Sunday, June 7, 2009

roger federer attacked

During today's French Open - at which rockstar tennis player Roger Federer beat Robin Soderling to match Pete Sampras legendary record of 14 Grand Slam titles - Federer was assaulted by a deranged, hat-obsessed fan.

During the second set,Roger Federer was attacked by a fan during the French Open 2009 Final. A man waving the flag of Barcelona and dressed in the same colors of the country's flag ran onto the court in between points.

The fan got all the way to Federer and tried to get him to wear a Barcelona hat, actually putting his hands on Federer's head. The fan was close to Federer for about 5 seconds before he ran from security and eventually got tackled and carried off. Scary how easily this fan was able to reach Federer and how long it took security to react.

Federer's fine, by the way. As you can see, they tackled the guy and probably messed up his face. Fans running onto courts during sporting events: not cool, even if they are well-intentioned, be it for charity, fan advocacy, nationalism, or fashion advocacy. Also, we don't think the Red Hat Ladies would approve. Shame.

Federer beat Robin Soderling 6-1 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 to complete his set of Grand Slam titles and equal Pete Sampras’s record total of 14.

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