Updated: 08/07/2012 13:14 | By pa.press.net

Roof closed at Wimbledon

The crowds are led in on the final day of this year's Wimbledon

The crowds are led in on the final day of this year's Wimbledon

Wimbledon's Centre Court roof was closed on Sunday morning ahead of Andy Murray's men's final against Roger Federer.

Heavy rain on Saturday night in London was followed by drizzle on Sunday morning, and further showers were forecast for the afternoon.

Queues began to build on Friday and All England Club (AELTC) officials warned it would be hours before those towards the back would be able to enter the grounds. They advised those making late plans to attend to stay away.

A message on the official Wimbledon Twitter page, sent before the gates opened at 10.30am, said: "AELTC strongly advise people intending to queue, not to travel to Wimbledon."

The final is due to start at 2pm, with Murray bidding to become the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to land the men's singles trophy and Federer attempting to earn a record-equalling seventh title.

08/07/2012 12:00
well we havent had a champion in the final for a long time i just wish Andy all the luck in the world,just like Vigina Wade had in 1977,go on mate show the world you can do it
08/07/2012 12:47

There really are some itiots on this forum, I am English and proud of it my husband is Scottish and proud of it so come on Andy show all these BIGGOTS you can do it. And just for the record WE did not pay for him to train, his parents sent him to train in SPAIN at the age of 15 and they paid for it. OK


08/07/2012 12:33

im a londoner born and bred but i hope murray wins,theres so many people saying what how useless he iswell hello the man is in the mens final at wimbledon and the idiot that signs in as someone what have you ever achieved f..k all i bet.o if murray wins today i think it will have a big impact on british youngsters that know we are not always the underdog that we are winners.

08/07/2012 12:01
come on murray its about time you won a major 
08/07/2012 12:36
why would  people not get behind andy. This is a major day for him and great britain. it would be fantastic if he won, So stop slagging him off all of you loosers. Get british or stop writing crap
08/07/2012 13:07
I like murray coz noone else does!! he's just an ordinary bloke who happens to be very good at tennis and wants to play! why should he be charismatic and friendly if that's not who he is? he's not an actor or popstar or presenter, he's a tennis player so should be judged on his merits as a sportman alone.
08/07/2012 12:50
The truth is tha Murray is the best male brit since Fred Perry as he has managed to get to the final. Fed is probably still better than him so if Murray winds it will be a tremendous achievement, Like him or not.
08/07/2012 12:36

Shame a few of you have to bring racism to a game of Tennis glad not many on here are as low as them



Hope best man wins

08/07/2012 12:34
Cleo The Cat, take your racist attitude and stick it up your arse, you miserable piece of S H I T.

Come on Andy.

Proud to be British, Embarrassed to be English

08/07/2012 12:37

Kay Sloss


Come on Andy you can do it ....

08/07/2012 12:28
To be honest, I dont even watch tennis. But on behalf of a very dear friendly lady of whom I used to care for as a carer. Of whom is now watching over us & loved her tennis. I prey for her that Andy Murrey wins today. She will be turning in her grave with all the excitement of it. Every year she was glued to the set, upset that we never won. Today, her first year missed, I hope he can do her proud.. Come on Murrey, give us Brits something to be proud of for a change.....
08/07/2012 12:41
Carole. He says he isn`t English for one reason. He is SCOTTISH !!
 A B. I feel the same re. supporting any team who plays against England at footie. Only because we have had to endure through th EBC and other media, the incessant bias towards England. Never a mention of when Scotland took the p*** in 1967!
 I have lived/worked in England AND Wales and have NEVER heard anyone of EITHER country say a bad word re Scotland or it`s people!
 BTW Carole. WHO paid for his training?
08/07/2012 12:18
Come on Murray, you can beat him and win!! x
08/07/2012 12:26
I wish Andy Murrey all the luck in the world today at the final because I think thats what he is going to need against the Fed he is just brilliant but I suppose you have to be loyal and support your own Sally Southend
08/07/2012 12:34
a lot of sour englishmen out there andy has proved he is championship material this year i and i for one wish him luck.  go get the title andy an englishman has not managed a final in 74 years so thats 1 up for the scots.
08/07/2012 13:30
GOOD LUCK! Best Wishes. Do your best. You have already made history to get to the Final! Well Done!
08/07/2012 13:18
Hi Andy
Just want to wish you all the best. i will be routing for you.Good luck for today
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