Andre Agassi

Agassi, Graf to raise the roof at Wimbledon

London - Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf will face Kim Clijsters and Tim Henman on May 17 as Wimbledon prepares to raise the curtain on the long-awaited new moveable roof.

The All England club confirmed the all-star veteran lineup on Tuesday as the venue prepares for the first Championships in history to provide protection from the rain which has become an integral - if unwelcome- factor in the fortnight.

The event is designed to test the new roof and air management system with live tennis in front of a capacity crowd of 15,000.

The programme will feature a men's and women's singles singles plus a mixed doubles, all played in an abbreviated pro set format - the first to 8 games, with a tie-break at 8-8.