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.