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Rain washes out play at Wimbledon warmup Queens

- Associated Press - Monday, June 11, 2012

LONDON (AP) - The first day of the Queen's Club grass court tournament has been wiped out by rain.

With 16 first-round matches postponed and showers predicted for the rest of the week, the Wimbledon warmup could be facing a Monday final for a second straight year. Britain's Andy Murray beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in the 2011 final.

Murray is the top seed this year, with Tsonga second.

The top eight seeds, including four-time champion Andy Roddick, have byes into the second round.

Another four-time champion, Lleyton Hewitt, received a wild card and is scheduled to face 2005 runner-up Ivo Karlovic in the first round.

Roddick and Hewitt will team up for doubles for the first time.

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