The Latest: Sunday Wimbledon tickets sell out in 27 minutes


LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

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4:40 p.m.

The All England Club says all 22,000 tickets for the middle Sunday at Wimbledon sold out in 27 minutes.

Organizers decided to play on Sunday for only the fourth time in the tournament’s 139-year history after severe delays because of rain.

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4 p.m.

Kei Nishikori has reached the fourth round at Wimbledon and equaled his best performance at the All England Club.

Nishikori beat Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 7-5, 6-3, 7-5 in less than two hours. He made only 14 unforced errors.

That set up Nishikori against Marin Cilic, who beat the Japanese star in the 2014 U.S. Open final.

Since then, Nishikori has won both of his matches with the Croat, both last year on outdoor hard courts. Their fourth-round match will be their first on grass.

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3:50 p.m.

With Novak Djokovic one game from a stunning loss to Sam Querrey, rain is again delaying play at Wimbledon.

Djokovic, who has a 30-match Grand Slam winning streak, was about to serve while trailing 6-5 in the fourth set Saturday, and down two sets to one.

Querrey won the first two sets of their third-round match before play was stopped because of rain Friday evening. Djokovic then took the third set Saturday.

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3:15 p.m.

Alexander Zverev finished off his match on Saturday, and finally completed the men’s second round at Wimbledon.

The 24th-seeded German beat Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-4, 3-6, 6-0, 4-6, 6-2.

There is one more second-round match still to be completed, between two-time champion Petra Kvitova and Ekaterina Makarova.

Because of the rain at Wimbledon this week, organizers have decided to play on the middle Sunday for only the fourth time in the tournament’s 139-year history.

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2:56 p.m.

After a quick break for a short rain delay, Novak Djokovic and Sam Querrey are back on court at Wimbledon.

Because the rain delay was so brief, only about 10 minutes, the players resumed the match immediately, skipping the usual warm-up period.

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2:50 p.m.

Play has again been suspended by rain at Wimbledon.

Novak Djokovic won the third set of his match against Sam Querrey, but the rain returned after each held serve in the fourth set.

Play on Centre Court, which has a retractable roof, has not been disrupted.

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2:35 p.m.

Novak Djokovic isn’t out yet.

The top-seeded Djokovic, a three-time Wimbledon champion, won the third set of his match against Sam Querrey 6-3.

Djokovic lost the first two sets 7-6 (6), 6-1 on Friday before rain suspended play on No. 1 Court. When they resumed on Saturday morning, Djokovic won the first five games. But Querrey won the next three before Djokovic held serve to take the set.

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2:25 p.m.

Play has resumed on the outside courts at Wimbledon after a rain delay of nearly two hours.

Novak Djokovic, whose match was stopped by rain on Friday after he lost the opening two sets, was leading Sam Querrey 4-0 in the third set when the rain returned.

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1:30 p.m.

Serena Williams and Viktor Troicki each have been fined $10,000 at Wimbledon for unsportsmanlike conduct.

The penalties were announced on Saturday at the Grand Slam tournament, where the biggest amount deducted from a player’s paycheck so far is the $12,000 for Britain’s Heather Watson, also for unsportsmanlike conduct.

The No. 1-seeded Williams’ fine was from her second-round victory on Friday. She smashed her racket repeatedly against the turf while sitting in her sideline chair after dropping the first set against Christina McHale, then flung the piece of equipment so far behind her that it landed in the lap of a TV cameraman.

Troicki, a Serb seeded 25th, was punished for his tirade against the chair umpire at the end of a five-set loss on Thursday.

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1:20 p.m.

Wimbledon organizers say they will sell 10,000 unreserved tickets for Sunday’s play on Centre Court at the All England Club, and 8,000 for No. 1 Court.

There will be matches at Wimbledon on the middle Sunday for only the fourth time in the tournament’s 139-year history because of rain delays all week.

Wimbledon says all tickets will be available only online. Centre Court tickets will cost 70 pounds ($93), while No. 1 Court tickets will be 40 pounds ($53) and grounds passes will be 20 pounds ($27).

The only other times that tournament organizers opted to have play on the middle Sunday were 1991, 1997 and 2004. Each time, the occasion — dubbed “People’s Sunday” — created a carnival-like atmosphere, with the normally staid grounds filled with rowdy fans who snapped up tickets they rarely get the opportunity to buy.

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12:25 p.m.

Play was again suspended by rain at Wimbledon.

Novak Djokovic, whose match on No. 1 Court was stopped by rain on Friday after he lost the opening two sets, was leading Sam Querrey 4-0 in the third set when the rain returned.

Play on Centre Court, which has a retractable roof, has not yet started.

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11:50 a.m.

A day after saving a match point, Sloane Stephens quickly completed her match at Wimbledon and advanced to third round. She beat Mandy Minella of Luxembourg 3-6, 7-6 (6), 8-6.

The 18th-seeded American saved a match point in the second-set tiebreaker on Friday, but the match was then suspended by rain with the score tied at 3-3 in the third set.

Also, 11th-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland beat Monica Niculescu of Romania 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in another second-round match that was suspended by rain. Bacsinszky had been trailing 1-0 in the third set, but won all six games played on Saturday.

In the men’s tournament, ninth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia completed his match by beating Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. Cilic was trailing 1-0 in the third set when the match resumed on Saturday.

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11:10 a.m.

High noon comes for Novak Djokovic when he resumes his third-round match at Wimbledon two sets down against Sam Querrey of the United States on Saturday.

Querrey leads 7-6 (6), 6-1 after their match was one of eight suspended overnight because of rain.

He threatens to end Djokovic’s bid for a true Grand Slam. Djokovic has won the past four major titles, but no man has won them all in the same year since Rod Laver in 1969.

Also in action Saturday is 2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, who will try to join Roger Federer in the fourth round.

There are also three Wimbledon women’s runners-up on the schedule: Agnieszka Radwanska, Sabine Lisicki, and Eugenie Bouchard.

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