Trouble flared up in bizarre circumstances at the French Open Final today when a protestor interrupted play at Roland Garros today.
Rafa Nadal, used to his own fireworks at Roland Garros as he had lost just one game in his career at the venue was taken aback as a protestor jumped out from near the front of the crowd to make his mark. What he was protesting about is anyone’s guess, perhaps it was a Ferrer fan going to extreme measure to upset the Madrid clay master, we’ll have to wait and see.
The final of course was an all-Spanish affair with David Ferrer tasked with the unenviable job of attempting to stop Nadal, who was playing in his first Grand Slam Final since Wimbledon after an injury-interrupted season.
Unexpected visitor escorted off the court
The protestor was quickly nabbed on court with the 27 year-old quickly back turning his attentions to sealing yet another success at the French venue.
Nadal went on to take victory in straight sets, 6-3 6-2 6-3 to ensure he becomes the first player in the Open era to win the same Grand Slam title eight times and many felt only an injury flare up (we’ll get our coats) would give the underdog Ferrer any chance of major upset.
Alas it wasn’t to be as neither Ferrer nor a protestor could upset Nadal’s rhythm.