French Open halted as TV gantry falls on fans

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French Open halted as TV gantry falls on fans
One spectator was left injured. Photo: AFP

The French Open quarter-final between Kei Nishikori and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was held up on Tuesday when part of the TV gantry above the court was blown off in high winds, leaving at least one spectator injured.


The incident happened late in the second set when a sheet of metal fell from high above the Philippe Chatrier Court.
One man was seen being led away holding his head as the court was buffeted by gusts reaching speeds of up to 40 km/h.
The match was suspended as other fans were cleared away from the area so that the gantry could be secured.
Tsonga was leading 5-2 in the second set at the time after taking the opener 6-1.



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