8 Jun 2009

Spectator runs on court in French Open final

7:49 am on 8 June 2009

The French Open tennis final in Paris between Roger Federer and Robin Soderling was briefly interrupted on Monday after a man came on Centre Court towards the world number two with a red and blue flag.

The man jumped from the stand opposite from the media box at Roland Garros and approached Federer, touching him with the flag.

The Swiss was 2-1 and 0-15 down on the Swede's serve in the fourth game of the second set after he easily clinched the first.

Leaping over the net towards Soderling, the man was tackled by Roland Garros security officers and carried away from the court.