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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Roger Federer yells “Shut up!” to crowd during French Open (Video)

During his match against Juan Martin Del Potro at the French Open on Tuesday, Roger Federer became furious with a fan who mimicked an umpire by yelling “out” during a point in the second-set tiebreak. As you can see from the video above that Busted Racquet passed along, Federer hit a backhand in the corner that looked in, but was close to the lines. One fan yelled “out!” similar to the way an umpire would say it, ostensibly causing some confusion for Federer, who hit the next shot into the net. Though Federer didn’t give up after hearing the fan yell “out,” he was obviously upset because he could clearly be seen screaming, “Shut up!” to the fans.

Initially I thought Federer was frustrated he hit a bad shot while already trailing by two sets and took it out on the fans, but once it was brought to my attention that the fan yelled “out!” I can see where the anger comes from. And as we know, tennis players can be sensitive.

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