Ping-pong for Murray

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Andy Murray resorted to playing Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at table-tennis after their AEGON Championships final was postponed until tomorrow due to persistent rain.

Tsonga won the match two sets to one - but Murray’s chance to win his second Queen’s Club title will come today.

It will the third time the tournament, a traditional prelude to Wimbledon, will have been decided on a Monday.

John McEnroe won in 1979 and Boris Becker claimed the second of his four titles in 1987, when he beat Jimmy Connors. Neither went on to win at the All England Club.

Murray will hope neither that, nor the table-tennis result, will prove a bad omen for the days and weeks to come.

Tournament organisers had initially moved the final forward to mid-day from 2pm in the hope of finding a break in the bad weathe but the rain soon returned. The players did not make it onto court.