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Summary

  1. Play abandoned for the day - rain
  2. Milos Raonic beats Jiri Vesely 7-5 7-6 (8-6)
  3. Andy Murray beats Aljaz Bedene 6-3 6-4
  4. Murray will face Kyle Edmund in last eight
  5. Edmund went through after Paul-Henri Mathieu withdrew with a wrist injury

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By Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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There'll be no more text coverage today - but you can continue to watch the action at Queen's by clicking the Live Coverage tab.

So, Andy Murray remains on course for back-to-back wins at Queen's - and to be the first man to win the title five times.

But he'll need to go through South African-born Brit Kyle Edmund in the quarter-finals - join us for that tomorrow, but in the meantime enjoy the rest of the day's action, with Milos Raonic, who now has John McEnroe in his corner, taking on Jiri Vesely.

Aljaz Bedene on BBC Two: "I started pretty well but congrats to Andy - it's always a pleasure playing someone like him. Losing in two sets is never great but I hope I showed myself in a good light but I'm happy with my performance. It felt like home playing in front of a home crowd here at Queens for the first time."

British number one Johanna Konta is on court for her first-round match of the Aegon Classic. She's up against Japan's Misaki Doi and could play her second-round match today should she get through. 

'It's good the British players are doing well'

British number one Andy Murray on BBC Two: "I thought it was not bad. A very different opponent from the first round. Aljaz plays most of the time from the back. I'm still getting used to the conditions a bit but I played well.

"The British thing had no bearing on it. It's good the British players are doing well and I'm happy there are more Brits at the bigger events. I had a feeling I would play one here.

"Kyle Edmund is improving all the time - it's not one massive leap but every year he gets a bit better and he's going in the right direction. Hopefully this year he can finish higher than he did last year."

Murray 6-3 6-4 Bedene

Not vintage Andy Murray there - Aljaz Bedene was gritty and he gets recognition from the crowd.

Murray gets an even warmer applause and he'll now have an all-British quarter-final against Kyle Edmund,

Game, set and match

Murray 6-3 6-4 Bedene

A slight wobble as Murray double faults for 15-15.

And Bedene hits a sugary sweet forehand pass to claw back to 30-30.

But an overhead volley and a Bedene return into the net wrap up the match for the British number one.

*Murray 6-3 5-4 Bedene

Credit to Bedene, who has been extremely competitive. He makes sure Murray has to serve his way to the win with a solid hold, finished off as Murray puts a backhand into the net.

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Murray 6-3 5-3 Bedene*

The end is nigh you feel.

Murray uses a quick and bouncy second serve to force Bedene into an error.

And what's this? Murray channeling the spirit of Tim Henman with a serve and volley (Tim is very much alive, by the way).

One game from the match.

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Joel: Grass still looks pretty slippy. Hope no-one pulls their hamster-ing   

I pulled my hamster-ing once. Was out for six weeks.

Murray breaks

*Murray 6-3 4-3 Bedene

Another game going to the wire.

Murray earns a break point with a sizzling return and snatches the game by stepping in and flouncing a forehand winner.

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Woody Harrison: I'd rather watch hamsters than football!  

Sharon Coates: Hamster. Obviously.  

if you know, you know...

Murray 6-3 3-3 Bedene*

Bedene shows he has got guns with a backhand that zips past Murray for 15-15. Murray's serve puts him 30-15 up and then he rims one in to the stands - good to know that can happen to the world number two.

Backhand volley at the net gives Murray 40-30 but Bedene takes it to deuce with a lovely little drop shot.

Ah - a pity, as Bedene miscues a forehand, just when he was looking really impressive. A return goes long and Murray edges to the hold.

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Andrew Cotter

BBC commentator live on BBC Two

"You get the sense that Murray has had his one little blip."

*Murray 6-3 2-3 Bedene

Murray looks like he's suddenly made of Play-Doh. All wobbly as he drives into the net.

An overhead volley has firmness about it though and he goes up 15-30, only to put a return into the net.

Bedene is worked back and forth and scurries out wide before going long - break point. Rescued by a lovely crosscourt backhand that Murray returns but Bedene pops over at the net and finally holds.

Meanwhile, dark clouds loom over Queen's Club...

Bedene breaks back

Murray 6-3 2-2 Bedene*

Urgh. A return into the net from Murray is ugly and parity is restored.

Murray 6-3 2-1 Bedene*

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Murray rocks into a 30-0 lead, but spoons a forehand long.

Bedene sends him back and forth across the baseline and then steps in to finish off the rally at the net for 30-30.

Murray gets sloppy - backhand into the net and it's break point.

