AUT) [4] / B.Soares (BRA) [4]
 

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