Nadal Stays Under Centre Court Roof as Rain Halts Wimbledon Play

Rain halted play on most Wimbledon courts after only about 15 minutes of tennis.

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is playing No. 63 Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan under the retractable roof of Centre Court, followed by 2004 champion Maria Sharapova and seven-time winner Roger Federer.

The forecast is for heavy, slow-moving showers in the afternoon with some sunshine in the evening, according to the Met Office.

Top-seeded woman and five-time winner Serena Williams was tied one game all with France’s Alize Cornet, who beat the top-seeded American this year, when light rain halted action.

Soccer players David Beckham and Sir Bobby Charlton and India’s record setting cricketer Sachin Tendulkar are among the guests in the Royal Box today along with British Olympic cyclists Sir Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton.

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