Roger Fed­erer up­set with fan barg­ing onto cen­tre court


Ten­nis ace Roger Fed­erer was up­set when a young fan dashed on to the cen­tre court at Roland Gar­ros and took a selfie, af­ter Fed­erer’s first round match win at the French Open. The youth climbed from the stands and came on to the court. While tak­ing a selfie he put his hand on the shoul­der of the 17-time Grand Slam cham­pion.

An­gered by the in­tru­sion, Fed­erer later said the se­cu­rity lapse should not have hap­pened on the Philippe Cha­trier court. “I’m not happy about it. Ob­vi­ously not one sec­ond I’m happy about it.”

“It’s true for all play­ers that you have to feel safe when we play, feel safe on the courts,” Fed­erer said. “It shouldn’t hap­pen too of­ten. It’s hap­pened twice in two days.” Ear­lier, sev­eral young fans ap­proached him dur­ing prac­tice and the se­cu­rity team did not re­act.

The in­ci­dent also brought to mind the April 1993 at­tack on thenNo. 1 ranked ten­nis player Mon­ica Se­les, who was stabbed in the back dur­ing a tour­na­ment in Ger­many.

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