Queen's Club: Richard Gasquet exits rain-hit Aegon Championships

Queen's delayed by rain
Queen's is part of the ATP World Tour 500 series and a key grass-court warm-up tournament before Wimbledon
Aegon Championships
Venue: Queen's Club, London Dates: 13-19 June
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Fourth seed Richard Gasquet was knocked out in the first round as rain disrupted the first day of the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club.

Play was scheduled to begin at 12:30 BST but was regularly delayed because of intermittent showers over London.

Frenchman Gasquet lost 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 to American Steve Johnson in a stop-start match that finished after 19:30 BST.

British number four Dan Evans was due to face France's Paul-Henri Mathieu but they will now play on Tuesday.

Queens Club 2016: Gasquet beaten by brilliant Johnson

In Monday's other completed matches, South Africa's Kevin Anderson and Canada's Vasek Pospisil won second-round qualifiers to reach the main draw.

Top seed Andy Murray faces Frenchman Nicolas Mahut - the world number 49 - in his first-round match, which is scheduled for Tuesday.

Mahut, 34, comes into the tournament having claimed the fourth ATP title of his career at the Ricoh Open in the Netherlands.

He retained his title with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Luxembourg's Gilles Muller in a rain-interrupted final that was completed on Monday.

Meanwhile, rising Austrian star Dominic Thiem became the first player to win titles on three different surfaces this year when he won the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart.

The French Open semi-finalist won 6-7 (2-7) 6-4 6-4 against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber after Sunday's final had been stopped by rain before the first-set tie-break.

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