controversies at Roland Garros
spectator tries to take a selfie with Roger Federer

With the French open 2017 underway, we take a look at some of the controversies that have taken place in the recent times.

Roger Federer’s security concerns

Roger Federer was clearly unhappy with the security at the French open, when he was forced to take a selfie with a young boy who clambered on to the show court after Federer’s win over Alejandro Falla during the French open 2015. Roger complained that this wasn’t the first time that this has happened, as he was earlier surrounded by three kids in the practice courts. He also went to on to say “Normally I only speak on behalf of myself,   but in this situation I think I can speak on behalf of all the players. The place where you do your job that’s were u want to feel safe”.

Roger Federer was faced with a similar situation in 2009 when a fan jumped on to the court waving a flag, and placed a hat on to Federer’s head. The security did not seem too concerned with the intruders, both the times, as they waited for the players to be actually touched by the spectator before they separated them and ushered the fan away. A similar incident happened during the finals in which a man brandishing a flare ran onto the court, only this time Rafael Nadal was involved. It’s safe to say that the spectators are quite bold at Roland Garros.

controversies at Roland Garros
spectator tries to take a selfie with Roger Federer

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