Roger Federer Attacked French Open
Roger Federer attacked at the 2009 French Open while on the court made big news. The attack occurred on June 7, Sunday, in Paris France during a match. However, the attack was not a serious or violent threat.
The attack took place during the final match of the 2009 French Open, for men's singles. During the second set of the match, a man got past security and went onto the court, approaching Roger Federer. He had a Barcelona shirt and flag as he tried to put a hat on Federer. He was quickly apprehended by security, after running around the court for a few seconds and jumping over the net.
The man who attacked Federer did not pose a great threat to the tennis star. The man was overly enthusiastic and attempting to show his support for Federer. There is no word as to the mental condition of the man who performed the attack. The man was later identified as Jaume Marquet Cot, or Jimmy Jump, who is well known for such antics. He is a pitch invader who has been active in tennis, football, rugby, and other environments. He has faced criminal charges for such activities, including the Roger Federer attack.
Federer was not particularly affected by the attack. He went on to beat Robin Soderling in straight sets to win the 2009 French Open after the attack. At the time it marked Roger Federer's 14th Grand Slam title, matching Pete Sampras for the highest in history. Federer has since eclipsed that mark.