Cameron Norrie has reached the second round of Wimbledon for the third consecutive year but he was forced to wait for his opening game victory amid two rain breaks on Court Two.
The British number one had made a flying start to the his match with Pablo Andujar before it was suspended after only half an hour.
Norrie won the first set 6-0 in just 23 minutes against the Spanish veteran before heavy rainfall brought a delay to the contest.
The covers were brought out when the downpour started just as the second set was getting underway.
Norrie eventually defeated Andujar 6-0 7-6 (3) 6-3 after two rain breaks to reach the second round for the third consecutive year.
The ninth seed quickly retrieved the early break in the second set but Andujar matched his opponent through to a tie-break, where Norrie raised his game at the right time.
An early break in the third then set the 26-year-old on his way to a clash with another Spaniard, Jaume Munar, although not before a second rain delay after he missed three match points at 5-3.
Norrie needed just six points and four minutes to complete the job under blue skies.
Meanwhile British number five Jodie Burrage came to the aid of a ball boy who fell ill during her defeat to Lesia Tsurenko.
The youngster looked unsteady on his feet in the early part of the second set and the 23-year-old attended to him, offering him an energy gel from her bag and a drink.
The crowd also helped out, passing some Percy Pig sweets to her during a five-minute delay and the ball boy was later treated by paramedics and left in a wheelchair.
Burrage went on to lose 6-2 6-3 to Tsurenko and exit the singles in the first round.