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Security Breached At French Open As Fan Attempts Selfie With Roger Federer

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 26 / 15

A security breach marred Roger Federer's first-round win at the French Open on Sunday "when a fan walked on to Court Philippe Chatrier and attempted to take a selfie with the 17-times grand slam champion," according to Julien Pretot of REUTERS. The Swiss "appeared startled as the fan appeared on cou...

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