- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A look at Day 3 of Wimbledon on Wednesday:

Weather: Rain. High of 64 degrees (18 Celsius).

Schedule: 9 men’s matches postponed entirely (all in the second round); 11 men’s matches suspended in progress (6 in the first round, 5 in the second round); 20 women’s matches postponed entirely (4 in the first round, 16 in the second round); 4 women’s matches suspended in progress (all in the first round).

Rule Change: Because of the scheduling problems caused by the rain, first-round matches in men’s doubles were shortened from best-of-five sets to best-of-three.

Men’s seeded winners in second round: No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 3 Roger Federer.

Men’s seeded winners in first round: No. 8 Dominic Thiem, No. 10 Tomas Berdych, No. 19 Bernard Tomic, No. 24 Alexander Zverev.

Women’s seeded winners in first round: No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 7 Belinda Bencic, No. 10 Petra Kvitova, No. 16 Johanna Konta, No. 21 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, No. 32 Andrea Petkovic.

Stat of the Day: 28 - Men and women whose first-round matches are still incomplete, while Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are already into the third round.

Quote of the day: “It was all just a blur. It was amazing.” - Marcus Willis, a tennis instructor from England who is ranked 772nd in the world and faced Roger Federer in the second round on Centre Court, losing in straight sets.

On court Thursday: No. 2 Andy Murray vs. Yen-hsun Lu, No. 5 Kei Nishikori vs. Julien Benneteau, No. 6 Milos Raonic vs. Andreas Seppi, No. 7 Richard Gasquet vs. Marcel Granollers; No. 2 Garbine Muguruza vs. Jana Cepelova, No. 5 Simona Halep vs. Francesca Schiavone, No. 16 Johanna Konta vs. Eugenie Bouchard.

Thursday’s forecast: Cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 64 (18 Celsius).

Online: https://www.wimbledon.org

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