Tennis: Marray delayed but Murray goes through

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Sheffield’s Jonny Marray will try again tomorrow to complete his first round doubles match at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Marray and partner Paul Hanley had their tie against No 1 seeds Bob and Mike Bryan of America postponed before a ball had been struck today due to rain.

They are now scheduled to be tomorrow evening session’s last match on the show court Hisense Arena.

Marray is hoping to join fellow British players Colin Fleming, Ross Hutchins, Dom Inglot and Jamie Murray in the second round after all won their first round ties.

In the singles, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray won 23 points in a row to seal his second round match with France’s Vincent Millot.

Murray won the first two sets 6-2 6-2 but found himself 5-1 down in the third before saving a set point and reeling off six games in a row set up a third-round clash with Spain’s Feliciano Lopez.

He said: “Millot played unbelievably in that third set, hitting winners from the baseline. I had to adjust the way I was playing, and he’s ranked 270 in the world. It just showed the depth in men’s tennis.

“I think we’ve passed the worst of the weather and hopefully it will now drop to an acceptable temperature.”