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Rain hits Wimbledon on day five

Updated: Friday, 28 Jun 2013 12:20 | Comments

Officials shield themselves from the elements at SW19
Officials shield themselves from the elements at SW19

Wimbledon's courts are covered from the rain as day five of the championships looks set to be blighted by wet weather.

The Centre Court roof is closed, which at least meant that at Britain's Laura Robson would be able to play her second-round clash against Mariana Duque-Marino. It could not start on Court Two last night because of the rain, while Andy Murray plays on the same court later in the day.

The inclement conditions were set to cause disappointment for the fans who queued from the early hours to get into the ground, but the players too.

Grigor Dimitrov and Grega Zemlja were due to be on Court Three at 11.30am to resume their match which was abandoned last night - Dimitrov was set to serve at 9-8 down in a decider - while the fourth-seeded David Ferrer was due to be on Court One for a rearranged clash with Roberto Bautista Agut.

The prospect of play beginning on time on the outside courts appeared bleak, although the rain clouds were expected to move away later in the day.

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