London, England, 12 June 2012 | AAP

Four-time champion Lleyton Hewitt’s opening round match against Ivo Karlovic at Queen’s has been pushed back to Tuesday after rain washed out play on Monday.

The 2002 Wimbledon champion is aiming to use the grasscourt tournament to prepare for the third grand slam of the year later this month. He will play with American Andy Roddick in the doubles at Queen’s.

Matthew Ebden will also take to the court on Tuesday, facing German Matthias Bachinger in her opening match.

Over in Edgebaston at the WTA Birmingham event, Casey Dellacqua, Olivia Rogowska and Anastasia Rodionova will all play their first round matches on Tuesday after rain forced the cancellation of Monday’s order of play.

Jarmila Gajdosova has pulled out of the event with a left wrist injury.