Wimbledon 2012: Order of play for Friday 29 June

Defending champion Novak Djokovic opens proceedings on Centre Court against 28th seed Radek Stepanek at Wimbledon

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Novak Djokovic opens play on Centre Court on Friday Photo: Marianne Bevis

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic continues his bid for a second Wimbledon crown when he opens play on Centre Court against 28th seed Radek Stepanek.

Djokovic’s match is followed by Heather Watson’s third-round clash against No3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska. Roger Federer then concludes the singles play on Centre Court with his clash against France’s Julien Benneteau.

Elsewhere, 2004 champion Maria Sharapova takes on Su-Wei Hsieh on No1 Court, before Kim Clijsters faces Vera Zvonareva.

*Singles only

Centre Court (13:00 BST)

Novak Djokovic (SRB)[1] v Radek Stepanek (CZE)[28]
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)[3] v Heather Watson (GBR)
Roger Federer (SUI)[3] v Julien Benneteau (FRA)[29]

No1 Court (13:00 BST)

Sam Querrey (USA) v Milos Raonic (CAN)[21] To Finish 6-7(3) 7-6(7) 3-3
Maria Sharapova (RUS)[1] v Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)
Vera Zvonareva (RUS)[12] v Kim Clijsters (BEL)
Nicolas Almagro (ESP)[12] v Richard Gasquet (FRA)[18]

No2 Court (11:30 BST)

Viktor Troicki (SRB) v Juan Monaco (ARG)[15]
Christina McHale (USA)[28] v Angelique Kerber (GER)[8]
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)[26] v Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)[8]

No3 Court (11:30 BST)

Sloane Stephens (USA) v Sabine Lisicki (GER)[15]
Fernando Verdasco (ESP)[17] v Xavier Malisse (BEL)
Nadia Petrova (RUS)[20] v Camila Giorgi (ITA)

Court 12 (11:30 BST)

Women’s doubles match
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)[26] v Jana Cepelova (SVK) To Finish 7-6(7) 6-7(5)
Shuai Peng (CHN)[30] v Arantxa Rus (NED)
Florian Mayer (GER)[31] v Jerzy Janowicz (POL)

Court 18 (11:30 BST)

Women’s doubles match
Alejandro Falla (COL) v Denis Istomin (UZB)
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) v Maria Kirilenko (RUS)[17]

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