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Roger Federer "Attacked" At French Open

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A man wearing a Barcelona shirt and holding a flag disrupted the finals by rushing towards Roger Federer and tried to put a hat on him during the second set in front of stunned spectators at the 2009 French Open on Sunday (June 7), in Paris, France.

“All of a sudden I heard the crowd, and I looked over and he jumped over the fence or something,” Federer said afterward. “That gave me a fright, just, like, seeing him so close right away.” After the incident, Federer, 27, beat Robin Soderling in three sets and now that he has tied Pete Sampras at 14 majors.

“Now the question is, am I the greatest of all time? We don’t know, but I definitely have many things going for me because I’ve finally won all four Grand Slams and I’m particularly happy reaching Pete‘s 14,” he said.

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  • lizzie

    don’t touch my Federer ass**** !
    Never touch Nadal or Federer

    http://www.mayflower777.book.fr

  • french

    Federer is the best

  • kathrynnn

    does anyone see eva & tony in the background

  • Wildrose

    I was watching the game yesterday and I was like WTF??? who’s this crazy guy?? he almost spoiled the game for Roger, but of course Roger made it through!

    [b]Congratulations Roger!!![/b]

  • Wildrose

    btw, Tony Parker, Eva Longoria and Anna Wintour were also present !

  • Wildrose

    @kathrynnn:

    yes they were there rooting for Roger :) Anna Wintour was also there!

  • jj fan

    FEDERER IS BETTERER!!!!

  • Passing Through

    I hope that guy gets a few weeks in jail to think about his stupidity. It’s a good thing for Roger that it was nothing serious. And did say that the news conference after the match that this isn’t the first time something like this has happened during one of his matches. It’s the THIRD TIME! I guess Roger’s just so damned good it brings out all the nutjobs…

  • Passing Through

    I hope that guy gets a few weeks in jail to think about his stupidity. It’s a good thing for Roger that it was nothing serious. And did say that the news conference after the match that this isn’t the first time something like this has happened during one of his matches. It’s the THIRD TIME! I guess Roger’s just so damned good it brings out all the nutjobs…

  • Shar

    @Passing Through:
    Is it just me or does that attacker look a little like Andre Agassi?! I can’t quite remember his name right.

  • no-nick

    It was a pure moment of horror.

    Roger rulez!

  • http://www.rantsthoughtsmerde.com/ NativeNYker

    What is wrong w/ people? Seriously…. NUT!

    xo
    Rants, Thoughts & Merde
    http://www.rantsthoughtsmerde.com/2009/06/neil-patrick-harris-show-topper.html

  • miranda

    FEDERER ROOOCKS!

  • Sally

    Jared, you should get more informed. That’s not a Barça t-shirt but a Swiss one (you can actually read Suisse on it and you can also see the swiss flag on his socks) The scarf he’s carrying is indeed a Barça’s souvenir and so is the hat he has on the other hand, it’s named barretina and it’s a typical catalan hat :)
    thanks for the info

  • http://www.justine-henin.be Nguyen tran gia linh

    I Love Roger
    Go Roger in WImbledon

  • QQQQ

    Why did this have to be the main story. Jared being an ass as usual.

  • joyce

    I LOVE ROGERRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    best of all time.

  • sunshine

    so now Barcelona is in Switzerland? the shirt says Suisse…

  • http://www.blogdelosfamosos.com Noticias de famosos

    Always has to be some listillo being silly .. and has touched the poor Federer stand …

  • flutters

    Congratulations Roger Federer!!!! You’re a class act and a great champion.

    The incident with the guy who jumped onto the court was scary. Who knows what could’ve happened but thank goodness it was just an idiot clown.

  • Sho

    That crazy guys name is jimmy jumper.He is known for pulling those stunts.He always does that at important finals
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Jump

  • Sho

    jimmy jumper would’t harm anyone!!!!only figo haahha

  • emma

    i’m with sally….
    when barcelona is in Switzerland??…maybe you shoul look a map,but if you dont have ,like miss north california said….¬¬…thats clever!
    and the best is not talk and comment this,because this guy its what he want,and its not the first time that he do it.

    roger played good,but Soderling its not a big rival…and in wimbledon,nadal will be there so….good luck,federer,cause nadal its a BIG rival

  • ashleigh

    GO FEDERER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://deleted Lachick25

    @emma: Nadal is hurt might skip wimbeldon.

  • http://www.atwilightkiss.com/ ATwilightKiss

    I watched the vid and that was really scary! I hope the security tightens after this incident. Federer could have been seriously injured before anyone got to help him. :-(

  • mertz

    this dude is simply the best. love his suisse gear and BARCA FC flag!!!! yeaaaaaa.

    Sho @ 06/08/2009 at 12:36 pm jimmy jumper would’t harm anyone!!!!only figo haahha
    ————————————
    lmao. lol. so true no? but he would probably miss due to the amazing fakery of louis.

  • pame

    i ♥ federer, he’s the best

  • http://www.bubblefrog.net Cinnamonly

    The flag is not from Barcelona. It is a F.C. Bâle flag… which is a soccer team in Switzerland!

  • http://dlisted.com lakers fan in boston

    lol
    i love the crazies sometimes, they just make u laugh =]
    anyway congrats roger, i prefer nadal but i can admire a great tennis player

  • w.d.

    Security was definitely dilatory in responding! This miscreant could have been wielding a knife, or some other sharp object, and attacked Roger with it. Fortunately, nothing sinster happened. Federer handled it with his customary sang-froid, and eventually won the match. Now, on to Wimbledon!

  • rogerrules!

    oh I was dead scared when this happened…………………….

    Thank God he was caught.

    anyways Congrats Roger again for the ROLAND GARROS TRIUMPH!

    LOTS OF LOVE AND WISHES FOR THE GRASS SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lola

    he”s the best player!

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    Apparently they don’t have security in France?

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