Lizzie P: According to wiktionary it's a horde of hamsters   

Change it to a wheel of hamsters please Lizzie. Cheers.

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Murray breaks

*Murray 6-3 2-1 Bedene

And he gets it - Bedene into the net. Murray closing in on the quarter-finals,

*Murray 6-3 1-1 Bedene

Bedene should gobble up a forehand at the net but messes it up for 15-15. And then he's given a taste of chaser Murray, who somehow stretches a backhand to what looked like a winner and forces the error from Bedene.

The British number two uses a sweet second serve to level up, but he goes long with a lob and faces a break point.

Murray 6-3 1-1 Bedene*

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Murray, 30-0 up, goes for a looping, kick-up second serve, but double faults.

Bedene hits a few perfectly deep, until he goes a little too deep and Murray thinks he has the game with an ace.

It's challenged by Bedene - but it's fruitless.

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Vicki Howard: Hamsters don't like football either  

We're wondering what the collective noun for hamsters is - I'm going for a wheel. A wheel of hamsters.

*Murray 6-3 0-1 Bedene

Maybe Murray is keen to catch the second half?

A lovely down-the-line winner at the net gives him 0-30. Double fault and three break points. Bedene might be buckling.

Hold up - I speak too soon.

Murray drifts a return long, Aljaz thumps a lovely forehand to the corner and then aces to save all of thems break points.

He then hands advantage to Murray, only to save another break point. And whoop-whoo, a sultry forehand down the line to give himself advantage. Wayward backhand though and we return to deuce. But Bedene aces his way out of trouble.

John Lloyd

Former British number one on BBC Two

"This is a big game here for Bedene after losing that first set. He does not want to go down an early break. Just a little belief has evaporated in his game and his body language". 

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Game and first set

Murray 6-3 Bedene*

Murray is careering to a simple hold but goes wide at 40-0.

There it is - ace down the middle. First set to the British number one.

*Murray 5-3 Bedene

New balls for Bedene. He hits one of them long for 0-15. One into the net for 0-30. And then sees Murray put one awkwardly into the net.

Bedene tries to drop one over the net - Murray's grateful to see it come up short. Two break points.

Ace from Bedene... But Murray challenges. Hawkeye backs up the line judge. Although the big screen in centre court shows England v Wales - Murray wants to see the proof. You'll just have to trust us Andy.

No matter - Bedene goes long and Murray will serve for the set.

Andrew Cotter

BBC commentator live on BBC Two

"You can really see the potential Bedene has. He is number 58 in the world but if he gets a good run, injury free he could be a top 20 player."

John Lloyd

Former British number one on BBC Two

"That's a tough shot well executed. Loved Murray's instincts to get into the net then."

Murray 4-3 Bedene*

Murray reaches for an acrobatic overhead backhand volley that takes him to 40-0 and sets up a love hold.

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John Lloyd

Former British number one on BBC Two

"WHAT A POINT! Sometimes you have to say 'too good' and that crosscourt winner from Bedene really was."

*Murray 3-3 Bedene

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Murray races into a 0-30 lead on Bedene's serve - how's your steel Aljaz?

Boom. Ace and then a winner at the net. His steel is steely.

Oh boy - a crosscourt forehand winner from Bedene out of nowhere.

Murray's not done though, a return winner with a bit of anger on it.

Bedene holds though, Murray handing over the game by going long.

John Lloyd

Former British number one on BBC Two

"When you are playing someone like Murray, you have to play outside your comfort zone. Bedene may serve a few more double faults as he has to go for bigger serves." 

Murray 3-2 Bedene*

Murray finding a rhythm on his serve - although he gives Bedene a sniff with a drop shot that comes up short for 30-15.

A forehand to the corner which Bedene stretches into the net is good enough to hold.

*Murray 2-2 Bedene

Murray's returning is something else these days. All the pace Bedene sticks on this serve out wide comes back at him right on his toes - he can only put it into the net.

But Bedene looks unruffled and takes a 30-15 lead. Now he steps off the baseline for a winning forehand, before putting another into the net. No worries - this crosscourt forehand is sublime and secures the hold.

John Lloyd

Former British number one on BBC Two

"It's an exciting time in British tennis. These players are all pushing each other to do better".

Piers Newbery

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Kyle Edmund has been talking to the media - and he is taking nothing for granted in terms of his quarter-final opponent.

"I’ve got good respect for both players and we’ll have to wait and see what happens," said the Yorkshireman. "I guess it’s nice there are two British match-ups in two days, nice for the fans. 

"I’ve played Aljaz three times and beaten him once. I’ve never played Andy but practised with him a lot. He's number two in the world for a reason, I'd just try to play my game. Both would be tough matches."