Andy Murray in control despite rain delay

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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.

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 yesterday 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.

Murray, the world No 4 and Cilic will be first on Court One today, tournament organisers announced.

Play on Centre and Court One will start at midday, an hour earlier than usual, in an attempt to deal with the backlog of matches.