French Open final hit by same-sex marriage protest

The incident took place just in front of the VIP box on Court Philippe Chatrier where Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt and Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio were sitting.

updated: June 09, 2013 23:45 IST
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The French Open men's final was held up by a flare-carrying protestor on Sunday, who came within just a few feet of defending champion Rafael Nadal.

The match between Nadal and David Ferrer was in the second set when a shirtless spectator, wearing a white mask, leapt from the stands and onto the court before he was wrestled away by security officials.

The match was briefly halted with Nadal even taking the time to shake the hand of the security guard who had sprinted into the playing arena to protect him.

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