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Murray game continues but no sign of rain stopping

The rain shows no sign of slowing down at Wimbledon but spirits were not dampened as the Murray game continues into the second set.

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According to weather HQ, expect this rain to stick around for a while. Players walking back on Centre tho #Wimbledon http://t.co/I9wOAuDtcJ

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Roof is closed on Centre Court due to rain

The roof on Centre Court had to be closed after rain halted Murray's match against Anderson during the second set.

Play is expected to resume shortly.

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Net coming down and covers coming over Centre Court. Play is suspended while we close the roof. #Wimbledon http://t.co/vnKWNEL9D3

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Sir Richard Branson watches Murray from royal box

Sir Richard Branson cheers on Britain's Andy Murray with his daughter Holly.
Sir Richard Branson cheers on Britain's Andy Murray with his daughter Holly. Credit: PA

Sir Richard Branson and his daughter Holly cheer on Andy Murray from the royal box at Wimbledon.

Also spotted in prime seats in the royal box was former football supremo Sir Alex Ferguson.

Sir Alex Ferguson shares a joke as he watches the Murray game.
Sir Alex Ferguson shares a joke as he watches the Murray game. Credit: PA

Sir Alex Ferguson to watch Murray match

Sir Alex Ferguson chatted with Andy Murray before his quarter-final victory last year.
Sir Alex Ferguson chatted with Andy Murray before his quarter-final victory last year. Credit: Reuters

Andy Murray will be hoping for more of Sir Alex Ferguson's 'gold dust' today as the football supremo watches him play Kevin Anderson at 3pm.

Before his quarter-final victory at Wimbledon last year the former Manchester United manager gave him a 15-minute pep talk which Murray credited with helping his performance.

Murray said: "It's an unbelievable work ethic for such a long period of time. Spending 15 minutes with him, he's a really impressive guy and you can learn a lot from him. It's like gold dust."

Other big names expected to watch Murray today include Sir Richard Branson, irish golfer Paul McGinley and singer Elaine Page.

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