French Open 2009 Intruder

One of the shocking things about the French Open was the ease with which an intruder jumped into the court and the failure of the the security personnel to respond quickly enough.

The intruder managed to drape a flag around Federer. If he had had an evil intent he could easily have stabbed Federer. Remember how a top tennis player Monica Seles was stabbed by a deranged man in 1993?

As I watched the drama on TV, I noticed that four security personnel could not bring the intruder down who even had the luxury of time to vault over the net and accost Federer.

Perhaps, players should employ their own security people for their own protection.

What a shocking lapse in security at a Grand Slam event. Shame!

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