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Wimbledon Middle Sunday tickets sell out in minutes

Wimbledon fans queue. Credit: PA

Thousands of tickets for Wimbledon's People's Sunday sold out in just 27 minutes.

For only the fourth time in its 139-year history there were be play on the middle Sunday of the tournament after rain disrupted the tennis championship's scheduling leaving a backlog of matches.

Tickets cost up to £70 and sold out with fans not knowing who they can expect to see play.

The 10,000 Centre Court tickets at the top price, 8,000 £40 tickets for Court One, and 4,000 ground passes at £20 went on sale at 3pm.

Many fans were left empty handed though, with 111,000 queuing for the 22,000 tickets which were sold at a rate of 815 per minute.

More upset than the empty-handed fans was defending champion Novak Djokovic, who was knocked out by American Sam Querrey.

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Rain halts upset in the making with Djokovic on the brink

Novak Djokovic's hopes of defending his Wimbledon title hang in the balance after rain halted his match with him two sets down to Sam Querrey.

Novak Djokovic has won the last four grand slams. Credit: PA

The number one seed lost the opening set on a tie break before American 28th seed blew him away in the second to take the set 6-1 before rain interrupted the match on Court 1.

Djokovic's exit would leave Andy Murray as the highest ranked player in the men's draw.

Djokovic wins in straight sets against Mannarino

Novak Djokovic got there in the end. Credit: PA

On a day when rain meant little play took place at Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic progressed to the third round thanks to a straight sets win over Adrian Mannarino.

The world No.1 took the game played under the centre court roof, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 to ensure his place in the next round.

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Ward makes Djokovic fight for second set

James Ward fought his way back into the set. Credit: PA

After an easy first set win, Novak Djokovic didn't have it all his own way in the second, as James Ward showed what he is capable of.

Djokovic rushed into a 3-0 lead before the Brit struck back by winning the next three games. Despite his best efforts Ward couldn't clinch the set, as Djokovic went on to win it on a tie-break, 7-6, to take a 2-0 lead.

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