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Waiting game continues for several Canadian players at rainy Wimbledon

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LONDON — Several Canadian tennis players will have to wait at least another day before playing their first-round matches at Wimbledon.

Wet weather has hampered early play at the Grand Slam competition with rain forcing the suspension of several matches Tuesday.

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., Rebecca Marino of Vancouver, Carol Zhao of Richmond Hill, Ont., and Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., had their respective first-round matches pushed back to Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., will have to wait another day to continue his first-round match with Radu Albot. The Moldovan had a 7-5, 2-2 lead on Shapovalov when their match was suspended Monday due to darkness.

There were mixed results for Canada on Day 1 of main draw competition. Leylah Fernandez of Laval, Que., won her first-round match while Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime, the No. 11 seed, dropped his opener.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 4, 2023.