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David Beckham and Sachin Tendulkar were among the star sporting names at rain-soaked Wimbledon on Saturday.

Former England football captain Beckham and India's now-retired cricket talisman Tendulkar sat in Centre Court's Royal Box, as the tournament invited well-known competitors from across the sporting spectrum, in keeping with tradition for the first weekend of the championships.

Beckham was accompanied by his mother, Sandra, and sat on the front row as he watched Rafael Nadal take on Mikhail Kukushkin, with Tendulkar alongside wife Anjali on the second row.

Also in attendance were World Cup winner Sir Bobby Charlton, England rugby captain Chris Robshaw, England cricketers past and present in Phil Tufnell, Andrew Strauss, Stuart Broad and Steven Finn, Olympic medallists Tom Daley, Victoria Pendleton, Nicola Adams, Sir Matthew Pinsent, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Amy Williams and Lizzy Yarnold, golfer Ian Poulter, boxing stars David Haye and Anthony Joshua, and British squash ace Laura Massaro.

The sporting luminaries were introduced to the crowd before play began, and would have been grateful for being on Centre Court, as there was little play elsewhere.

A 10.15am downpour at the All England Club meant groundstaff had to cover the outside courts, with the roof closed on Centre Court, where play was guaranteed.

By 10.45am the rain had relented and play began on the outside courts shortly after 1pm.

However showers soon returned and the covers went back on, with Centre the only court to see a completed set by the middle of the afternoon as players stayed dry in the locker rooms.