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Friday, 1 July 2016 23:49 PM BST
Play to take place on Middle Sunday
Several rain-interrupted days mean there will be play on Middle Sunday in 2016 READ MORE

Play will take place on Middle Sunday at Wimbledon for the first time since 2004, the All England Club has announced.

The decision was confirmed late on Friday, with several second-round matches yet to be completed - one in the men's singles, and three on the ladies' side.

Full details of ticket sales will be announced at 1pm on Saturday. Tickets will only be available online on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of two per household; none will be available to purchase on the day.

Rain disrupted the action on Tuesday and Wednesday and although there was a full day's play on Thursday, persistent showers meant there was hardly any play before 3pm on Friday.

Alexander Zverev and Mikhail Youzhny are into a fifth set in their second-round encounter, with Tomas Berdych awaiting in the third round.

In the Ladies' Singles, the second-round matches between Sloane Stephens and Mandy Minella, Timea Bacsinszky and Monica Niculescu, and Petra Kvitova and Ekaterina Makarova are all incomplete.

Sam Querrey had taken a shock two sets to love lead against defending champion and world No.1 Novak Djokovic before the rain came again on Friday and play was halted for the day on the outside courts.

Play on Middle Sunday - also known as 'People's Sunday' - has taken place on only three previous occasions in the tournament's 139-year history: 1991, 1997 and 2004.

Britain's Tim Henman was in action the last time the All England Club hosted play on a Sunday, the home favourite beating Morocco's Hicham Arazi by three sets to one in front of a patriotic crowd on Centre Court.

The four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist was also involved in 1997 when he beat Paul Haarhuis 14-12 in the fifth set.

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