Wimbledon 2016: Play on middle Sunday for first time since 2004

Wimbledon will have play on the middle Sunday for the first time since 2004, with tickets available online in advance

Wimbledon will have play on the middle Sunday for the first time since 2004 after the first week’s schedule was disrupted by rain.

Play has been stopped 10 times in five days during a frustrating opening week of rain showers at SW19, leaving a backlog of matches.

It marks the fourth time in Wimbledon’s history that play has been added to the middle Sunday, with it previously occurring in 1991, 1997 and 2004.

There will be at least eight guaranteed singles’ matches, plus any more which are not completed on Saturday.

Tickets must be purchased in advance online, with none available on the day.

The All England Club confirmed in a statement on Friday that full details for the arrangements for Middle Sunday will be announced at 13:00 BST on Saturday 2 July.

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