A protester interrupts the semifinal between Ruud and Cilic

A protester interrupts the semifinal between Ruud and Cilic


At Roland Garros,

Small moment of floating at Roland-Garrosthis Friday night, during the semi-finals between Marin Cilic and Casper Ruud. While the score was 4-1 in the 3rd set in favor of the Norwegian, a woman burst onto the court Philippe-Chatrier. The young woman, obviously committed to the climate, was wearing a T-shirt that read “We have 1028 days left” in VF. She clung to the net, causing the two players to be sent back to the locker room in time to resolve the situation.

The environmental activist “clung to the net with metal ties and glue,” the tournament said later. “The security service had to formally identify the objects with which she entered the court before she could be taken off the field,” she added. The young woman, a French national, had returned to the stadium with a valid ticket at the beginning of the day. “She was taken care of by the police,” the FFT said.

The match was finally resumed after a brief warm-up by both players. Ruud won it in four sets to join Rafael Nadal in the final of the tournament. The Spaniard had qualified a little earlier in the day as a result of Zverev’s abandonment of injury.



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