Swiss megastar Roger Federer has blasted French Open officials after a fan invaded his personal space following his first round win over Alejandro Falla on Sunday.
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Following his 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory over Falla, a young fan managed to access centre court and take a selfie with Federer, and its fair to say the former world no.1 was not pleased with the episode.
The 17-time grand slam winner was ropeable, saying the same incidents occured during his practice sessions at Roland Garros.
“I am not happy about it. It happened yesterday in the practice, too. It’s just a kid, but then three more kids came,” Federer is quoted as saying by AAP.
“And today on centre court where you would think this is a place where nobody can come on, just wanders on and nothing happens.
“Something needs to happen quickly. Normally I only speak on behalf of myself, but in this situation I think I can speak on behalf of all the players, that that’s where you do your job, that’s where you want to feel safe.
“And so clearly I’m not happy about it. But nothing happened, so I’m relieved. But clearly it wasn’t a nice situation to be in.”
Tournament director Gilbert Ysern apologised for the breach in security, labelling it “embarrassing” for the tournament.
Check out the incident below: