Chaos at French Open as play suspended after spectators injured by metal scoreboard panel
Published 02/06/2015 | 17:02
Play had to be suspended during the French Open quarter-final between Kei Nishikori and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after a large metal panel on Court Philippe Chatrier fell down and landed on spectators.
The panel, which appeared to have been blown loose from the scoreboard by the wind, fell on a group of spectators in a top corner of the court. Three people sustained minor injuries.
Tsonga and Nishikori both left the arena and the umpire announced a 10-minute break while the area was cordoned off and vacated.